Monday, August 17, 2009

In the News: Aug-17

Wordle: In the News: Aug-17
Obama administration says marriage law unfair - 17 Aug 2009 at 10:16am - WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has filed court papers claiming a federal marriage law discriminates against gays, even as it continues to defend the law.

Former Gov. Dean calls public option indispensable - 17 Aug 2009 at 9:23am - WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, a leading figure in the liberal wing of his party, said Monday he doubts there can be meaningful health care reform without a direct government role.

Iraq cabinet approves vote on U.S. security pact - 17 Aug 2009 at 7:39am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's cabinet has approved a bill paving the way for a referendum on a bilateral security pact signed last year between Washington and Baghdad, the government spokesman said in a statement on Monday.

U.S. commander in Iraq wants troops deployed - 17 Aug 2009 at 8:00am - The top U.S. commander in Iraq says he wants to deploy American soldiers to disputed territories in northern Iraq following a ...

Thought for the day:
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. -Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)


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