Thursday, October 16, 2008

In the News: Oct-16

Pentagon: Iraq pact adequately protects troops - 16 Oct 2008 at 1:49pm - WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon spokesman says Defense Secretary Robert Gates is calling congressional leaders in support of a draft security agreement with Iraq that provides protections for U.S. forces there.

Ruling May Impede Thousands of Ohio Voters - 16 Oct 2008 at 12:53pm - A decision on Tuesday ordered the disclosure of lists of voters whose names did not match those in government databases, which may prevent them from casting regular ballots.

Social Security benefits going up by 5.8 percent - 16 Oct 2008 at 11:15am - WASHINGTON -- Social Security benefits for 50 million people will be go up 5.8 percent next year, the largest increase in more than a quarter century.

Suspected U.S. drone attack in Pakistan, one killed - 16 Oct 2008 at 9:59am - DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone fired a missile on Thursday into Pakistani territory on the Afghan border, killing at least one militant, intelligence agency officials said.

Thought for the day:
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. -H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


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