Friday, February 1 in the news.....
- Democrat Barack Obama raised $32 million for his presidential primary campaign in January. Aiming to be the first black president, Obama was quick to dismiss the police arriving at his house to arrest him for the money haul.
- President Bush's 2009 budget will virtually freeze most domestic programs and seek nearly $200 billion in savings from federal health care programs, a senior administration official said Thursday. Reportedly, the President reviewed the final budget of his administration and noted, "I spent too much the last 8 years, but you know, my advisors were wrong-headed, and Sesame Street was always silent on the issue."
- At least 35 people were killed when a bomb hidden inside a box of birds exploded at a popular pet market in central Baghdad on Friday, police said. Suicide birder attacks have been on the rise in Iraq and commanders of the US military are unsure how to combat them, banning bird seed has done little.