Monday, July 28, 2008

In the News: Jul-28

5th Circuit upholds prison terms for border agents - 28 Jul 2008 at 3:02pm - NEW ORLEANS -- A federal appeals court has refused to throw out lengthy prison sentences for two U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting an unarmed illegal immigrant and lying about it.

Text of EPA e-mail - 28 Jul 2008 at 2:36pm - A text of the e-mail warning the Environmental Protection Agency's pollution enforcement officials not to talk directly to congressional investigators, reporters and even the agency's own inspector general.

Columnist Robert Novak diagnosed with brain tumor - 28 Jul 2008 at 1:15pm - BOSTON -- Syndicated columnist and former "Crossfire" host Robert Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is suspending his journalistic work.
I should feel sorry for him -- and I do, about this health issue, that is -- but when I saw this, the very first thought that popped into my head was "Bill Casey".

Canada better than U.S. for corporate taxes: KPMG - 28 Jul 2008 at 12:40pm - Canada has a more competitive tax system than the United States, according to a study released Monday.

EPA silences enforcement staff - 28 Jul 2008 at 12:39pm - WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is telling its enforcement personnel not to talk with congressional investigators and reporters, and even the agency's own inspector general, according to an internal e-mail provided to The Associated Press.

Air Force exec resigns, cites leader changes - 28 Jul 2008 at 11:01am - WASHINGTON -- The Air Force's logistics chief has resigned, saying that the recent leadership shake up by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has hurt his ability to do his job.

DOJ: Former aide broke law in hiring scandal - 28 Jul 2008 at 10:36am - WASHINGTON -- A new Justice Department report concludes that politics illegally influenced the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges, and largely lays the blame on top aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

U.S. troops killed civilians in June incident: military - 28 Jul 2008 at 7:39am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said an investigation into an incident in which American troops killed three Iraqis near Baghdad airport last month showed the victims were not criminals but innocent civilians.

Canadian troops kill 2 children after car nears convoy - 28 Jul 2008 at 7:22am - Two young children died when Canadian troops opened fire on a car they feared was about to attack their convoy in Kandahar province, the Canadian Forces said Monday.

Bush administration projects record 2009 deficit - 28 Jul 2008 at 2:35pm - WASHINGTON -- The next president will inherit a record budget deficit of $482 billion, according to a new Bush administration estimate released Monday.

Pakistan prime minister to visit White House - 28 Jul 2008 at 6:46am - WASHINGTON -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's White House visit Monday comes amid increased calls by senior U.S. officials for Pakistan to stop militants from staging cross-border attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Is Afghanistan not capable of defending its own border?

Suicide hot line got calls from 22,000 veterans - 28 Jul 2008 at 6:21am - WASHINGTON -- More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted, the government says.

Thought for the day:
A man is known by the company he avoids. -Anonymous


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