Tuesday, May 06, 2008

In the News: May-06

House panel votes to pressure White House aide to testify on interrogation ta... - 6 May 2008 at 3:19pm - WASHINGTON — A House of Representatives committee voted Tuesday to compel vice presidential chief of staff David Addington to testify about controversial interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects overseas.

EPA might not act to limit rocket fuel in drinking water - 6 May 2008 at 12:12pm - WASHINGTON -- An EPA official says there's a "distinct possibility" the agency won't take action to limit a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has contaminated drinking water supplies around the country.

House bill to restrict US reconstruction dollars - 6 May 2008 at 11:17am - WASHINGTON -- A House bill to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year would press Baghdad to match every dollar the US spends on major reconstruction projects, as well as training and equipping its security forces, according to Democratic aides.

'Torture memo' author, former attorney general, to testify - 6 May 2008 at 9:41am - WASHINGTON -- A former Justice Department lawyer who wrote a now-repudiated memo allowing harsh interrogations of military prisoners has agreed to testify to Congress about those practices, according to House Judiciary Committee officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the panel has not yet made the announcement.

Iraq war strains U.S. army mental health system - 6 May 2008 at 8:27am - FORT DRUM, New York (Reuters) - Fort Drum, a bleak U.S. Army base in upstate New York, is a test case for how the military is handling a looming mental health crisis.

Thought for the day:
If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. -Thomas Szasz


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