Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In the News: Oct-13

Wordle: In the News: Oct-13

Pentagon: recruiting last year was best since 1973 - 13 Oct 2009 at 2:26pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says it has just finished the best recruiting year since the all-volunteer military was established in 1973.

Palestinians souring on Obama: document - 13 Oct 2009 at 2:17pm - An internal document circulating among members of the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the hopes they had placed in U.S. President Barack Obama "have evaporated."

Lawyers seek order to release Kuwaiti at Guantanamo - 13 Oct 2009 at 12:15pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Kuwaiti held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Tuesday asked the judge who ordered him freed to force the Obama administration to release him.

NY top court to consider gay marriage benefits - 13 Oct 2009 at 6:41am - ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's top court is set to hear arguments against providing government benefits to same sex couples married in Canada or other jurisdictions where such marriages are legal.

US wants bunker-buster fast, denies Iran is reason - 13 Oct 2009 at 6:35am - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is speeding up delivery of a colossal bomb designed to destroy hidden weapons bunkers buried underground and shielded by 10,000 pounds of reinforced concrete.

Thought for the day:
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. -Lord Acton, Letter to Mary Gladstone, 1881


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