The Daily Muck


Ali Mohammed Nasser Mohammed was approved for released from Guantanamo Bay in May 2006. Because of confusion over his nationality, Mohammed is still being held in Cuba over a year later. (Washington Post)

The FBI’s terrorist watch list now contains over half a million names, raising the worry that the list is too large to be useful. (ABC’s The Blotter)

After nine unsuccessful requests that the Justice Department voluntarily turn over documents about domestic surveillance, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to authorize subpoenas for the information. (Think Progress)

Better late than never. The State Department has decided to start a center whose aim will be to counter the message of terrorists. (McClatchy Newspapers)As Congress debates comprehensive immigration reform, the Washington Post reports that many illegal immigrants taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have not received basic medial treatment, which means that those with preventable diseases have developed life-threatening conditions.

The Congressional war over earmarks continues, this time over the funding of a homeland security bill that has already produced a veto threat from President Bush. (Washington Post)

A San-Francisco faith-based organization has put to good use two former Coast Guard cutters given to them through congressional earmarking. Unfortunately, the boats were never used on humanitarian missions as promised; the boats were sold almost immediately to pay their bills. (NY Times)

The FBI’s Boston office is warning research universities to watch their labs for spies and potential terrorists. (Associated Press)

At least 850 former marine base residents are seeking compensation for illnesses that have resulted from the contaminated water source that they lived with for three decades. (Associated Press)

For soldiers and citizens abroad, a confusing and inefficient system of absentee voting has five million Americans worrying whether their vote will be cast in the upcoming election season. (NY Times)