Saturday, April 15, 2006

Goood Morning to the Mainland!

The NYT has:
Rumsfeld Gets Robust Defense From President

President Bush strongly backed Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, in an effort to blunt retired generals' calls for his resignation.

For Immigrants and Business, Rift on Protests
For Immigrants and Business, Rift on Protests

Hundreds lost their jobs after skipping work to attend rallies against legislation in Congress cracking down on illegal immigrants.

Bird Flu Virus May Be Spread by Smuggling
Bird Flu Virus May Be Spread by Smuggling

There is increasing evidence that a thriving international trade in smuggled poultry is helping spread bird flu, experts say.

For Leading Exxon to Its Riches, $144,573 a Day
For Leading Exxon to Its Riches, $144,573 a Day

Lee R. Raymond, who retired from Exxon in December, was paid more than $686 million from 1993 to 2005.


The WaPo leads:
'My Full Support' For Defense Chief
President Bush interrupted his Easter vacation yesterday to offer an unequivocal vote of confidence in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, in a move aimed at countering a growing wave of criticism from retired generals calling for the Pentagon chief to resign over his leadership of the Iraq war.

The LAT leads with a television-industry lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission. The four major networks and 800 of their affiliates are calling recent obscenity fines arbitrary and unconstitutional.

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