Author '1776 Coalition'
Iran Offers to Ship Uranium, Complicating Sanctions Talks
ByÂ MICHAEL SLACKMAN, The New York Times
CAIRO â€”Â Iran announced an agreement on Monday to ship some of its nuclear fuel to Turkey in a deal that could offer a short-term solution to its ongoing nuclear conflict with the West, or prove to be a tactic aimed at derailing efforts to bring new sanctions against Tehran.
Obama wants light on Wall Street deals
By Erica Werner ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Closer watch over Wall Street will help consumers make better informed choices about investing and shine light…
UK: Outrage at secret probe into 47,000 innocent flyers
By JASON LEWIS, Daily Mail
Police secretly investigated the travel habits, family, friends and backgrounds of 47,000 innocent people last year after they bought plane tickets to fly into and out of Britain.
The intrusiveness has provoked fury among civil liberties campaigners and now may be stopped by Britainâ€™s new coalition Government.
The flyers were singled out by the…
Schwarzenegger’s budget is a blow to the poor
By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
Proposing a budget that would eliminate the state’s welfare-to-work program and most child care for the poor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday outlined a stark vision of a California that would sharply limit aid to some of its poorest and neediest citizens.
His $83.4-billion plan would also freeze funding for local schools, further…
Health Insurance Companies Try to Shape Rules
ByÂ ROBERT PEAR, The New York Times
WASHINGTON â€”Â Health insurance companies are lobbying federal and state officials in an effort to ward off strict regulation of premiums and profits under the new health care law.
The effort is, in some ways, a continuation of the battle over health care that consumed Congress last year.
Insurance lobbyists are trying…
Republicans introduce bill to prevent Euro bailout
David Weigel, The Washington Post
After a week of preemptive attacks on a possible IMF bailout of Greece, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) introduces the European Bailout Protection Act, aimed at preventing taxpayer dollars from going to a rescue plan.
“This legislation would require that countries like Greece cut spending and put their own fiscal house in order,” says Pence,…
Palin joins AZ gov. to defend immigration law
By Jonathan J. Cooper ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHOENIX (AP) — As calls spread for an economic boycott of Arizona, the state’s governor enlisted the help of…
Illegal immigrant student hopes she spurs reform
By Kate Brumback ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTA (AP) — When Jessica Colotl, an illegal immigrant college student, got arrested for a minor traffic violation at her…
Amnesty? Bureaucrats already drawing up plan to implement
WASHINGTONÂ â€“ The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, a division ofÂ the Department of Homeland Security, already has drafted aÂ planÂ for processing 13 million illegal alien applicants for amnesty in a 30-week period at an estimated cost of $1 billion, WND has learned.
TheÂ plan, a copy of which was obtained by WND, anticipates the approval of…
16 dead in Bangkok clashes, explosions
By Jocelyn Gecker and Vijay Joshi ASSOCIATED PRESS
BANGKOK (AP) — Soldiers opened fire on anti-government protesters who battled them with firebombs and homemade rockets Friday in a second straight day of escalating violence as troops tried to clear the rioters from the streets of downtown Bangkok.
The clashes have killed 16 people and wounded 157, including two soldiers,…