Friday, March 14, 2008

In the News: Mar-14

McCain says al Qaeda might try to tip U.S. election - 14 Mar 2008 at 1:11pm - SPRINGFIELD, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said on Friday he fears that al Qaeda or another extremist group might attempt spectacular attacks in Iraq to try to tilt the U.S. election against him.
So be sure, if al Qaida should attempt a spectacular attack in Iraq just ahead of the election, to vote for John McCain -- to demonstrate that your vote wasn't determined by al Qaida. That'll show them. Or something.

House passes new surveillance bill - 14 Mar 2008 at 2:42pm - WASHINGTON -- The House on Friday narrowly approved a Democratic bill that would set rules for the government's eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails inside the United States.

Military mental health policies examined - 14 Mar 2008 at 1:47pm - WASHINGTON -- Chris Scheuerman believes the military he served for 20 years failed his Army son Jason, who shot himself to death in his Iraq barracks almost three years ago.

White House played role in smog rule - 14 Mar 2008 at 9:48am - WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to weaken an important part of its new smog requirements after being told at the last minute that President Bush preferred a less stringent approach, according to government documents.

Thought for the day:
I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you. -Ann Richards


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