Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Today's Details

-The Bush administration, called to account by Congress after the Supreme Court blocked military tribunals, said Tuesday all detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in U.S. military custody everywhere are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions. DETAILS

-In an interview with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, former Nixon counsel John Dean explained a largely unknown 50 year academic study. The data shows that conservatives are much more likely to follow authoritarian leaders. (One word on this.....DUHHHH! See the interview below.) DETAILS

-A second member of embattled Republican Rep. Bob Ney's staff has been subpoenaed to testify in the Justice Department's investigation of influence-peddling in Congress. DETAILS

-President Bush touted new deficit figures Tuesday showing considerable improvement upon earlier administration predictions, saying it shows the wisdom of his tax cuts. (YIPPEE! YIPPEE! YIPPEE! This seems to be like discovering my checking account is overdrawn by $600 rather than $625. ) DETAILS

-Spending on lobbying totaled more than $1.2 billion for the last six months of 2005, another record, according to a tally on the website DETAILS

At a church in Washington, hundreds of committed Christians met recently and tried to map out a strategy to get their values into the political debate. But these are not the conservative Christian values which have been so influential lately. This is the religious left.

-Syd Barrett, the troubled Pink Floyd co-founder who spent his last years in reclusive anonymity, has died, the band said Tuesday. He was 60. DETAILS


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