Friday, January 18, 2008

In the News: Jan-18

Ambassador to Moscow up for State post - 18 Jan 2008 at 12:54pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush will nominate the U.S. ambassador to Russia, William Burns, for the State Department's third-highest job and plans to put him in charge of the administration's efforts to contain Iran.

Joint Chiefs to give own troop cut view - 18 Jan 2008 at 12:53pm - SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The Pentagon's top generals and admirals will make their own assessment for President Bush on whether to continue pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq in the second half of the year - independent of what Bush's commander in Baghdad recommends, the top U.S. military officer said Friday.

Lawyers ask judge to dismiss Khadr case - 18 Jan 2008 at 12:50pm - Lawyers for Canadian Omar Khadr want a U.S. military judge to dismiss his terrorism case on the grounds that he was a child soldier when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002.

Israel flattens Hamas ministry in Gaza Strip - 18 Jan 2008 at 12:45pm - GAZA (Reuters) - Israel bombed the Hamas-run Interior Ministry in Gaza and closed border crossings with the strip on Friday, sharply escalating what it called a campaign to halt Palestinian rocket attacks.

Stocks Fall After Bush Announces Plan - 18 Jan 2008 at 12:22pm - NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street resumed its downward trek Friday as skittish investors, unable to hold on to much optimism about the economy, drew little comfort from President Bush's stimulus plan.

Chart: 473 days of no White House e-mail - 18 Jan 2008 at 12:05pm - WASHINGTON -- A White House chart indicates no e-mail was archived on 473 days for various units of the Executive Office of the President, a House committee chairman says.

Thought for the day:
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. -H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


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