Thursday, May 29, 2008

thursday reads

Britain proposed on Wednesday to end the use of cluster bombs by its armed forces, saying it wanted a planned international convention outlawing the munitions to be as strong as possible.

Bush’s laws will be scrutinized if I become president, Obama says

If elected president, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama said one of the first things he wants to do is ensure the constitutionality of all the laws and executive orders passed while Republican President George W. Bush has been in office.

Those that don’t pass muster will be overturned, he said.

During a fund-raiser in Denver, Obama — a former constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago Law School — was asked what he hoped to accomplish during his first 100 days in office.

Eric Boehlert: Why did the press ignore Ted Kennedy in 2002?

Glenn Greenwald: Corporate executives forced pro-Bush, pro-war narrative

Oklahoma has become a laboratory in which the worst right-wing elements are ramming xenophobic and anti-gay legislation through the Legislature

A customs supervisor arrested Wednesday faces forty years behind bars for accepting bribes in exchange for letting drugs and other contraband go through JFK Airport.

Nobody was expecting an easy year for U.S. banks, but many observers thought the bulk of the industry's credit troubles would come in the first quarter. Now, it seems the rest of the year may be even worse.

Sen. Larry Craig is writing a book telling his own story and describing his experience over the past year.

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