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Monday, July 15, 2024

‘No confidence’ in Gonzales? Almost

Even with seven defections from their ranks Senate Republicans managed to block a non-binding “no confidence resolutions against embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Monday.

The measure fell seven votes short with 53 Senators, a simple majority, voting against President Bush’s appointee.

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Singing the lame duck blues

Things just keep getting worse for President Bush. His job approval ratings are in the crapper, the Iraq war worsens with each passing day and he gets no respect on Capitol Hill.

What’s a lame duck to do?

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Powell: Gitmo should be closed now

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the torture chambers at Guantanamo Bay should be closed immediately because they aren’t worth the grief they cause the United States and the world.

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Nuke’ em ’till they glow; shoot ’em in the dark

Sen. Joe Lieberman wants to bomb Iran back into the Stone Age.

Stupid idea. Osama bin Laden lives in a cave and look at the trouble he can cause from there. Turning a militant nation like Iran into cave men and women might create yet another primitive fighting force that's too strong for the self-professed greatest military power on earth.

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Gingrich: Ideas for sale to big contributors

Potential GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has promoted public policy positions that closely track the financial interests of companies that underwrite a think tank he founded.

The Center for Health Transformation is part of an elaborate consulting and communications empire Gingrich has built since he left Congress under a political cloud in January 1999. It gives the former House Speaker and Georgia Republican a far-reaching platform for his views, which he airs on television and radio, in paid speeches and in dozens of opinion columns in major newspapers.

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Lieberman: Bomb Iran now

Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday the United States should consider a military strike against Iran because of Tehran's involvement in Iraq.

"I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq," Lieberman said. "And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers."

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Bomb kills three U.S. soldiers in Iraq

With a thunderous rumble and cloud of dust and smoke, a suicide car bomb brought down a section of highway bridge south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing three U.S. soldiers and wounding six from a checkpoint guarding the crossing and blocking traffic on Iraq's main north-south artery.

The U.S. military said engineers were dispatched with bulldozers and other heavy equipment to clear the highway, which was partially blocked by debris from the overpass. An Iraqi interpreter also was wounded in the attack, according to the statement that gave the casualty toll.

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