In the News: May-29
Grand jury subpoenas Visclosky's offices - 29 May 2009 at 1:48pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records of Rep. Pete Visclosky in a criminal probe involving a Washington-area lobbying firm that specialized in providing congressional earmarks to defense contractors.
Congressional panel to analyze VA hospital mishaps - 29 May 2009 at 1:04pm - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A congressional panel will question Department of Veterans Affairs officials about mistakes that put patients at risk of possible exposure to HIV and other infectious body fluids at three VA hospitals.
Defense contractor with ties to Murtha suspended - 29 May 2009 at 10:15am - JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania defense contractor to whom Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., directed millions of dollars in congressional earmarks has been blocked from doing business with the Navy amid allegations of fraud.
U.S. economy contracts less in first-quarter - 29 May 2009 at 9:02am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy contracted slightly less than initially estimated in the first quarter, while corporate profits rebounded, according to a government report on Friday that hinted the recession was moderating.
Thought for the day:
Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth. -Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC), The Dhammapada