Monday, November 02, 2009

In the News: Nov-02

Wordle: In the News: Nov-02

Congress extends benefits to military spouses - 2 Nov 2009 at 3:02pm - WASHINGTON -- Congress is sending to the president a bill that allows military spouses to claim residency in the same state as their wives or husbands.

Court rejects Pa. buffer law on abortion clinics - 2 Nov 2009 at 1:34pm - PITTSBURGH -- A federal appeals court has struck down an ordinance that created two types of buffer zones around medical facilities after a Christian legal group challenged the law on behalf of a nurse who protests abortions.

U.S. court denies Maher Arar's appeal - 2 Nov 2009 at 12:39pm - A U.S. court of appeal on Monday denied Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar the right to sue the United States over his deportation to Syria, where he was tortured.

Karzai wins as Afghan run-off cancelled - 2 Nov 2009 at 7:53am - Afghan President Hamid Karzai was declared the victor of the war-torn country's presidential election as the election commission cancelled a run-off vote after his opponent withdrew.

Diplomat: US engaged in 'civil war' in Afghanistan - 2 Nov 2009 at 7:25am - WASHINGTON -- A Foreign Service officer who resigned in protest over U.S. policy in Afghanistan says America shouldn't be bogged down in "a civil war" in South Asia.

Cheney FBI interview: 72 instances of can't recall - 2 Nov 2009 at 6:34am - WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald famously declared in the Valerie Plame affair that "there is a cloud over the vice president." Last week's release of an FBI interview summary of Dick Cheney's answers in the criminal investigation underscores why Fitzgerald felt that way.

Thought for the day:
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. -Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)


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