Friday, March 06, 2009

In the News: Mar-06

Wordle: In the News: Mar-06

Iraq withdrawal raises concerns for elite forces - 6 Mar 2009 at 2:21pm - WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. readies the pullout of its major combat units from Iraq, officials are concerned that the Pentagon's Green Berets and other elite anti-terror warriors staying behind won't have the helicopters, equipment and other logistical support they need.

Court ends terror suspect's detention challenge - 6 Mar 2009 at 12:15pm - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge by suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent Ali Al-Marri to the president's authority to detain people without charges, granting an Obama administration request to end the high court case.

U.S. unemployment hits 8.1% as 651,000 jobs lost - 6 Mar 2009 at 9:28am - The battered U.S. economy continued to bleed jobs at a rapid rate in February, as employers cut 651,000 jobs from their payrolls, the U.S. Department of Labour reported Friday.

Top House Republican calls for spending freeze - 6 Mar 2009 at 9:13am - WASHINGTON -- The top Republican in the House is seizing on the latest spike in unemployment to call for a freeze on government spending and to urge President Barack Obama to veto a $410 billion spending bill.

Kyrgyzstan cancels remaining air base agreements - 6 Mar 2009 at 6:54am - BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan, which last month decided to close a U.S. military air base, on Friday canceled similar agreements with other members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.

Thought for the day:
There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to. -Joseph Heller (1923 - 1999), Catch 22


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