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Front Page: White House Braces For Bailout Backlash

  • After news that AIG used bailout funds to pay $165 million in executive bonuses, the White House is preparing for populist backlash against the bailout. — New York Times
  • Joe Fritzl, the Austrian man who held his daughter captive in the basement for decades and fathered her children, has plead guilty to rape, incest, and false imprisonment. — Times of London
  • A woman shot by a 30-inch arrow on the streets of New York City yesterday is recovering after surgery. Police believe the arrow was shot at random. — Fox News
  • The Obama Administration has decided to stop calling inmates at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants, and plans to incorporate international law as its basis for holding suspects. — Reuters
  • Federal authorities are trying to freeze $93 million in assets belonging to Ruth Madoff, the wife of ponzie schemer Bernie Madoff. — MSNBC
  • Astronauts aboard the Discovery space shuttle are headed to the international space station, after they took off for space yesterday. — AP

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stephley stephley 6 years
No, some were taken from their homes, not even loitering. If the government was certain they were guilty of something, six years was plenty of time to put together a case and at least bring charges. If they are legitimate terrorism suspects, why has it been so difficult to bring charges?
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 6 years
And you think they were thrown in jail simply for loitering in the street?
stephley stephley 6 years
An awful lot of them have been released without charges and a number of lawyers and judges have complained about the number of cases for which the government had little information to offer concerning who the detainee was, or what he allegedly did. It's more accurate Carrie, to say they tossed a bunch of people into various prisons worldwide.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 6 years
Steph, you make it sound like they just tossed a bunch of innocents into a dungeon.
stephley stephley 6 years
"If they were captured while supporting the people we are fighting, doesn't that make them enemy combatants?" If anyone in the Bush Administration had bothered to find out who we were holding, what they were suspected of, what evidence there was to support those suspicions, and brought them to trial, we'd know if they were enemy combatants. But no one bothered.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 6 years
Fritzl didn't plead guilty to all charges and he's contesting the wording of the rape charges, he has no remorse at all. AIG needs to return the bailout money.
kscincotta kscincotta 6 years
The Bush Administration was using the term "enemy combatant" instead of the widely recognized "war criminal" term because they wanted to avoid international laws regarding the treatment of said "was criminals" (ie, they could hold them indefinitely without charges and similar actions). The enemy combatants will now be either charged as war criminals or as just plain, old domestic criminals and treated as dictated by law. As I understand it.
flutterpie flutterpie 6 years
ha i called my boyfriend an enemy combatant the other day and he told me obama said i wasnt allowed to say that anymore. i thought another one of his conservative conspiracy theories, turns out it was true!
organicsugr organicsugr 6 years
I don't know how people think socialism for the rich is supposed to work.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 6 years
Oh no, UnDave, we wouldn't want to offend them.
UnDave35 UnDave35 6 years
"The Obama Administration has decided to stop calling inmates at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants, and plans to incorporate international law as its basis for holding suspects." What do you plan on calling them? Murderers? If they were captured while supporting the people we are fighting, doesn't that make them enemy combatants?
janneth janneth 6 years
In Ruthie Madoff's defense, maybe that $93 million was an executive bonus from her husband.
starangel82 starangel82 6 years
$165 million for bonuses? I hope there are some serious repercussions for that. I'm glad that Fritzl pleaded guilty. Now they can lock him up and throw away the key.
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