Thursday, June 07, 2007

In the News - June 7

Congress passes stem cell research bill - 7 Jun 2007 at 2:39pm - WASHINGTON -- Spoiling for a veto fight, Congress cleared legislation Thursday easing restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Bush nominee worries Iraq can't do more - 7 Jun 2007 at 2:37pm - WASHINGTON -- The general picked by President Bush to be his war adviser said Thursday he has serious concerns about the Iraqi government's ability to take control of its country, no matter how much pressure is applied by the United States.

Panel OKs bill backing Gitmo detainees - 7 Jun 2007 at 2:31pm - WASHINGTON -- A bill that would allow terrorism suspects access to federal courts to challenge their imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

U.S. death toll in Iraq surpasses 3,500 - 7 Jun 2007 at 2:07pm - Iraq's seemingly inexhaustible corps of terror bombers struck across the country again Thursday, from a restaurant in Baghdad's
to a police station leveled by a blast near the Syrian border.

Opposition critic questions secrecy over Afghan detainees - 7 Jun 2007 at 2:06pm - The Liberals' foreign affairs critic says he can't understand why the government wants to keep secret the number of Afghan detainees captured by Canadian forces when the U.S. military regularly makes public the same information.

AP Poll: Bush approval matches low point - 7 Jun 2007 at 2:22pm - WASHINGTON -- Public approval of the job President Bush is doing now matches its all-time low, an AP-Ipsos poll says.

Thought for the day:
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river." -Nikita Khrushchev (1894 - 1971)

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