Despite the tenuous cease-fire, Israel has launched an attack some 60 miles north of its border in Lebanon. Israeli officials said they were trying to halt a weapons transfer to Hezbollah, and will continue to engage targets until a peacekeeping force can take its place to prevent Hezbollah’s rearming.
The Onion reports on an “unpaid 15-minute break during the regular 18-hour workday, to allow pregnant women to ‘expel the child from their body, adjust to being a new parent, wash their hands, and return to work.’ ”
The Republican senator announced the move in the wake of news that Bush used “signing statements” to assert his supposed right to circumvent more than 750 laws passed over the last five years. Legal scholars say the breadth of Bush’s use of “signing statements” is unprecedented.