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Monday, July 22, 2024

Bush faces tough week on Iraq hot seat

President George W. Bush embarks on a soul-searching quest for a new Iraq policy this week, after the shock-therapy indictment of his conduct of the war by an independent policy commission.

Bush will huddle with top foreign policy and military aides, seeking to bounce back after the Iraq Study Group’s warning that Iraq’s plight is "grave and deteriorating" and without urgent action could spark a regional crisis.

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In Congress, even losers come out ahead

They lost their House and Senate seats, in some cases after keeping them warm for three decades. Others up and left on their own. But do not feel too sorry for some of these soon-to-be former lawmakers.

The future is bright for ex-members of Congress. No welfare cheese for them and little if any time among the ranks of the unemployed.

Some already have settled on new careers. Or old ones, as the case may be.

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Crooked Congressman wins Lousiana runoff

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson easily defeated his fellow Democratic opponent in a runoff election Saturday, despite an ongoing federal bribery investigation.

Rep. William JeffersonIn complete but unofficial returns, Jefferson, Louisiana’s first black congressman since Reconstruction, received 57 percent of the vote over state Rep. Karen Carter, who had 43 percent.

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A fitting farewell to 12 years of corruption & arrogance

The Republican Congress that came in with such fanfare 12 years ago went out with a demoralized, beaten whimper Saturday, leaving behind a dozen years of scandals, bloated pork barrel bills, out-of-control budgets and bureaucracies and a history of arrogance.

Some, like defeated GOP Senator Conrad Burns of Montana, left — as the New York Times described it — "in a huff" while others avoided reporters as they stole away in the early morning hours.

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