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Mar 3, 2009

another round up

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) once again dominated the elections for legislative committee heads yesterday after the caucus resolved not to yield any convener seats to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

The KMT took 15 of the 16 seats for committee heads, while the DPP won just one seat.
This comes after previous KMT hints of letting the DPP have 4 seats. Last cycle, the DPP boycotted the committee head votes, not even trying for any seats. That crippled their ability to affect legislation, so they cried uncle; the KMT offered them just 3 seats, which the DPP then again rejected. Wonderful.

Also of great note in world news today:

Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos

AP Newsbreak: CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes

And so far unconfirmed, but I hope it's true:
Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran's nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources.

1 comment:

Taiwan Echo said...

I thinking USA is going downward rapidly. We Taiwanese have been seeing USA as a model country, but things like Bush's anti-terror memo scare me to the bone.

In the past months I was in complete shock when the government of a "model country" would just throw money of astronomical amount at big companies without any wee bit of monitoring how the money should be spent. I thought Obama would do a better job but aside from "I will hold you accountable" announcement, no rules are applied. How on earth is an announcement gonna prevent those elites from putting money into things profiting their private lives? I just can't believe this is happening.