Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Global Warming - Iraq Policy - Electronic Voting

Annan warns of "frightening lack of leadership" over climate change - 15 Nov 2006 at 10:16am - NAIROBI (AFP) - Citing "a frightening lack of leadership" to tackle climate change, UN chief Kofi Annan has demanded world leaders give global warming the same priority as they did to wars and to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

White House Sued Over Global Warming - 15 Nov 2006 at 9:43am - (AP)— Environmentalists sued the Bush administration Tuesday for failing to produce a report on global warming's impact on the country's environment, economy and public health. The plaintiffs claim the government must complete such a report every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The plaintiffs say the last report was due in November 2004.

Emboldened Democrats to urge Iraq exit - 15 Nov 2006 at 11:55am - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration must tell Iraq that U.S. troops will begin withdrawing in four to six months, the next chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday, as Congress began re-examining U.S. policy in the wake of last week's Democratic election victory.

U.S. commander warns against Iraq cutoff - 15 Nov 2006 at 12:16pm - WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Congress Wednesday against setting a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, saying it would impede commanders in managing U.S. and Iraqi forces.

More U.S. troops in Iraq not needed: U.S. general - 15 Nov 2006 at 12:42pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in the Middle East on Wednesday said he did not believe more U.S. troops were needed in Iraq, where violence rages and has frustrated Pentagon efforts to start withdrawing its force.
What are the troops we already have there needed for, again?

House member wants e-voting paper trail - 15 Nov 2006 at 2:28pm - WASHINGTON -- Citing the disputed vote in a Florida congressional district, a Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday urged Congress to approve his measure requiring a paper trail for electronic voting.

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