Monday, November 17, 2008

In the News: Nov-17

Hill sources: Treasury won't use full bailout - 17 Nov 2008 at 3:13pm - WASHINGTON -- The outgoing Bush administration has told top lawmakers it does not plan to use at least half of the $700 billion bailout fund that Congress approved this fall to aid the financial industry, congressional officials said Monday.

Top US officer comfortable with Iraq security deal - 17 Nov 2008 at 2:31pm - WASHINGTON -- The nation's top military officer says he feels comfortable with the terms of a security agreement with Iraq that would require U.S. forces to withdraw by the end of 2011.

Dems to Bush: Your papers, please - November 16, 2008 9:40:00 PM - Dem Senators want assurances that key documents won't be leaving the White House with the Bush administration.

Judge orders Hatfill search warrant made public - 17 Nov 2008 at 12:09pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Monday ordered the Justice Department to release the information it used to convince the courts to let it search the home of a former Army scientist who was exonerated in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

U.S. recession will last 14 months: Fed survey - 17 Nov 2008 at 10:30am - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private-sector economists believe the U.S. economy fell into recession last spring and now expect a sharp contraction in the fourth quarter of this year after slashing their forecasts for gross domestic product, a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia survey said on Monday.

IRAQ: NGOs concerned about detainees’ rights - November 17, 2008 8:58:56 AM - BAGHDAD, 17 November 2008 (IRIN) - Local NGOs are concerned about the rights of detainees in US military custody due to be transferred to the Iraqi authorities in 2009 in line with a draft US-Iraqi security pact.

Rather?s Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry - 17 Nov 2008 at 9:20am - Dan Rather?s lawsuit seems to have unearthed evidence of political influence in an internal CBS investigation.

Iraq, U.S. sign pact on troops withdrawal deadline - 17 Nov 2008 at 7:49am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari and U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker signed a long-awaited accord on Monday requiring Washington to withdraw its forces within three years.

Thought for the day:
It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. -Jerry Seinfeld (1954 - )


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