Thursday, March 6, 2008

News Round Up

Pelosi Won’t Commit to Bringing Up Surveillance Bill Before Easter Recess
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated Thursday that new legislation regulating electronic surveillance may come to the House floor next week, but would not commit to a vote before the Easter recess.
She called the bill that easily passed the Senate on Feb. 12 “not right,” and said Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer , D-Md., continues talks with the Senate on how to meet House Democrats’ objections.

House to send FISA back to Senate
House Democrats are preparing to send back to the Senate a modified FISA bill that reflects their best hope of a compromise on President Bush’s terrorist surveillance program.

Court order sought in e-mail controversy
WASHINGTON - A private group told a federal court Thursday the Bush administration made apparently false and misleading statements in court about the White House e-mail controversy.

Rep. John Lewis settles discrimination lawsuit with former employee
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
The settlement was paid by a so-called "Judgment Fund," a bottomless pot of tax dollars built into the federal budget to pay settlements in legal cases ...

Republicans start getting adjusted
Baltimore Sun - United States
"I don't think there will be quite the same level of intensity at the grass roots for McCain as for, say, a Mitt Romney." In the span of eight weeks, ...

How Mike Huckabee Changed The Future Of The Republican Party - Sugar Land,TX,USA
If Mike Huckabee did what he was supposed to do, which is never rise up above a few percentage points, Mitt Romney would be the nominee today. ...

Bush Reaches Out to McCain and His Former Rivals
Wall Street Journal - USA
Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Perino said Bush thanked the former ...

Dole: McCain has temper under control
Boston Globe - United States
Those concerns, at the time, helped lead Cochran to endorse former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. But after Romney dropped out last month, ...

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