Bush Administration Backs Guest Worker Program; Waterboarding Deemed Legal

By The News Feb 07, 2008

Waterboarding is Legal The Bush Administration has said that the controversial and contested interrogation technique known as waterboarding is legal and that "under certain circumstances" President Bush could authorize the CIA to continue using the method. LA Times Expatriate Democrats Vote for Obama Among Democratic voters living abroad, 75 percent of nearly 100 votes cast by expatriate Americans went to Obama and 25 percent went to Clinton. It is the first time Democrats living overseas have voted in person for their own delegates. AFP Easing in Guest Worker Program On Wednesday, Michael Chertoff, secretary of Homeland Security along with the Secretaries of Labor and Agriculture proposed rule revisions to help farmers hire foreign workers legally. The Labor Department will accept farm employers’ statements that they had tried to recruit local workers and had found none who were qualified and available. NY Times Turkish Families Killed in German Blaze, Racism May Be Cause Nine Turkish immigrants-including five children-were killed by a fire in their German apartment building. Finding neo-Nazi graffiti near the Turkish cultural center in the building, officials have not ruled out racial motivations. CNN Off Duty Cop Killed by Fellow Officers Mount Vernon police say Christopher Ridley was killed by "friendly fire," but many still question the mysterious way he was shot by fellow officers as he attempted to subdue a suspect. WCBS-TV