In the News: Apr-03
N.C. Sen. Burr delays Duckworth vote - 3 Apr 2009 at 12:05pm - U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is delaying the nomination vote and swearing-in of injured Iraq veteran Tammy Duckworth for a top post in the Veterans Affairs administration.
Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional - 3 Apr 2009 at 10:29am - DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where marriage will be legal.
Jobless rate bolts to 8.5 percent, 663K jobs lost - 3 Apr 2009 at 9:45am - WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 8.5 percent in March, the highest since late 1983, as a wide swath of employers eliminated 663,000 jobs. It's fresh evidence of the toll the recession has inflicted on America's workers, and economists say there's no relief in sight.
Obama, Sarkozy find common ground on Guantanamo - 3 Apr 2009 at 7:43am - STRASBOURG, France -- In a symbolic gesture, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told President Barack Obama on Friday that France would accept a prisoner from Guantanamo Bay if that would facilitate the closing of the controversial detention center where terrorist suspects are held.
Thought for the day:
Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all. -Woody Allen (1935 - )