Wednesday, March 08, 2006

In the News - Mar. 8

Vermont town backs Bush impeachment - 7 Mar 2006 at 3:34pm - NEWFANE, Vt. -- In a white-clapboard town hall, circa 1832, voters gathered Tuesday to conduct their community's business and to call for the impeachment of President Bush.

GOP, White House Near Deal On Spying - 8 Mar 2006 at 10:05am - Republicans on a key Senate committee say they've reached agreement with the White House on a deal that would impose new limits on the president's domestic surveillance program but still allow warrantless wiretaps for up to 45 days.
"New limits"? Increasing the grace period from 72 hours to 45 days constitutes the imposition of new limits???

U.S. criticizes Arab allies on rights - 8 Mar 2006 at 11:19am - WASHINGTON -- The State Department called the human rights records of key Arab allies poor or problematic on Wednesday, citing flawed elections and torture of prisoners in Egypt, beatings, arbitrary arrest and a lack of religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, and floggings as punishment for adultery or drug abuse in the United Arab Emirates.

Senate panel drops Bush's spending cuts - 8 Mar 2006 at 11:41am - WASHINGTON -- With many Republicans nervous about cutting popular programs in an election year, a key Senate panel is prepared to drop President Bush's proposals for politically painful cuts to Medicare, farm subsidies and food stamps.

Senate defeats Democrat's ethics proposal - 8 Mar 2006 at 12:47pm - WASHINGTON -- Debating how best to clean up lawmaker ties to lobbyists, the Senate on Wednesday defeated a Democratic proposal to prohibit all gifts, including meals, and to ban acceptance of almost all privately funded travel.

Colo. teacher's dad cites death threats - 8 Mar 2006 at 3:45pm - DENVER -- The father of a teacher who made a classroom comparison between President Bush's State of the Union address and speeches made by Adolf Hitler says he and his family have received at least 12 death threats.

U.S. setting up special ops in embassies - 8 Mar 2006 at 3:35pm - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military command in charge of counterterrorism campaigns is putting small teams of special operations troops in U.S. embassies to support the global war on terror, officials said Wednesday.

House panel votes to block port deal - 8 Mar 2006 at 10:22pm - In a double-barreled repudiation of President Bush, House Republicans pressed legislation Wednesday to block a Dubai-owned firm from taking control of some U.S port operations while Democrats clamored for a vote on the issue in the Senate.

Texas prosecutors seek more DeLay records - 8 Mar 2006 at 9:40pm - AUSTIN, Texas -- Prosecutors pursuing conspiracy and money laundering charges against Rep. Tom DeLay on Wednesday sought campaign finance documents from a decade-old congressional campaign in East Texas.

Iraqi Police Are Tied to Abuses and Deaths, US Review Finds - New York Times - 8 Mar 2006 at 9:36pm - WASHINGTON, March 8 — Iraqi police units, often infiltrated and even dominated by members of sectarian militias, continue to be linked to arbitrary arrests and to the torture, rape and sometimes death of detainees, the State Department reported Wednesday.

Gonzales: NSA program doesn't need a law - 8 Mar 2006 at 9:26pm - WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made clear Wednesday that the White House is not seeking congressional action to inscribe the National Security Agency's monitoring into U.S. law, even as members of Congress negotiate with the Bush administration about legislation.


At 4:13 PM, Blogger Lee said...

What is this country coming too....."Impeachment"seems to be the "buzz-word" a growing number of places...except where it should be in the US House of Reps, kids are not allowed to be critical thinkers...and it is a pity that the news media hasnt cited the fact that the kid in CO who taped his geo-teacher's class,has an agenda...for one he is a Republican..and probably mad cause he'sonly 16 and can't vote...LOL And the GOP are shaking in their boots...not to mention the ballot box with this Dubai Ports World deal........Peopleneed to wake's okay to smile, things are gonna get better...come Nov 2006 :)


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