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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:04:59 +0000

 



Aide wanted Fitzgerald firedpoliticalnews

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:04:59 +0000

CHICAGO SUNTIMES March 30, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ top aide once advised that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald be fired — a suggestion that was ripped Thursday. Kyle Sampson testified that as chief of staff, he made the recommendation about the future of Fitzgerald, who is the top federal prosecutor in Chicago and hailed by […](image)


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Hackers target TK Maxx customerspoliticalnews

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:02:35 +0000

BBC In a statement to US watchdogs the firm said it did not know the full extent of the theft and its effect on customers. TJX added that the security breach may also have involved TKMaxx customers in the UK and Ireland. But the company added that at least three-quarters of the affected cards had […](image)


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When Politics Is Performancepoliticalnews

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:00:57 +0000

By Sarah Wheaton NY TIMES There is little difference between politics and performance, D. Kyle Sampson told a Senate panel today. But can a move that’s largely political, though not necessarily partisan, pass the smell test? As the recently resigned chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales both contradicted and defended his boss […](image)


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Pork in the War Billpoliticalnews

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:29:15 +0000

By Kate Phillips NY TIMES President Bush and the Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate have complained about many of the additions to the emergency war bill that would provide billions of dollars for domestic projects. Although the Senate is about to vote on its version of the spending bill, it seems […](image)


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Senate Passes War-Spending Bill With Iraq Deadlinepoliticalnews

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:28:05 +0000

By DAVID STOUT NY TIMES Published: March 29, 2007 WASHINGTON, March 29 — The Senate narrowly approved a war-spending bill today that calls for most American combat troops to be out of Iraq by March 31, 2008, and in so doing defied a veto threat by President Bush. The 51-to-47 vote endorsed a $122 billion […](image)


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2008: The Gallup Pollpoliticalnews

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:55:00 +0000

By Megan Thee NY TIMES A common theme among pollsters so far in the 2008 presidential race has been the Republicans’ lack of enthusiasm about their party’s candidate. A recent Gallup/USA Today poll suggests that one prospective candidate might stir things up a bit in the Republican race should he decide to run — former […](image)


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Britain Freezes Business with Iran Until Sailors Releasedpoliticalnews

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:51:27 +0000

By Sonja Pace newsvoa.com London Britain says it is freezing bilateral business with Iran, except efforts to gain the release of 15 British naval personnel seized by Iranian forces last Friday. As VOA’s Sonja Pace reports from London, Iran is hinting at a possible release. British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett told the House of Commons […](image)


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WEBB DEFENDS 2ND AMENDMENTpoliticalnews

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:29:09 +0000

By Michael Luo NY TIMES Facing a crush of reporters today just outside the Senate chamber, Senator James Webb declined to comment on specifics of the case in which a close aide was arrested Monday trying to carry a loaded handgun into a Senate office building. But he used the opportunity for a riff about […](image)


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US Senate Republicans Say They Will Not Block Iraq Billpoliticalnews

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:26:09 +0000

By VOA News 27 March 2007 “Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate say they will not try to block passage of an Iraq war-spending bill, even if it includes a troop withdrawal deadline. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says his party’s goal is to pass the bill quickly, because he knows President Bush will […](image)


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Iraq backs Britain over captured sailorspoliticalnews

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:16:48 +0000

 ONLINETIMES The Iraqi government today waded into the row over the detention by Iran last week of 15 British sailors and Marines, demanding their release and insisting that they were seized in Iraqi waters, not Iranian waters as maintained by Tehran. Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq’s Foreign Minister, made the comments after speaking yesterday to his Iranian […](image)


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