Friday, July 27, 2007

Gonzales's Pants On Fire

F.B.I. Chief Gives Account at Odds With Gonzales’s - New York Times:
"WASHINGTON, July 26 — The director of the F.B.I. offered testimony Thursday that sharply conflicted with Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales’s sworn statements about a 2004 confrontation in which top Justice Department officials threatened to resign over a secret intelligence operation."

Don't Back Down From Real Reform!

Lobbying Reform at Risk - New York Times:
"As Capitol lawmakers watch their credibility plummet in opinion polls, they can’t afford any further delay in requiring lobbyists to disclose the fortunes in campaign donations they harvest from clients out to buy legislative access. Both the House and Senate have approved separate bills containing this vital reform, but efforts to negotiate a final compromise have been blocked for weeks while the lobbying industry beats the drums for evasion."

Saudis Continue Support Of Terrorism In Iraq

Saudis’ Role in Iraq Frustrates U.S. Officials - New York Times:
Bush administration officials are voicing increasing anger at what they say has been Saudi Arabia’s counterproductive role in the Iraq war. They say that beyond regarding Mr. Maliki as an Iranian agent, the Saudis have offered financial support to Sunni groups in Iraq. Of an estimated 60 to 80 foreign fighters who enter Iraq each month, American military and intelligence officials say that nearly half are coming from Saudi Arabia and that the Saudis have not done enough to stem the flow.

One senior administration official says he has seen evidence that Saudi Arabia is providing financial support to opponents of Mr. Maliki. He declined to say whether that support was going to Sunni insurgents because, he said, “That would get into disagreements over who is an insurgent and who is not.”

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Senators Call For Special Counsel To Investigate Gonzales on Perjury

At a news conference this afternoon, four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Alberto Gonzales on perjury charges.

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Researchers watch antibiotics, bacteria meet at atomic level

A new understanding of an enzyme important for the transfer of genetic information in bacteria may help scientists improve current antibiotics and also create antibiotics that are less vulnerable to resistance.

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