Thursday, March 13, 2008

Now Is the Time?

Paulson: Time to toughen rules on mortgage brokers - 13 Mar 2008 at 12:10pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Financial regulators pledged on Thursday to toughen rules for mortgage brokers, lenders and credit agencies in a bid to ease a credit crunch and to try to restore investor confidence in markets.
What was wrong with seven years ago?

Senate rejects extending some tax cuts - 13 Mar 2008 at 11:53am - The Senate has rejected an extension of President Bush's tax cuts for middle- and higher-income taxpayers, investors and people inheriting businesses and big estates.

Audit: More FBI privacy abuses in 2006 - 13 Mar 2008 at 11:16am - WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's inspector general reported Thursday that the FBI continued to improperly obtain personal information about Americans for terrorism investigations during 2006. He reserved judgment on whether corrective actions under way will work.

Bush says would veto House eavesdropping bill - 13 Mar 2008 at 10:32am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, locked in a battle with Congress over eavesdropping legislation, said on Thursday the House of Representatives version of the bill was "unwise" and he would veto it.

Pentagon Report Fails to Link Saddam, Al-Qaida - 13 Mar 2008 at 9:41am - A Pentagon report concludes Saddam Hussein's regime carried out terrorist operations and provided sanctuary and aid to terrorist groups. But confiscated Iraqi documents show no direct link between the former Iraqi dictator and al-Qaida.

Thought for the day:
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)


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