Category: Congress

November 7, 2007

Sarkozy’s Speech to Congress

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Filed under: Congress,International - 07 Nov 2007

Nicolas Sarkozy is a charming man, and thank god for it. As relations with Britain cool down in the wake of Blair’s departure from office, it seems a new spirit of friendship has risen between the United States and …


October 2, 2007

Outsourcing Our Military

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Filed under: Congress,Iraq,Military,News,War - 02 Oct 2007

As today’s Congressional hearings on Blackwater begin I highly recommend reading the latest Salon.com article on the role of military contractors in Iraq. The depth of their involvement is breathtaking and the problems caused by this involvement may be …


October 1, 2007

Senate Approves $150 Billion War Bill

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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 …


August 10, 2007

Bush’s Foolish Opposition to a Gas Tax

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Filed under: Bush,Congress,White House - 10 Aug 2007

Oil PumpIn the wake of the Minnesota bridge collapse, Democrats have proposed a five cent per gallon gasoline tax that would be spent on the estimated 17,000 bridges that are in serious need of repair. Displaying …


July 31, 2007

‘No Child Left Behind’ Soon Up For Review

The No Child Left Behind law is up for review this September, and it appears that there isn’t going to be much of a vote on the issue at all in the House of Representatives unless major changes appear. …


July 29, 2007

Bush Requests More Surveillance Powers

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Filed under: Bush,Civil Rights,Congress,Politics,Privacy - 29 Jul 2007

Mr. Bush is appealing Congress to expand the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to include technological developments in the last 30 years.

“Today we face sophisticated terrorists who use disposable cell phones and the Internet to communicate with each …


July 25, 2007

Dispute Between Congress & The White House Heats Up

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Filed under: Congress,News,White House - 25 Jul 2007

The legal conflict between Congress and the White House is heating up considerably as the House Judiciary Committee launched citations for contempt of Congress against two senior Bush aids. Chief of Staff Josh Bolton and former Senior Counsel Harriet …


July 20, 2007

The President’s Will

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Filed under: Bush,Congress,Law,White House - 20 Jul 2007

In the latest development in the Bush Administration’s broad grab of power and assertion of authority over all other branches of government, an anonymous government official has said that Congress cannot pursue contempt charges against former officials who refuse to …


July 12, 2007

The Subterfuge of Privilege

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Filed under: Bush,Congress,News,Trial,White House - 12 Jul 2007

Harriet Miers has apparently refused to answer the subpoena to testify before Congress, claiming that she has “absolute immunity” from testifying due to the Bush Administration’s claim of executive privilege. Yesterday, Sara Taylor, the former White House political director, …


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