Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In the News: Apr-23

Carter says Secretary Rice "not telling truth" - 23 Apr 2008 at 12:57pm - ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of not telling the truth about warnings she said her department gave Carter not to speak to Hamas before a Middle East trip.
Dr. Mushroomcloud, lying? Who'd have guessed?

Fraud costs military health program $100 million-plus - 23 Apr 2008 at 2:41pm - MADISON, Wis. -- The U.S. military's health insurance program has been swindled out of more than $100 million over the past decade in the Philippines, where doctors, hospitals and clinics have conspired with American veterans to submit bogus claims, according to prosecutors and court records.

EPA scientists complain about political pressure. - 23 Apr 2008 at 11:54am - WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of Environmental Protection Agency scientists complain they have been victims of political interference and pressure from superiors to skew their findings, according to a survey released Wednesday by an advocacy group.

Petraeus picked to lead Mideast command - 23 Apr 2008 at 10:46am - WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who has been leading troops in Iraq, has been tapped to become the next commander of U.S. Central Command.

CIA director to give up military uniform - 23 Apr 2008 at 10:44am - WASHINGTON -- CIA Director Michael Hayden announced Wednesday he will retire from the Air Force in July after 39 years in uniform, but he will continue in his intelligence post as a civilian.

Thought for the day:
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say "I want to see the manager." -William S. Burroughs (1914 - 1997)


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