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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

A not-so-exclusive list

Two points about that disclosure by the Government Accountability Office that the government’s terrorist watch list has more than 755,000 names and is growing by 200,000 names a year.

First, if there really are that many people out there actively seeking to do us harm at home, we’re in real trouble.

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A GOP sleeper in Iowa?

Mike Huckabee, who strums a bass guitar and cracks jokes at campaign stops, is quietly establishing himself with Iowa voters as a serious candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

“I think he’s the sleeper candidate this year,” said Steve Roberts, a Des Moines lawyer who sits on the Republican National Committee. “He makes a very positive impression in his public appearances and in the debates.”

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Dems tout new children’s bill

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled a revised bill to expand health insurance for needy children, hopeful they will muster enough support to override another possible veto by President George W. Bush.

Drafted with input from some Republicans, the bill was set for a vote Thursday by the Democratic House, and would then be sent to the Democratic-led Senate for anticipated concurrence.

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Has Dubya learned his lesson?

US President George W. Bush on Wednesday showcased his role in helping California fight devastating wildfires, eager to prove he learned the grim lessons of the botched response to Hurricane Katrina.

Bush, his presidency forever marked by Washington’s sluggish reaction to the killer 2005 storm, freed up more government aid for the victims of the fires and said he hoped they understood he was doing his utmost to help.

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War costs will top $2 trillion

The total cost, including debt servicing, of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach 2.4 trillion dollars by 2017, a non-partisan estimate found Wednesday, sparking fresh political rancor.

The report by the Congressional Budget Office flared tempers two days after President George W. Bush angered anti-war Democrats by requesting nearly 200 billion dollars more in emergency war funding.

The White House brushed off the estimate as speculation, but admitted that it did not know how much the war would cost.

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