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January 31, 2006

1.1. As Carroll weeps, pleads on new tape, outrage rises…she appealed for U.S. and Iraqi authorities to free all woman prisoners to help “in winning her release.”
1.2. Male relatives were terror suspects, released Iraqi says“The U.S. Army has been detaining Iraqi women to help track down husbands or fathers who are suspected terrorists”
1.3. From an Iraqi family: calls for Carroll’s releaseShe loved to help people, no more and no less than that.RELEASE HER
2. Gonzales Is Challenged on WiretapsFeingold demanded to know why Gonzales dismissed the senator’s question about warrantless eavesdropping as a “hypothetical situation” during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January 2005.
3. Americans’ savings rate hits lowest level since the Great DepressionNot one of the economic indicators the President will be talking about tonight when he tells us how strong the economy is.
4. Exxon adds it all up: $36 billion — That’s profit. (2005 profit: $36.13 billion, total revenue: $371 billion.) — “This might be the best macroeconomic environment ever for oil[.]”
5. Research Gives Reason to Sweat Drug Tests — Researchers develop a drug test that would require only a swipe of sweat. — “We hope down the road to have this in the back of every police car to aid in detection.”
6. Reports: Putin Boasts Over Russia MissilesVladimir Putin boasted on Tuesday that Russia has missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system, an apparent allusion the U.S. defense network… — Big deal. Based upon how well the system works, it’s not that hard. —

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