Wednesday, June 17, 2009 21:00
Passes Bill With “Global Bailout” Provision The House has passed a war funding bill which had tagged onto
it a completely unrelated provision to hand over $5 billion to secure
$108 billion in loans to the IMF.
blocks list of visitors to White House
The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors
to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that
a president doesn’t have to reveal who comes calling to influence
lawyer: On torture, Obama breaking transparency promises
The Obama administration, as evidenced by the court-ordered release
of CIA documents on Monday, is breaking campaign promises for increased
transparency, ACLU attorney Ben Wizner said Monday night. Instead, he
analogized, Obama is merely continuing Bush-era secrecy surrounding
the prior administration’s torture program.
planted Taliban in Pakistan’ The US has interfered in Afghanistan since 1960s and increased
its role in 1980s after the former Soviet Union invaded the country
in 1979, a Pakistani journalist says.
for ‘new world order’: Brazilian President
The global financial crisis has reduced the differences between
nations and created the opportunity to form a new world order, Brazilian
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Wednesday.
sells US bonds to ’show concern’
A decision by China to reduce its US Treasury holdings suggests
concern about the US attitude towards its economic woes, Chinese
economists were quoted as saying in state media Wednesday.
finds new strain of H1N1 virus
Brazilian scientists have identified a new strain of the H1N1 virus
after examining samples from a patient in Sao Paulo, their institute
Schultz: Dick Cheney ‘will do anything’ for power
CIA director Leon Panetta stirred up controversy last week when
he was quoted in an interview as saying that former Vice President
Dick Cheney, in his criticism of the Obama administration, almost
seems to be “wishing that this country would be attacked again,
in order to make his point.”