Wednesday, January 02, 2008

In the News: Jan-01

Legal voters thrown off rolls - 2 Jan 2008 at 8:54am - Five years after passage of a federal law to create electronic registration databases to deter voter fraud, the new technology ...

Pakistan asks for Scotland Yard to help probe Bhutto's death - 2 Jan 2008 at 10:46am - Pakistan has requested a team from Britain's Scotland Yard to help investigate the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday.

Oil prices jump 2.0 dollars on Nigeria unrest, US supply concerns - 2 Jan 2008 at 11:03am - LONDON (AFP) - Oil prices surged by more than 2.0 dollars on Wednesday, supported by unrest in crude producer Nigeria and the prospect of falling energy inventories in the United States, dealers said.

Number of slain journalists up 244% over 5 years: watchdog - 2 Jan 2008 at 12:08pm - The number of journalists killed in the field has skyrocketed by 244 per cent in the past five years, and more than half of the 86 reporters slain in 2007 fell in Iraq, according to an annual tally compiled by Reporters Without Borders.

Admissions of Iraqi refugees lagging - 2 Jan 2008 at 12:49pm - WASHINGTON -- U.S. admissions of Iraqi refugees are nose-diving despite a pledge to boost them to roughly 1,000 per month, according to State Department statistics obtained by The Associated Press.

Calif. Sues EPA Over Greenhouse Gas Rules - 2 Jan 2008 at 1:57pm - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.

U.S. to launch criminal probe of CIA tapes - 2 Jan 2008 at 2:40pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it will launch a criminal investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects.

Poll: Nation Tired of Iowa-NH First - 1 Jan 2008 at 11:41am - CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- All eyes may be on Iowa and New Hampshire, but many of them are rolling.

Thought for the day:
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. -Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)


At 8:07 PM, Blogger Jen Clark said...

I'm so glad that our governor in Calfornia is standing up to Bush. It boggles the mind how far the Bush Administration will to go maximize profits for the oil industry. They don't even try to hide it.

And of course we're tired of Iowa and New Hampshire first. Iowa has less than 1% of the population, is overwhelmingly white, and gets to set the stage for the primaries. We've heard about that damn state and their opinions for over a year. I just don't care.

Does anyone happen to know why we don't all just have our primaries on the same day?


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