Category: Bush

November 6, 2007

House Ignores Bush & Overrides Veto

Filed under: Bush,Voting - 06 Nov 2007

Ha! Ha ha! Please excuse my childlike glee, but after Bush vetoed the bill meant to provide medical care for poor children, it is just so darned satisfying to hear that the House has taken a stand against …

November 2, 2007

Obama’s Senate Resolution

Filed under: Bush,Elections - 02 Nov 2007

The Clinton campaign is claiming that Senator Obama is playing politics rather than taking a leadership role from the get-go — which appears to be the same in my mind as calling him a little dishonest and cowardly — but …

October 22, 2007

Bush Requests Additional $46 Billion For Wars

Filed under: Bush,International,Iraq,Military,War - 22 Oct 2007

Essentially re-requesting the amount he wanted for the war this fiscal year by requesting the difference (and then some), Bush is playing on our feelings of common sense and sympathy to obtain the funding that General Petraeus recommended for the …

October 1, 2007

Senate Approves $150 Billion War Bill

Filed under: Bush,Congress,Military,War - 01 Oct 2007

Not as high as the $190 billion proposal Bush’s administration would have preferred, the $150 billion war budget just passed in the Senate (92 – 3) will go a long way towards keeping the war running strong for the coming …

September 29, 2007

Budget Problems for Bush

According to VOA news, Congress did not approve Bush’s budget for the coming fiscal year. As a result, Bush is signing emergency legislation to keep the government functioning for the next seven weeks.

The main disagreement seems to be over …

September 20, 2007

More Surveillance Now! (MSN)

Filed under: Bush,Civil Rights,White House - 20 Sep 2007

Just a run of the mill note: President Bush is going before the National Security Agency, headquartered in Maryland, to advocate for the continuation of the “Protect America Act,” specifically the additional surveillance measures imposed on phone and internet communications. …

September 18, 2007

Why The Federal Funds Rate Was Cut

Filed under: Bush,News,Securities - 18 Sep 2007

Today the Fed announced a bold 1/2 point cut in the Federal Funds Rate, setting it at 4.75%. The Federal Funds Rate (FFR) is the rate at which commercial banks charge one another for overnight loans of one million …

September 7, 2007

The Man in Cheney’s Shadow and Unilateral Executive Action

Filed under: Bush,Law,Terrorism,White House - 07 Sep 2007

David Addington, Mr. Cheney’s consigliere and chief of staff, has kept a low profile while shaping much of the Bush Administration’s terrorism policies. While others such as John Yoo have gained notoriety for their legal opinions and theories, Mr. …

September 3, 2007

Bush Hints At Troop Withdrawals

Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Military,War - 03 Sep 2007

Is is a ploy? Am I mishearing? Or did the President, in a surprise visit to Iraq yesterday, comment that if security continues to improve in the country then troop withdrawals may begin sooner than expected? The …

August 22, 2007

The Vietnam Analogy

Filed under: Bush,Iraq,News - 22 Aug 2007

It has not been uncommon over the last several words to hear allusions to the “v word” – Vietnam. Supporters of the war have squashed any analogy with our Asian adventure, often claiming that Iraq is a very different …

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