Monday, September 24, 2007

Trying to Sneak In

Bush criticizes Democrats on spending - 24 Sep 2007 at 3:11pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday criticized the Democratic-led Congress for failing to pass spending bills on time, saying they might be trying to "sneak in all kinds of special projects."
Because the Bush administration would never think of sneaking provisions into any kind of legislation... would it?

Giuliani's Rhetoric Vs. Record On Terror - 24 Sep 2007 at 8:24am - Rudy Giuliani's message on terrorism is powerful coming from the man who won acclaim for his calm and resolve after the 9/11 attacks. But it is undercut by his record as mayor and by his statements since the 1990s, the Washington Post reports.

Iraq says no Blackwater move until after inquiry - 24 Sep 2007 at 8:22am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Monday no action would be taken against U.S. private security firm Blackwater over a shooting in which 11 people were killed until after a joint investigation with U.S. officials.

Homeland deputy resigns - 24 Sep 2007 at 2:27pm - WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department's second-in-command resigned Monday, citing personal financial reasons. Michael P. Jackson, the department's deputy secretary, has had a major hand in running the large department, particularly in putting the current management team in place.

Administration Revisits Social Security - 24 Sep 2007 at 3:00pm - The Bush administration says the only way to permanently fix Social Security is through some combination of benefit cuts and tax hikes, according to a new Treasury Department report on the politically explosive issue.

Lawmaker questions emissions lobbying - 24 Sep 2007 at 2:52pm - WASHINGTON -- A senior California lawmaker on Monday said the administration was trying to "stack the deck" against his state's proposal to impose tough standards on motor vehicle emissions, and urged the White House to repudiate what he called a questionable lobbying effort.

Bomber kills 20 including police chief in Iraq city - 24 Sep 2007 at 2:32pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 20 people including the police chief of the Iraqi city of Baquba on Monday in a mosque compound where local Shi'ite and Sunni Arab factions were holding reconciliation talks.

Thought for the day:
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question. -Stephen Jay Gould (1941 - 2002)


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