samedi 22 octobre 2011


The Washington
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Cybercommand chief opposes U.N. net control

The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday that he does not favor giving the United Nations the power to regulate the Internet.
Libyan children celebrate in Souk El Juma district in Tripoli, Libya,
Friday Oct. 20, 2011. The death Thursday of Gadhafi, two months after he
was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year
regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah
and his own personal fiefdom. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Libya's new leaders to declare liberation Sunday

Libya's new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Cain tops field again in Nevada GOP straw poll

The good news continued for Herman Cain Friday, as the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO won the Western Republican Leadership Conference straw poll of GOP presidential contenders, edging out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — and leaving Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a distant fifth place.

Obama signs free-trade pacts

President Obama on Friday signed the nation's largest free-trade agreement since NAFTA — and the first of his administration — with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

Lawmakers blast Justice Department's 'Fast and Furious' probe

Two senior Republican lawmakers lambasted the Justice Department on Thursday for its "false denials" in the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation, demanding that the FBI turn over documents in its ongoing probe into the shooting death by Mexican bandits of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Obama's jobs bill fails second Senate test

After halting President Obama's entire $447 billion jobs-stimulus bill last week, the Senate blocked a $35 billion slice of the package in a late-night filibuster vote Thursday that highlighted the lingering questions among both parties over the White House's plans.

Senators find sweet spot in ending benefits to millionaires

Finding a rare piece of common ground when it comes to spending limits, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday morning to cut off federal farm payment handouts to farmers who already make more than $1 million a year.

Syrian protesters take inspiration from Libya

Inspired by the scenes of euphoria in Libya, Syrian protesters poured into the streets Friday and shouted that President Bashar Assad's regime will be the next to unravel now that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is dead.

Militants kill 3 in raid on Pakistan elder's home

More than 30 militants armed with rockets and machine guns attacked a prominent pro-government tribal elder's house in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing three members of his family, a government official said.

In Spain, relief over ETA's end to violence

Basques digesting the apparent end of separatist group ETA's armed campaign are taking it with quiet, careful relief. Because the more than four decades of violence was too agonizing, there was no celebratory dancing in the streets or champagne bottles being popped open.

Obama pick owed millions from Disney, Boeing board posts

President Obama's pick for commerce secretary, John E. Bryson, has earned millions of dollars in stock and compensation through his position as a director at the Walt Disney Co., a company that directly lobbies the department that Mr. Bryson now is poised to take over.

New memorial honors valor of Jewish chaplains

On a bitter winter night in 1943, four Army chaplains stood on the deck of the torpedoed and foundering USAT Dorchester while hundreds of American soldiers around them prepared to slip into the icy depths of the North Atlantic.

White House backs Biden's rape, murder remarks

The White House on Thursday defended Vice President Joseph R. Biden's rhetoric that more Americans will be raped and killed if Republican lawmakers reject part of President Obama's jobs bill that would pay for more police officers on the street.

KNIGHT: Left's war on legal immigration and voter integrity

On Oct. 14, a federal judge blocked key portions of Alabama's new immigration law after several groups, including the Obama Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), asked for an injunction. The Justice Department claims that states that assist in enforcing federal immigration laws are violating the constitutional separation of powers.

ROSENBERG: Confronting the threat from Iran

The brazen Iranian terrorist plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, kill Americans and blow up the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington was a wake-up call. The radical regime in Tehran has crossed a red line. Iran has murdered Americans in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon over the years. Now it appears to have ordered terrorist attacks inside our nation's capital. Should this prove true, Iran has engaged in an act of war.

MILLER: Bring home $1 trillion

More than a trillion dollars in U.S. corporate profit sits around the globe, just waiting for a good reason to come home. With the most anti-business tax system in the developed world, the United States encourages companies doing business offshore to leave their profits overseas. The money would easily flow back into our economy if Washington shifted to a territorial tax system and lowered the corporate tax rate. The time to move on this is now.

DECKER: Europe's savior: A new Deutsche Mark

The utopian dream of a United States of Europe is coming apart at the seams. Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are all on the verge of default, which would push the rest of the common market into the abyss. For once, Paris is refusing to surrender and continues to fight the inevitable downgrade of France's credit rating. The European Central Bank isn't strong enough to do much to prevent a continental banking meltdown. Overall, European economic chaos makes U.S. fiscal indiscipline look manageable. This is slim comfort, however, because in the modern global economy, we all sink or swim together.

EDITORIAL: Occupying your mortgage

Politicians and realtors want to maintain a permanent government occupation of the housing market. If the hippies clogging the streets of major cities had any integrity for their cause, they'd speak out against mortgage lending practices that stick taxpayers with the bills when banks make bad loans. On Thursday night, the Senate voted 60-38 to do more of the same.

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