In the News: Jan-27
US-Mexico border fence almost complete - 27 Jan 2009 at 3:10pm - WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department says the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is mostly finished.
Senators say contractor should be punished - 27 Jan 2009 at 3:05pm - WASHINGTON -- Two senators said Tuesday the Army hasn't acted fast enough to fix electrical problems in Iraq that led to the electrocutions of U.S. troops.
NATO Says 2 Troops Killed in South Afghanistan - 27 Jan 2009 at 2:40pm - NATO said two of its troops were killed Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, where an official said five Taliban fighters died in another clash.
Pentagon sees limit on U.S. troops in Afghanistan - 27 Jan 2009 at 2:05pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday he would be very skeptical about sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan beyond those already requested by the top commander there.
US official: Intelligence director resigns - 27 Jan 2009 at 1:09pm - WASHINGTON -- National Intelligence Director Michael McConnell resigned his post Tuesday, according to a U.S. official.
Judge: Draft requirement for fed jobs is unconstitutional - 27 Jan 2009 at 10:53am - A judge in Boston has found that a law that bans most federal employment for men who fail to register for the military draft ...
First batch of extra U.S. troops in east Afghanistan - 27 Jan 2009 at 8:30am - KABUL (Reuters) - The first deployment of a planned United States surge of up to 30,000 troops, has moved into bases in two key provinces of east Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.
Obama offers 'hand of friendship' during Arab TV interview - 27 Jan 2009 at 8:32am - U.S. President Barack Obama told an Arabic television audience Tuesday that Americans are "not your enemy" and pledged to improve dialogue with the Muslim world.
Obama Sends Special Envoy to Mideast - 27 Jan 2009 at 8:27am - President Obama sent his special envoy, George J. Mitchell, on an eight-day listening tour that includes Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, France and Britain.
Peanut Plant Was Cited for Violations - 26 Jan 2009 at 4:26pm - The processing plant that produced peanut butter tainted by salmonella had a history of health violations, according to state inspection reports.
Thought for the day:
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)