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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Watchdogs Want IRS Probe of Christian Group

An organization that monitors religious groups has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family broke the law by trying to sway presidential election voters.

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The Dempire Strikes Back

Congressional Democrats hit President Bush on Wednesday for his Iraq policies and planned Social Security overhaul, hoping a vigorous response to his State of the Union speech will fuel a turnabout from their election setbacks last fall.

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Hoopla vs. Reality

The State of the Union speech, with its standing ovations and boisterous back-to-school spirit, is one of the capital’s great annual rituals. And for one night it is a happy time. The hard realities will come soon enough.

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Homeland Security Nominee Grilled on the Hill

Michael Chertoff, President Bush’s nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security, denied Wednesday that he gave U.S. intelligence agencies the green light to torture terrorism suspects or that he sanctioned the mistreatment of hundreds of Muslim Arabs detained in the post-9/11 immigration crackdown.

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Bush Pushes Social Security Reform in State of Union

President Bush urged lawmakers to “move ahead with courage and honesty” on the dicey issue of Social Security during his State of the Union address Wednesday night, asserting that dramatic change is necessary to steer the government-run retirement system away from bankruptcy.

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Does Social Security Really Face an $11 Trillion Deficit?

President Bush and Vice President Cheney have told
audiences that Social Security faces an $11 trillion shortfall if nothing
is done to fix the current system. But they fail to mention that this is
over the course of the “infinite future.” Over the next 75 years — still
practically a lifetime — the shortfall is projected to be $3.7 trillion.

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