Monday, December 10, 2007

In the News: Dec-10

U.N. climate talks under pressure to drop 2020 goals - 10 Dec 2007 at 8:45am - NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The United States has urged a tough 2020 target for rich nations to axe greenhouse gas emissions to be dropped from a draft text at climate change talks in Bali, delegates said on Monday.

Libby to drop appeal in CIA leak case - 10 Dec 2007 at 10:38am - Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is dropping his appeal in the CIA leak case, his attorney said Monday.

General: Some Iraq gains 'permanent' - 10 Dec 2007 at 12:05pm - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. commander in western Iraq said Monday that progress against insurgents in his area is "permanent" but that it will be another 19 months before Iraqi forces can operate there by themselves.

Court: Judges can reduce crack sentences - 10 Dec 2007 at 12:02pm - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday said judges may impose shorter prison terms for crack cocaine crimes, enhancing judicial discretion to reduce the disparity between sentences for crack and cocaine powder.

Climate science manipulation alleged - 10 Dec 2007 at 4:35pm - WASHINGTON -- The White House has systematically tried to manipulate climate change science and minimize the dangers of global warming, asserts a Democratic congressional report issued after a 16-month investigation.

Funny headline of the day: "Troops overrun Taliban town, British PM in Afghanistan"

Thought for the day:
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. -Will Durant (1885 - 1981)


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