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Kagan May Mean a More Conservative Court

Kagan May Mean a More Conservative Court By Stuart Taylor Jr. 10 May 2010 One irony of President Obama's nomination today of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is that the effect of a Democratic president filling the seat of Republican-appointed Justice John Paul Stevens will likely be to make the Court more conservative...

Obama chooses Kagan for high court, stresses her 'restraint'

Obama chooses Kagan for high court, stresses her 'restraint' 10 May 2010 Calling her a "trailblazing lady," President Obama announced his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court in a ceremony Monday morning in the White House.

Brown to quit as Labour leader

Breaking: Brown to quit as Labour leader 10 May 2010 Gordon Brown has sensationally revealed his intention to quit as Labour leader. In a speech on the steps of 10 Downing Street, the PM said his party will elect a new leader by the time of its next conference in September. But he will not stand or back any particular candidates.

Europe approves massive bailout package

Europe approves massive bailout package 10 May 2010 European Union finance ministers have agreed on a rescue deal worth more than 500 billion euros ($717 billion) to stop the financial crisis in Greece from spreading to other fragile EU economies. In an emergency meeting, EU finance ministers pledged to do "whatever it takes" to underpin the sinking euro currency and to prevent a second phase of the global financial crisis.

Obama Picks Kagan, Backer of Indefinite Detention Without Trial, for High Court

President Barack Obama to pick U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan as U.S. Supreme Court nominee (CLG compilation) 09 May 2010 You know you're in trouble when Faux News is calling her 'a brilliant woman.'

Oakland's Braden is perfect against Rays

Oakland's Braden is perfect against Rays 09 May 2010 Dallas Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history, shutting down the majors' hottest team and leading the Oakland Athletics to a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Braden threw his arms in the air after Gabe Kapler grounded out to shortstop for the final out.

Pakistan Taliban were 'behind NY bomb plot'

Pakistan Taliban were 'behind NY bomb plot' 09 May 2010 Senior White House officials said today that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the failed Times Square car bombing. The attempt marks the first time the group has been able to launch an attack on US soil.

Chicken quip grounds high-flying Senate candidate

Chicken quip grounds high-flying Senate candidate 07 May 2010 Right wing, left wing, chicken wing. Suddenly Nevada politics is all about chickens -- bad news for the Republican Senate front-runner but a ray of hope for struggling Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid.

Holder: Administration to seek rights limits for terror suspects, including US citizens

Holder: Administration to seek rights limits for terror suspects, including US citizens 09 May 2010 In the wake of the Times Square bombing plot, the Obama administration said on Sunday it wants to work with Congress on possible limitations of the constitutional rights afforded terrorism suspects -- even for American citizens.

Tea Party ousts veteran Republican Bob Bennett in Utah

Tea Party ousts veteran Republican Bob Bennett in Utah 09 May 2010 The conservative grassroots Freedumb Works-backed Tea Party movement claimed its first major scalp in the US political establishment yesterday as the veteran Republican senator Bob Bennett was deselected by delegates in his home state of Utah for being too moderate.

BP plans to park oil box, unload new equipment

BP plans to park oil box, unload new equipment 09 May 2010 Crews planned Sunday to park the giant oil containment box on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, and offload equipment that could be used in a new attempt to stem the flow of gushing into the sea. The equipment to be offloaded from another vessel would use a tube to shoot mud and concrete directly into the well's blowout preventer, a process that could take two to three weeks.

Rig firm's $270m profit from deadly spill

Rig firm's $270m profit from deadly spill --Transocean has already received a cash payment of $401m with the rest due in the next few weeks. 09 May 2010 The owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and causing a giant slick, has made a $270m (£182m) profit from insurance payouts for the disaster.

North Pole rainfall 'bizarre': climatologist

North Pole rainfall 'bizarre': climatologist 29 Apr 2010 Spring showers are next to non-existent in the High Arctic, so Environment Canada's senior climatologist says he's baffled to hear that it rained near the North Pole this week. A group of British scientists working off Ellef Ringnes Island, near the North Pole, reported being hit with a three-minute rain shower over the weekend. The group reported the rain on Tuesday.

'Consequences' if Pakistan car bomb link - Hillary Clinton

'Consequences' if Pakistan car bomb link - Hillary Clinton 08 May 2010 Pakistan faces "very severe consequences" if a terror plot like the failed Times Square bombing was traced to that country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said...

BP oil dome found not to work

BP oil dome found not to work 09 May 2010 The BP oil dome that was to have contained oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster has not been working as well as first hoped. The potential for environmental damage has become worse since it was found that crystals had been building up in the dome, making it more buoyant and clogging up the pipes that were meant to suck up the oil from the damaged pipe.

