Thursday, January 17, 2008


Bush sees need for short-term economic boost: White House - 17 Jan 2008 at 12:05pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush believes a short-term boost is needed to deal with the softening in the U.S. economy, the White House said on Thursday amid what it described as "mixed" economic data.

Task force wants brain injury studies - 17 Jan 2008 at 2:15pm - WASHINGTON -- As many as 20 percent of U.S. troops are coming home from war with signs they may have had a concussion, some of whom do not know they have symptoms that could be treated, Army officials said Thursday.

Chertoff: Longer lines coming to borders - 17 Jan 2008 at 1:55pm - WASHINGTON -- New border crossing rules to take effect at the end of the month will initially mean longer lines for those entering the country, including returning Americans, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday. But he said the rules are necessary to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack.

General sees more Iraqi security forces - 17 Jan 2008 at 11:28am - WASHINGTON -- A senior military commander told a House panel on Thursday that Iraq's security forces are on track to add another 80,000 personnel by the end of the year, but it's a long way from becoming self-sufficient.

Thought for the day:
Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box. -Italian Proverb


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