Deal Struck On Immigration Bill

Left for dead, the Immigration bill apparently can't be counted out after all. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have announced that a deal has been struck to bring the bill back to the floor.

Gonzales Uses Interim Appointments Against Congressional Wishes

Both houses of Congress passed a bill that has been sitting on Bush's desk since June 4th that would eliminate the ability of the Attorney General to make interim appointments to the U.S. Attorney positions. While it awaits the president's signature, Gonzales is going ahead an making appointments.

'Shield' For Bloggers Under Attack From Bush Administration

Part of the proposed Free Flow Of Information Act would shield bloggers from having to reveal their sources to authorities. The Bush Administration is opposed to the idea.

U.S. Preparing For Cyber-War

In the face of growing threats to the nation's Internet infrastructure from other nations, China in particular, the U.S. military is establishing a 'cyber command centre' to fight any future wars in Cyberspace.

Mahmoud Abbas Dissolves Palestinian Government

Facing a civil war between Fatah and Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president has moved to dissolve the power sharing government that was lead jointly by the two parties.

Gore Calls G8 Climate Deal A Disgrace

While praising the effort made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former vice president Al Gore called the watered down "deal" for further climate talks a disgrace.

Congress To Push Ethanol Production

A bill in congress, with bipartisan support, will look to increase Ethanol production in the U.S. to six times its current levels. This despite the fact that the diverting of corn into Ethanol production is already driving food prices higher at a rate faster than inflation.

Peak Oil Coming Soon?

A new report, created by BP, an oil company, released yesterday says that they believe there is enough oil to last 40 years at the current rate of consumption. The independent Oil Depletion Analysis Centre disagrees: They believe we could see peak production very soon.

Gun Control Legislation Winding Through Congress

The House passed a bill yesterday that seeks to shore-up existing gun control measures to make them more effective. The Senate is expected to follow suit. All this with the support of the NRA.

Investigation Of Attorney Firings Draws Subpoenas Of Bush Staffers

Congress has subpoenaed former presidential legal counsel Harriet Miers and political director Sara Taylor to testify before committees investigation the firing of federal prosecutors.

Immigration Bill Down But Not Out

Tuesday, president Bush went to the capitol to speak to Senate Republicans about the immigration bill. Now we have news that a bipartisan group of Senators are working to overhaul the legislation in hopes of getting it passed.

Catholics Asked Not To Give To Amnesty International

The Vatican has called on all Catholics to cease giving donations to Amnesty International after a recent policy change by the organization.

Google To Make Privacy Concessions

Under pressure from European leaders, Google is looking to change it's privacy policies to limit the amount of time it retains search data.

Democrats Plan More Iraq Hurdles

While admitting that the Democratic party promised more than it could deliver when it said it would end the war, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went on to say that Democrats are working through a series of options to reign in the president on Iraq ahead of the September deadline for a crucial report on the progress of the war.

Oil Forecasts Point To Higher Gas Prices

World demand for oil is rising faster than predicted, and world output is growing slower than predicted. The basic rules of supply and demand say that we're in for higher gas prices, maybe a lot higher.