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Pelosi Pressures SyriaCitizenPublius

Fri, 06 Apr 2007 02:29:14 +0000

Though she has come under much criticism from the White House for her visit to Syria this week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D, San Francisco) has put more pressure on Syria than the current administration has. She has gone face-to-face with the President of Syria and confronted him about his support of terrorist […]

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President Bush Fighting Against Higher Emissions StandardsCitizenPublius

Thu, 05 Apr 2007 00:50:05 +0000

President Bush is speaking out against increasing fuel efficiency and emissions standards in response to a ruling handed down by the Supreme Court this week. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had the authority to regulate heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2). The President, as well as […]

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And… They’re Off! 2008 Presidential Candidates Race for FundsCitizenPublius

Thu, 05 Apr 2007 00:28:22 +0000

The campaign fund-raising figures have been released, and there are a few early winners, and a few early losers. The winners are quite obvious: Senator Hillary Clinton (D, New York) $26 million, Senator Barack Obama (D, Illinois) with $25 million, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) with $23 million.  The loser is also quite […]

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President Bush Calls on Congress to Pass Iraq BillCitizenPublius

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 23:22:14 +0000

President Bush continues to prod Democratic leaders in Congress, calling on them to pass the emergency spending bill that has drawn so much attention in the news – mostly due to the withdrawal timetables added onto it. However, along with his calls for them to pass the bill as soon as possible, the President has […]

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Iraqis in Baghdad Complain About McCain & Co.CitizenPublius

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 23:09:23 +0000

John McCain and a congressional delegation visited Iraq recently, and commented on the relative peacefulness and safety of Baghdad’s largest marketplace. The Iraqis had other things to say. Most of the Iraqis in the market pointed out that the relative safety had more to do with the increased security for the Congressmen (Sharpshooters on the […]

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Presidential Primaries Too LongCitizenPublius

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 22:26:42 +0000

Presidential primaries didn’t used to be like this. Back in 1968 Robert Kennedy joined in the primary in March of 1968. In today’s primary system, he would not have the funding in place, and would’ve missed most of the state votes. Because the voting starts in January and doesn’t end until June, the process is […]

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’08 Candidates Race for MoneyCitizenPublius

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 21:45:09 +0000

On April 15, the candidates running for President in 2008 will have to release their recent fund-raising figures to the public, but even before that date, there’s a good idea of how each candidate is doing. The projected early leaders are John McCain and Hillary Clinton, who have well developed fund-raising options. Also, each of […]

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Senate Passes Bill Approving Spending and Calling for Withdrawal From IraqCitizenPublius

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:50:44 +0000

Today the Senate passed a $97 billion appropriations bill for the U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan with a stipulation that U.S. troops must begin withdrawing within 120 days after the passing of the bill, with the goal of complete redeployment by the end of March 2008. The House of Representatives has a similar […]

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Senate and House Democrats Vote to Keep Withdrawal TimetableCitizenPublius

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 03:56:15 +0000

Democrats in the House and Senate voted to keep a troop withdrawal timetable in the Iraq appropriations bill (a bill allowing an additional $122 billion in war funds) by razor thin majors. The motion (which, to clarify, did not pass the bill, merely kept a clause in the bill calling for a timetable) passed 50-48 […]

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NFL Free AgencyCitizenPublius

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 01:05:35 +0000

Apologies for the large gap between posts – I was on vacation. NFL free agency is well underway and it has definitely calmed down a bit from the flurry of signings in the first week. There was a huge amount of movement and a lot of major signings, and I’m going to assess some of […]

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