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Archive for September 19th, 2006

2006 Elections


President Bush’s approval ratings are stagnant. Opposition to the Iraq war is high. Will Democrats be able to take back the House and the Senate this fall?
Some races to watch:

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GIVE ME LIBERTY!!

ANY SOCIETY THAT WOULD GIVE UP A LITTLE LIBERTY TO GAIN A LITTLE SECURITY WILL DESERVE NEITHER AND
LOSE BOTH

–BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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More wrangling over interrogation bill

WASHINGTON – The White House and maverick Senate Republicans have begun a fresh round of talks over how to handle the nation’s most dangerous terrorism suspects, resuscitating GOP hopes for approving a key piece of the president’s anti-terror agenda before the November elections.

In a new offer, the White House has conceded changes to its previous proposal, while the Senate Republicans who challenged the administration’s plan say they are once again hopeful a deal could be reached.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in New York for meetings at the United Nations, predicted Tuesday that President Bush and Congress would find language for interrogation and treatment of terror suspects that “gives the professionals, the people who actually interrogate, clarity on what is legal and what is not.”

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During U.N. talks, Bush hints at Iran sanctions


President to try persuading skeptical leaders about his Mideast policy

UNITED NATIONS – Ahead of his speech to other world leaders gathered here, President Bush on Tuesday said Iran must immediately begin negotiations on its nuclear program and warned Tehran that delay would bring consequences.

Iran’s defiant pursuit of a nuclear program was at the top of the agenda when Bush met with French President Jacques Chirac on the sidelines of the three-day U.N. General Assembly meeting. The French leader is balking at the U.S. drive to sanction Iran for defying Security Council demands that it freeze uranium enrichment.

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