Wednesday, November 07, 2007

In the News - Nov-07

Judge forces telcos to retain data in NSA spy case - November 06, 2007 11:46:00 PM - The judge overseeing the NSA surveillance case against several major telephone companies has ruled in favor of an EFF request to make the companies hold onto all relevant data.

Iraqis streaming home from abroad - 7 Nov 2007 at 8:17am - The number of Iraqis returning to their country is growing, with more than 46,000 people coming home last month, an Iraqi government spokesman said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army said 17 bodies were found in a mass grave northeast of Baghdad in an area troops have only recently been able to re-enter.

FBI Decries Ruling Blocking Security Letters - 7 Nov 2007 at 9:56am - FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks out against a ruling that blocks "National Security Letters." The letters are sent to companies like Internet service providers to obtain e-mail addresses and telephone numbers without approval by a judge. The ACLU sued and a New York judge agreed.

Review of spending on Bush firm sought - 7 Nov 2007 at 12:42pm - WASHINGTON -- The inspector general of the Education Department says he will review whether federal money is inappropriately being spent on education programs by a company founded by Neil Bush, the president's brother.

Graham: Border-security measure yanked from defense bill - 7 Nov 2007 at 1:29pm - WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Tuesday that Democrats had stripped from a defense spending bill a $3 billion border-security amendment that the Senate passed overwhelmingly last month.

Assembly call to sack Met chief - 7 Nov 2007 at 1:07pm - The London Assembly passes a vote of no confidence in Sir Ian Blair, the Met Police Commissioner.

US: Musharraf 'indispensable' - 7 Nov 2007 at 2:15pm - WASHINGTON -- Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte told Congress on Wednesday that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is an "indispensable" ally in the U.S.-led war on terrorism and that "partnership with Pakistan and its people is the only option."

State seeks $1.5 billion for Iraq - 7 Nov 2007 at 2:43pm - WASHINGTON -- The State Department's request for $1.5 billion to protect U.S. diplomats and a growing number of reconstruction teams on the ground is a pricey reminder that the war-torn country remains a dangerous place.

Thought for the day:
Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it. -Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), The Republic


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