Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In the News: Apr-21

Wordle: In the News: Apr-21

Cheney: US gained information from interrogations - 21 Apr 2009 at 10:31am - WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the U.S. government gained valuable intelligence from its aggressive interrogations of high-value detainees after the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Isn't this kinda like saying you needed money, so you didn't think twice about robbing that bank, but you shouldn't be prosecuted, because robbing the bank succeeded in getting you that money you needed?

Rivers shrinking: Flow of many rivers in decline - 21 Apr 2009 at 3:01pm - WASHINGTON -- The flow of water in the world's largest rivers has declined over the past half-century, with significant changes found in about a third of the big rivers.

Lawmaker asks for release of spy case transcripts - 21 Apr 2009 at 2:05pm - WASHINGTON -- The former senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to release all transcripts of her recorded conversations involving the treatment of two pro-Israel lobbyists accused of spying.

EPA restores stricter reporting of toxic pollution - 21 Apr 2009 at 1:45pm - WASHINGTON -- The federal government plans to once again require companies to fully disclose the toxic chemicals they release into the air, onto land and into water.

Obama open to prosecution, probe of interrogations - 21 Apr 2009 at 12:55pm - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday the United States lost "our moral bearings" with gruesome terror-suspect interrogations and he left the door open to prosecuting Bush administration officials who vouched for their legality.

Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches - 21 Apr 2009 at 10:42am - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police need a warrant to search the vehicle of someone they have arrested if the person is locked up in a patrol cruiser and poses no safety threat to officers.

Thought for the day:
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. -Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)


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