In the News: Jan-28
Postmaster Gen'l: Mail delivery may need to be cut - 28 Jan 2009 at 2:59pm - WASHINGTON -- Postmaster General John Potter says the massive deficits facing the post office could force the agency to cut out one day of mail delivery per week.
Could't some of the stimulus money be used to maintain or even expand postal services?
Obama trip to Canada set for Feb. 19 - 28 Jan 2009 at 1:54pm - WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is making his first foreign trip as president to Canada on Feb. 19.
Early Voting in Iraq Is Mostly Smooth - 28 Jan 2009 at 1:16pm - There was at least one violent incident during early voting in Iraq?s provincial elections, when two police officers were killed at a polling center.
GOP fails to revive abortion-group funding ban - 28 Jan 2009 at 1:12pm - WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have failed to revive a prohibition on using federal funding for international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information.
Judge OKs holding Taliban cook at Guantanamo - 28 Jan 2009 at 1:05pm - WASHINGTON -- A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who says he merely cooked meals for Taliban forces and never fired a shot in battle lost his petition to be released Wednesday after being held for more than seven years.
GOP fails to limit children's health program - 28 Jan 2009 at 1:00pm - Senate Republicans fell short Wednesday in their effort to limit the expansion of a government health insurance program for lower-income children. The Senate rejected the Republican proposal by a resounding 65-32 vote. Democratic lawmakers say the GOP's legislation didn't go far enough, covering only about 2 million uninsured children, or roughly half of the number that the Democrats' bill would cover.
Russia offers Obama olive branch on missiles: report - 28 Jan 2009 at 10:16am - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has halted plans to deploy missiles near the Polish border, a Russian news agency quoted the military as saying on Wednesday, in what could be a sign Moscow is seeking better ties with the new U.S. president.
Dissidents at F.D.A. Complain of Inquiry - 28 Jan 2009 at 8:57am - Scientists at the F.D.A. who say they were forced to approve medical devices sent a letter to President Obama stating that agency officials may have made them targets of a criminal investigation.
U.S. peanut plant shipped salmonella-tainted products: FDA - 28 Jan 2009 at 8:34am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A peanut plant in Georgia identified as the source of an outbreak of salmonella shipped out products that managers knew might have been tainted, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said on Tuesday.
World economy may lose 51 million jobs: U.N. agency - 28 Jan 2009 at 7:14am - GENEVA (Reuters) - Up to 51 million jobs worldwide could disappear by the end of this year as a result of the economic slowdown that has turned into a global employment crisis, a United Nations agency said on Wednesday.
US officials investigate MP3 security blunder - 28 Jan 2009 at 6:37am - A New Zealand man who discovered US military files on an MP3 player has been visited by US officials about the matter.
Thought for the day:
Irresponsible power is inconsistent with liberty, and must corrupt those who exercise it. -John Calhoun (1782 - 1850)