The White House said the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had issued a call for proposals for the fund, which will provide financing of between 25 and 150 million dollars for selected projects and funds.
The Global Technology and Innovation Fund will "catalyze and facilitate private sector investments" throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the White House said in a statement.
Eligible projects would advance economic opportunity and create jobs in areas like technology, education, telecoms, media, business services and clean technology, the White House said.
OPIC said sample projects could help foster the development of new computer technology or telecommunications businesses, or widen access to broadband Internet services....
JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations'
legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The
United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North
Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.
Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.
President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of
Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that
job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues
from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such
places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.
It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's
sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal
process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international
law should vanish.
The primacy of international legal "norms" applies even to treaties
we reject. For example, Koh believes that the UN Convention on the
Rights of the Child -- a problematic document that we haven't ratified
-- should dictate the age at which individual US states can execute
criminals. Got that? On issues ranging from affirmative action to the
interrogation of terrorists, what the rest of the world says, goes.
Including, apparently, the world of radical imams. A New York
lawyer, Steven Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of
Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."
A spokeswoman for Koh said she couldn't confirm the incident,
responding: "I had heard that some guy . . . had asked a question about
sharia law, and that Dean Koh had said something about that while there
are obvious differences among the many different legal systems, they
also share some common legal concepts."
Score one for America's enemies and hostile international bureaucrats, zero for American democracy.
Koh has called America's focus on the War on Terror "obsessive." In
2004, he listed countries that flagrantly disregard international law
-- "most prominently, North Korea, Iraq, and our own country, the United States of America," which he branded "the axis of disobedience.[...]
Even though he's up for a State Department job, Koh is a key test
case in the "judicial wars." If he makes it through (which he will if
he gets even a single GOP vote) the message to the Obama team will be:
You can pick 'em as radical as you like. Full article.
Koh is against capital punishment and in favor of gay marriage, but he thinks that sharia can used in the United States? This idiot doesn't even make any sense.
It turns out that on March 21, 2007, Carol Iannone, on Phi Beta Cons blog,
published a letter from Stein to Dean Koh about his Yale Club remarks.
Stein wrote, in part, "In your discussion of 'global law' I recall at
least one favorable reference to 'Sharia', among other foreign laws
that could, in an appropriate instance (according to you) govern a
controversy in a federal or state court in the US."
Limbaugh goes on to comment: "Whether or not Koh ever responded to
Stein's letter, Stein's representations of Koh's remarks are certainly
consistent with Koh's writings that I reviewed."
The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.
The legal move by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, brings all cases into compliance with Obama's Jan. 22 executive order to halt terrorist court proceedings at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
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WE WILL REMEMBER YOU...
They gave their all, we need a President who has the courage to stand up for them. But those who are forever trapped in a September 10th mentality will have already forgotten that the ten suspects captured in Yemen somehow managed to escape prison. Yes, ten of them on the same day, from the same Yemeni prison.
This is beyond a gaffe, it's almost a threat. Hat tip, STACLU.
Hillary Clinton today brought up the assassination of Sen. Robert
Kennedy while defending her decision to stay in the race against Barack
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the
California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all
remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t
understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to drop out. Source
Hillary has positioned herself as a primary suspect if something does happen to Obama.