Number of Soldiers Seeking Opiate Abuse Treatment Skyrockets

Number of Soldiers Seeking Opiate Abuse Treatment Skyrockets 06 May 2010 The number of American soldiers seeking treatment for opiate abuse has skyrocketed over the past five years, at a time when the U.S. military has been surging forces into the heart of the world's leading opium producer.

Million gallons of oil a day gush into Gulf of Mexico

Million gallons of oil a day gush into Gulf of Mexico 09 May 2010 An extraordinary account of how the Deepwater Horizon disaster occurred emerged yesterday in leaked interviews with surviving workers from the rig... Oil-covered birds caught by the outer edges of the 135-mile slick are now being found. Word also came yesterday that the oil spill may be five times worse than previously thought.

Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Sq. Plot, Holder Says

Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Sq. Plot, Holder Says 09 May 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder says the Pakistani Taliban was "intimately involved" in the failed Times Square bombing. Holder says the Taliban in Pakistan "directed this plot." A U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent, Faisal Shahzad is accused of spending five months in Pakistan before returning to the United States in February and preparing his attack.

Broke New York bomber collected cash from Pakistan

Broke New York bomber collected cash from Pakistan 09 May 2010 Almost a week after Faisal Shahzad’s arrest at John F Kennedy airport, Pakistani and US officials are still seeking fabricating evidence that links him to the Taliban and other terrorist groups. On Friday investigators in Karachi questioned four alleged Islamic militants believed to have been in contact with Shahzad.

Bombs planted in home of policeman kill 3 in Iraq

Blackwater is a busy little bee! Bombs planted in home of policeman kill 3 in Iraq 08 May 2010  Bombs planted inside the home of a policeman in northern Iraq exploded Saturday, killing him, his mother and one other resident, a security official said. The bombing was one of several attacks around Iraq's north that killed at least 10 people over the weekend.

Tsunami warning lifted after 7.4 quake in Indonesia

Tsunami warning lifted after 7.4 quake in Indonesia 09 May 2010 A local tsunami alert was issued and later lifted after an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck Sumatra, Indonesia, the country's quake agency and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Sunday. West Aceh police chief Djoko Widodo, told Reuters that the quake, which happened at 0559 GMT around 140 miles south of Banda Aceh, briefly caused panic.

Minister determined to toughen Palestinian prisoners' conditions

Minister determined to toughen Palestinian prisoners' conditions --Prime Minister Netanyahu removes his objection to new bill aimed at pressuring Hamas, but Israel Prison Service officials fear it will lead to revolt within jails.

10 killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

10 killed in US drone attack in Pakistan 09 May 2010 At least ten people have been killed in the latest US missile strike in tribal regions in northwestern Pakistan, local security officials confirm. According to two Pakistani intelligence officials on Sunday, a US drone fired two missiles that hit the house of local tribesman Awal Gul in Enzer Kasa village of the Datta Khel area in North Waziristan, a tribal region near the Afghan border.

AP: Bubble of methane triggered rig blast

AP: Bubble of methane triggered rig blast 08 May 2010 The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to interviews with rig workers conducted during BP's internal investigation.

Liberal Democrats to hand power to David Cameron

Liberal Democrats to hand power to David Cameron 09 May 2010 David Cameron and Nick Clegg held their first face-to-face talks since last week's election yesterday evening as party figures began to talk up the likelihood of a Tory minority government held up by Liberal Democrat support.

Pentagon urges decrease in spending on troops

Pentagon urges decrease in spending on troops --Defense officials fear money will go to people at the expense of weapons 07 May 2010  The Pentagon is pleading with Congress to stop spending so much money on the troops. Congress has been so determined to take care of troops and their families that for several years running it has overruled the Pentagon and mandated more generous pay raises than requested by the Bush and Obama administrations.

Army Gives KBR $568 Million No-bid Contract as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

Army Gives KBR $568 Million No-bid Contract as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks 06 May 2010 KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said. The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work.

Classified military information lost in Opryland Hotel flood

Classified military information lost in Opryland Hotel flood 07 May 2010 Sensitive military information may still be inside the evacuated Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Among the guests this weekend were conventioneers at the Defense Information Services Agency Customer Partnership Conference and like the rest of the guests at Nashville's now-empty largest hotel, they were evacuated.

US warns Pakistan over NY bomb plot

US warns Pakistan over NY bomb plot [But, aren't we already bombing the sh*t out of them?] 08 May 2010 The US secretary of state says Islamabad would face "very severe consequences," if a terrorist attack on US soil was traced to Pakistan.

Since spill, feds have given 27 waivers to oil companies in gulf

More 'Change We Can Deceive In' --Since spill, feds have given 27 waivers to oil companies in gulf 07 May 2010 Since the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded on April 20, the Obama administration has granted oil and gas companies at least 27 exemptions from doing in-depth environmental studies of oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexic

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