Monday, February 11, 2008

Dugg News

Another exciting installment of dugg news...

Here are just a couple of more reasons I'll be glad to see George W. Bush and his gang of cronies leaving the White House for good. I'm just wondering why they hate the troops so much.

Veterans not entitled to mental health care, U.S. lawyers argue

Veterans have no legal right to specific types of medical care, the Bush administration argues in a lawsuit accusing the government of illegally denying mental health treatment to some troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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From Bush, Foe of Earmarks, Similar Items

In his new budget, the president has requested money for thousands of items similar to the pet projects of Congress.

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And while we're on the subject of Bush, we might as well get to the news concerning who will replace him.

Bush Backs McCain, Issues Advice for General Election

President Bush waded directly into the presidential campaign in an interview broadcast Sunday, defending Sen. John McCain as a 'true conservative' but warning that his onetime rival needs to shore up relations with the Republican Party's base to take the fight into the general election this fall.

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Barack Obama Wins Maine Caucuses

Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in Maine presidential caucuses Sunday, grabbing a majority of delegates as the state's Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbers for municipal gatherings.

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Here's an interesting look at the superdelegates that may end up deciding who the Democratic nominee is.

796 Insiders May Hold Democrats' Key

The calculation of whom to endorse can be complicated: Superdelegates must think not only about their personal views but also about how their votes will be viewed by constituents.

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Economic news -- The credit card companies are screwing us over. Wait. That's not really news, is it?

What rate cuts? Use of plastic gets pricier

Borrowing money has become cheaper for banks after a series of aggressive rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. So why are many people's credit cards growing more expensive? Hundreds of thousands of Capital One and Bank of America cardholders have been notified in recent months that their interest rates are going up -- in some cases to as much as 28%

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Here's a terrible story from the UK that's hard to believe is still possible in the 21st century.

Police say 17,000 women are victims of "honor" every year

Up to 17,000 women in Britain are being subjected to "honour" related violence, including murder, every year, according to police chiefs. And official figures on forced marriages are the tip of the iceberg, says the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). It warns that the number of girls falling victim to forced marriages, kidnappings, sexual assaults, beatings and even murder by relatives intent on upholding the "honour" of their family is up to 35 times higher than official figures suggest.

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And sad news from Hollywoodland.

"Jaws" actor Roy Scheider dies at 75

Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie "Jaws," has died. He was 75.

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