Wednesday, January 23, 2008

In the News: Jan-23

U.S. war costs in Iraq up: report - 23 Jan 2008 at 3:23pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq war may not dominate U.S. news reports as the carnage drops, but a new report underscores the financial burden of persistent combat that is helping run up the government's credit card.

EPA staff backed Calif. pollution waiver - 23 Jan 2008 at 2:14pm - WASHINGTON -- EPA officials told the agency's administrator that California had "compelling and extraordinary conditions" to justify a federal waiver allowing the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, according to excerpts of documents released Wednesday.

House fails to override health bill veto - 23 Jan 2008 at 2:00pm - WASHINGTON -- For the second time in three months, the House failed Wednesday to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would greatly increase spending on a popular children's health insurance program.

Army wants to cut war tours to 12 months - 23 Jan 2008 at 12:32pm - WASHINGTON -- The Army is considering a proposal to cut soldiers' battlefield tours from 15 months to 12 months beginning in August, an effort to reduce the stress on a force battered by more than six years at war.

Cheney wants surveillance law expanded - 23 Jan 2008 at 12:42pm - WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying "fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise" that should not come with an expiration date.

Thought for the day:
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity. -Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)


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