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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Pakistan Wants More Aid, Cooperation From U.S.

Inside the warm welcome and promises of a “new beginning” that Pakistan extended U.S. special envoy Richard C. Holbrooke yesterday was a warning that Pakistan expects more from the United States in return for its cooperation against al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

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Biden Is Surprised At Criticism Of Plan

Vice President Biden voiced surprise at the criticism some House liberals have voiced about the administration’s economic stimulus plan and said yesterday that he is holding out hope that the final version of the measure will attract support from “more than a handful of Senate Republicans and mor…

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Senate, House Begin Talks on Stimulus

Senators began talks with the House yesterday to determine which tax breaks and spending provisions will survive as part of a final stimulus package, but despite the optimism leaders in both chambers expressed about quickly resolving their differences, the negotiations are expected to be contenti…

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Dingell Is Longest-Serving House Member

Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) today becomes the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives in history, but his honor comes just as his colleagues have effectively declared that his time of grand power has passed.

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Raided Firms Have Murtha Ties

Two separate federal raids at the Virginia offices of a lobbying powerhouse and at the Pennsylvania headquarters of a defense contractor have one thing in common: Both businesses have made millions from federal earmark projects arranged by Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.).

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Wall Street Slams Plan With Sell-Off

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner vowed yesterday to bring the “full force” of the U.S. government to battle the financial crisis, assembling an unprecedented coalition of agencies and mustering federal resources on a scale rarely seen except at wartime. But the lack of detail in his plan di…

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States Counting on Stimulus Aid to Balance Budgets

If the House version of the federal stimulus package becomes law, Ohio will save 300 youth services jobs, 130 more in addiction counseling and at least 20 positions for aides who provide a respite to relatives of Alzheimer’s patients. It would mean keeping as many as 8,000 children in state-suppo…

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