There’s more than a few noteworthy news stories today, that I haven’t had time to write about, so here’s a roundup…
NASA Manager’s Office Searched for Porn
The headquarters office of a senior NASA manager was searched and computer equipment was seized in a child pornography investigation, according to court documents and an online report.
Rice admits “thousands” of errors in Iraq
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accepted on Friday the United States had probably made thousands of errors in Iraq but defended the overall strategy of removing Saddam Hussein.
Jill Carroll forced to make propaganda video as price of freedom
The night before journalist Jill Carroll’s release, her captors said they had one final demand as the price of her freedom: She would have to make a video praising her captors and attacking the United States, according to Jim Carroll.
Army bans use of privately bought armor
Soldiers will no longer be allowed to wear body armor other than the protective gear issued by the military, Army officials said Thursday, the latest twist in a running battle over the equipment the Pentagon gives its troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ex-DeLay Aide Pleads Guilty in Lobby Case
Tony C. Rudy, a former deputy chief of staff to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that he conspired with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to corrupt public officials and defraud his clients, as a burgeoning corruption probe took one step closer to members of Congress.
Key Players in the Investigation of Lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
U.S. cites 63 countries for unfair trade
The Bush administration on Friday accused 60 countries and three trading blocs of erecting unfair barriers to American exports. But Democrats attacked the annual report on trade barriers as an empty exercise because the administration has failed to aggressively pursue cases before the World Trade Organization.
New Poll: Americans Favor a Guest Worker Plan
79% say illegal immigrants should have the chance to work here, but most want tougher enforcement too.