In the News: May-04
White House: No extra bank bailout money needed - 4 May 2009 at 2:37pm - WASHINGTON -- The White House says it has no plans to ask Congress for more taxpayer money to bail out struggling banks.
Pentagon's top auditor criticizes KBR support work - 4 May 2009 at 11:38am - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's top auditor on Monday criticized KBR Inc.'s performance on a $31.7 billion combat support contract, pointing to numerous instances where the company failed to make sure U.S. taxpayers were getting the most for their money.
U.S. denies letting troops convert Afghans - 4 May 2009 at 8:36am - KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military denied Monday it has allowed soldiers to try to convert Afghans to Christianity, after a television network showed pictures of soldiers with bibles translated into local languages.
U.S. asks Germany to take Guantanamo inmates: German government - 4 May 2009 at 7:48am - BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has made a formal request to Germany to take in some prisoners held at its military prison in Guantanamo Bay, a spokesman for Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday.
Thought for the day:
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. -Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)