In the News: Sep-15
EPA to place limits on power plant water pollution - 15 Sep 2009 at 2:33pm - WASHINGTON -- For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to limit the quantity of toxic metals that coal-fired power plants release into waterways.
Mullen says more forces needed for Afghan war - 15 Sep 2009 at 9:58am - The top U.S. military officer says that winning in Afghanistan will probably mean sending more troops.
Reid asks for investigation into electrocution - 14 Sep 2009 at 3:45pm - WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is asking the State Department and Pentagon to investigate the electrocution death of a 25-year-old private contractor killed while showering in his dormitory in Baghdad.
Official: Company slow to report guard misconduct - 14 Sep 2009 at 8:36am - WASHINGTON -- A senior State Department official says the private security contractor hired to protect the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan was slow to tell the government about misconduct by guards and supervisors.
Thought for the day:
The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. -H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)