Thursday, May 22, 2008

In the News: May-22

House subpoenas Karl Rove in Justice Dept. probe - 22 May 2008 at 2:34pm - WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House adviser Karl Rove as part of its inquiry into whether the Bush administration politically meddled at the Justice Department.

Bush dealt defeat on Iraq bill - 22 May 2008 at 12:14pm - WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have broken with President Bush to help Democrats add help for veterans and the unemployed to a bill paying for another year of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Bodman rejects releasing government oil - 22 May 2008 at 11:18am - WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman rejected a call Thursday by some members of Congress to release oil from the government's emergency stockpile, saying that oil is needed to respond to future oil supply emergencies and not to influence prices.

APNewsBreak: Foot-and-mouth plan used flawed study - 22 May 2008 at 11:10am - WASHINGTON -- Congressional investigators have concluded that the Bush administration lacks evidence that it would be safe to research highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease on the U.S. mainland.

Petraeus terms military action in Iran "last resort" - 22 May 2008 at 11:07am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran to counter its rising influence, while retaining possible military action as a "last resort," a top U.S. military officer said on Thursday.

U.S. air strike in Iraq kills 8 civilians: report - 22 May 2008 at 6:22am - Eight civilians are dead following a U.S. military air strike north of Baghdad, according to a report.Thought for the day:

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. -Eugene McCarthy (1916 - 2005)

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