In the News: May-19
US audit faults security spending in Afghanistan - 19 May 2009 at 2:30pm - WASHINGTON -- The military command overseeing $15 billion in U.S. programs to develop Afghanistan's security forces cannot be sure the money is being managed effectively, a top government watchdog warned Tuesday.
Congressman says CIA briefing list inaccurate - 19 May 2009 at 1:02pm - WASHINGTON -- A top House Democrat raised new questions Tuesday about the accuracy of the CIA's account of congressional briefings on severe interrogation techniques. He said a staff aide the agency listed as attending a 2006 briefing was instead barred from it.
Pentagon says Iranian weapons still coming to Iraq - 19 May 2009 at 12:55pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says U.S. soldiers are still finding large numbers of Iranian-made weapons in Iraq, despite's Iran's denials.
Pentagon says it's on track for closing Gitmo - 19 May 2009 at 11:30am - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says it still expects the prison at Guantanamo Bay to be closed by January 2010 as President Barack Obama has ordered.
Canada's housing market to fall by double-digits in '09: CMHC - 19 May 2009 at 11:05am - Canada's housing market could fall by a large amount in 2009 because a faltering economy will supress how many new and existing homes are traded, according to a new report released Tuesday.
White House wins appeal over e-mail - 19 May 2009 at 10:58am - WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court says the office that has records about millions of possibly missing e-mails from the Bush White House does not have to make them public.
U.S. housing starts, permits hit record lows in April - 19 May 2009 at 9:06am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. housing starts and permits unexpectedly fell to record lows in April, a government report showed on Tuesday, denting hopes that stability in the housing market was imminent.
Thought for the day:
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. -Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)