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In The News – May 24, 2006

Bin Laden tape: Moussaoui had no link to 9/11
Osama bin Laden said Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in the U.S. for the Sept. 11 attacks, had nothing to do with the operation, according to an audiotape released on the Internet Tuesday.

Senate committee backs Hayden nomination
Gen. Michael Hayden moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the nation’s 20th CIA chief, where he will take over a spy agency looking for a leader to steer it through troubles ranging from al-Qaida threats to Washington politics.

Constitutionality of Jefferson raid questioned
The FBI’s weekend search of the House office of a Louisiana Democrat under investigation for bribery may have overstepped constitutional boundaries, House leaders said as the congressman under investigation pledged to stay in office.

Senate’s Katrina, Iraq cash diverted for pork
n recent years, Congress has been on a spending binge worth tens of billions of dollars, and there has been talk on Capitol Hill of reining in earmarks. But the Senate version of the bill includes billions in such spending, covering an array of far-flung causes: New England shellfishermen affected by red tide, a program to fight an insect ravaging pine trees in the Rockies, and a road in Hawaii.more…

May 24, 2006 Posted by | In The News | Leave a comment

In The News – May 23, 2006

Senate rejects alternative immigration plan
The Senate on Tuesday rejected a California Democrat’s plan to allow the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the country to remain, work and eventually become Americans, preserving a fragile bipartisan coalition needed to pass the bill.

Simple hurricane evacuation plan: Get out early
To test local, state and federal emergency plans and communications systems, officials are holding a mock evacuation and hurricane drill Tuesday and Wednesday in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It will allow first responders and others, including Mayor Ray Nagin and Gov. Kathleen Blanco, to react as though a Category 3 hurricane was hitting the state’s Gulf Coast.

Bush gives thumbs down to Gore’s new movie
Is President Bush likely to see Al Gore’s documentary about global warming?
“Doubt it,” Bush said coolly Monday.
But Bush should watch it, Gore shot back. In fact, the former Democratic vice president offered to come to the White House any time, any day to show Bush either his documentary or a slide show on global warming that he’s shown more than 1,000 times around the world.

Bomb kills at least 11 at Baghdad Shi’ite mosque
A bomb exploded outside a Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, police sources said.

New Violence in Iraq Leaves 23 Dead
New violence across Iraq on Tuesday killed 23 people, including five who died when a car bomb exploded at the entrance to a police station in Baghdad’s biggest Shiite neighborhood, officials said.

May 23, 2006 Posted by | In The News | Leave a comment