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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Constitutional amendments aren’t always the answer

The Providence Journal

The 18th amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1919. The American public tolerated it, in a manner of speaking, for about 14 years and then repealed it — the first and, thus far, only amendment of the Constitution to have been rescinded.

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Baby photo ops don’t cut it

Media General News Service

Cue the cute. For the photo op announcing his first veto, President Bush surrounded himself with adorable babies. The scene in the East Room last week tugged at heartstrings, but it muddled public policy.

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Deja vu all over again

Less than seven months after the Transportation Security Administration reversed its ban on small scissors, screwdrivers and such from passenger cabins on commercial airliners, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., slipped an amendment into a House bill for the TSA that would make such items verboten again.

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Senate to consider Bolton nomination

The US Senate Foreign Relations committee will hold hearings next week on the renomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the UN, before his term expires at the end of the year, lawmakers said.

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Cheney uses Mideast fighting as campaign issue


Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday pointed to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah as fresh evidence of the ongoing battle against terrorism that underscores the need to keep President Bush’s Republican allies in control of Congress.

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Dems to Bush: Send an envoy

U.S. Senate Democratic leaders on Friday called on President George
W. Bush to send a high-level special envoy to the Middle East to work
with allies and negotiate an end to the fighting between Israel and
Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

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Rice dismisses cease fire

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will go to the Middle East on Sunday while resisting international pressure for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

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