Wednesday, April 23, 2008

NATIONAL & WORLD NEWS April 23, 2008

**IF YOU CAN'T ACCESS THE FULL ARTICLE, CONTACT US AT and we'll be happy to send the full article.

New York Times
Go to the links for the following articles:

-Clinton Outduels Obama in Primary

-With Clear Victory, She Has Rationale to Fight On

-National Democratic Results Map

-Obama Shifting Focus From Clinton to McCain
Barack Obama wants to persuade Democrats that time is running out to startdefining their Republican opponent.

-The Low Road to Victory
It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that thecampaign's negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing butharm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election.

-Pass the Fair Pay Act
Last year, the Supreme Court tossed aside longstanding legal precedents andgovernment practice to make it much harder for an employee to sue overunlawful pay discrimination.

-Million-Dollar Meat
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a million-dollarprize for the "first person to come up with a method to produce commerciallyviable quantities of in vitro meat at competitive prices by 2012." "In vitro" and "test-tube grown" are not ideas one usually associates withmeat. The meat-substitute niche is currently occupied largely by soy in allits miraculous if slightly disappointing forms.

-Government Seeks to Buy Student Loans
The Bush administration is proposing that Congress authorize it to buybillions of dollars in federal student loans to make sure the nation'scredit crunch does not block borrowing for higher education.

-China May Give Up Attempt to Send Arms to Zimbabwe
JOHANNESBURG - As protests intensified across southern Africa against theshipment of Chinese-made arms intended for Zimbabwe, the government inBeijing said Tuesday that the ship carrying the arms - owned by a largeChinese state-owned company, Cosco - may return to China because of thedifficulties in delivering the goods.

-Inmate Count in U.S. Dwarfs Other Nations'
The U.S. has less than 5 percent of the world's population but almost aquarter of its prisoners. Indeed, the United States leads the world inproducing prisoners, a reflection of a relatively recent and now entirelydistinctive American approach to crime and punishment. Americans are lockedup for crimes - from writing bad checks to using drugs - that would rarelyproduce prison sentences in other countries. And in particular they are keptincarcerated far longer than prisoners in other nations.

-Europe Turns to Coal Again, Raising Alarms on Climate
European countries plan to use coal, generally the dirtiest fuel on earth,in new power plants.

-U.S. Rice Jumps to Record High on Supply Fears
TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rice futures rose to a fresh all-time high onWednesday on worries about supply shortages which have triggered politicalunrest and export restrictions designed to protect dwindling domesticstocks.

-Administration Disavows Carter's Trip
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that formerPresident Jimmy Carter's recent talks with the Palestinian group Hamas hadnot been helpful, and she disputed Mr. Carter's claim that no one in thegovernment had tried to dissuade him from his mission

-Murdoch Taking on F.C.C. Media Rule
WASHINGTON - As he nears completion of a deal to acquire Newsday from theTribune Company, Rupert Murdoch appears likely to pose the first significantchallenge to the media ownership rule that the Federal Communications
Commission recently adopted.

Washington Post
Go to the links for the following articles:

-Levin seeks to expand hate crimes bill, end Iraq war
WASHINGTON -- A senior Senate Democrat said Tuesday that he wants to use amajor defense policy bill to expand federal hate crimes laws to protectgays, bring troops home from Iraq and force Baghdad to pay more towardreconstruction costs.

-Just When You Think They Might Be Out, They Get Pulled Back In
Somebody, please make it stop. It's primary night -- again. Barack Obama ison the verge of eliminating Hillary Clinton to win the Democraticpresidential nomination -- again. And Clinton -- her campaign broke andwritten off by the pundits -- wins. Again.

-Action on Zimbabwe
Africans reject a Chinese arms shipment for Robert Mugabe.
SOUTHERN AFRICAN leaders at last have demonstrated a willingness to confrontthe ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe, as well as its instigator, RobertMugabe. Ironically, the impetus for action came from China, one of theautocrat's best friends.

-Dan Balz's Take: Is McCain a Different Kind of Republican?
As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue their battle for the Democraticnomination, John McCain is embarked this week on a tour designed to persuadethe country that he is "a different kind of Republican."

-Food Crisis Is Depicted As 'Silent Tsunami'
Sharp Price Hikes Leave Many Millions in Hunger
LONDON, April 22 -- More than 100 million people are being driven deeperinto poverty by a "silent tsunami" of sharply rising food prices, which havesparked riots around the world and threaten U.N.-backed feeding programs for20 million children, the top U.N. food official said Tuesday.

Go to the links for the following articles:

-Earth Day: 20 ways you can fight global warming,0,833956.photogallery


[Send your comments about articles to]

No comments: