Thursday, April 06, 2006

Midday maelstroms

Immigration reform nears resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans and Democrats closed in on a last-minute compromise Thursday on legislation opening the way to legal status and eventual citizenship for many of the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said he had been assured President Bush supports the compromise measure. Bush, standing before television cameras after an appearance in Charlotte, North Carolina, said he was pleased that Republicans and Democrats were working together.

"I appreciate their understanding that this needs to be a comprehensive immigration bill," the president said. "I recognize that there are still details that need to be worked out. I would encourage the members to work hard to get the bill done prior to the upcoming break."
The Libby case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide told prosecutors that his boss said President Bush authorized the leak of sensitive intelligence information about Iraq, according to court papers filed by prosecutors in the CIA leak case.

Before his indictment, I. Lewis Libby testified to the grand jury investigating the CIA leak that Cheney told him to pass on information and that it was Bush who authorized the disclosure, the court papers say. According to the documents, the authorization led to the July 8, 2003, conversation between Libby and New York Times reporter Judith Miller.


Blogger zen said...

Bush authorized it! WTF?!?!

At this point why would Libby lie? I mean I can see why, but implictae Bush as the leaker?!

And if there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of.

President Bush 9/30/03

So will he resign? lol...can't even fake a straight face on that one.

2:07 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Zen, GREAT point. I want to write something this weekend on how power obsessed this White House is.

5:40 PM  

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