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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Democrats should drop the talking points too

It’s not just Republicans that mouth the same shopworn talking points. If anything demonstrated a need for the Democratic candidates to rid their minds of talking points before answering a reporter’s questions, Obama’s and Edwards’ responses to a loaded question from Brian Williams does so in spades.

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Bush finally tells the truth

Probably a lot of hangovers at the Pentagon this morning. Bet a lot of high-ranking brass went out and got blasted after listening to President George W. Bush’s speech about his veto of the Iraq funding bill.

Or they reached for the anti-depressants after watching Bush claim that all he wants to do is listen to the military experts when it comes to his failed Iraq war.

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Bush’s veto statement

Text of President Bush’s statement Tuesday on his veto of a bill to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:

Good evening.

Twelve weeks ago I asked the Congress to pass an emergency war spending bill that would provide our brave young men and women in uniform with the funds and flexibility they need.

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Bush, Democrats meet today on Iraq funding

President Bush meets today with Democrats and Republicans from Congress to work on an Iraq war funding measure both sides can accept.

Bush’s veto of an Iraq war spending bill that set timelines for U.S. troop withdrawals puts new pressure on Democrats in Congress to craft a compromise even as their caucus grows more fractious on the topic.

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Lawmakers want gun data

When handguns with bullets that can pierce body armor showed up on the streets of New Jersey, Sen. Frank Lautenberg asked federal regulators to share data that could help local police figure out where the weapons were coming from.

That information, the New Jersey Democrat was told, is off-limits.

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Senators wary of Bush wiretap proposal

Citing FBI abuses and the attorney general’s troubles, senators peppered top Justice and intelligence officials Tuesday with skeptical questions about their proposal to revise the rules for spying on Americans.

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