Thursday, February 14, 2008

In the News: Feb-14

House holds Bush confidants in contempt - 14 Feb 2008 at 2:27pm - WASHINGTON -- The House voted Thursday to hold two of President Bush's confidants in contempt for failing to cooperate with an inquiry into whether a purge of federal prosecutors was politically motivated.

Judge asks details on destroyed evidence - 14 Feb 2008 at 2:19pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge wants the Bush administration to tell him whether destroyed CIA interrogation videos were relevant to his case.

US plans to shoot down broken satellite - 14 Feb 2008 at 12:00pm - WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials say the Pentagon is planning to shoot down a broken spy satellite expected to hit the Earth in early March.

CDC: Gulf Coast trailers have toxic air - 14 Feb 2008 at 12:00pm - NEW ORLEANS -- U.S. health officials are urging that Gulf Coast hurricane victims be moved out of their government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.

Lawmakers Skeptical About Assurances on Iraq - 14 Feb 2008 at 8:16am - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assured members of Congress on Wednesday that the Bush administration isn't going to limit the options of future presidents regarding U.S. policy in Iraq. Some lawmakers expressed considerable skepticism.

Justice Dept: Waterboarding not legal - 14 Feb 2008 at 8:40am - A senior Justice Department official says laws and other limits enacted since three terrorism suspects were waterboarded have eliminated the technique from what is now allowed.

House eyeing war funding bill - 13 Feb 2008 at 11:10am - WASHINGTON -- The leaders of a House panel that oversees military spending said Wednesday they are drafting legislation that would pay for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the rest of the year.

Thought for the day:
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. -Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)


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