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Lieberman Escalates Attack on Iraq Critics
Ever since Connecticut Democrats refused to back him for a fourth term in Congress, Joe Lieberman has been burnishing his independent credentials in the narrowly divided Senate while becoming increasingly critical of the Democratic Party on the war in Iraq. Lieberman, the Democrats' 2000 vice...
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General in Iraq Awaits November Assessment
For months September has been cast as a pivotal time for determining the course of the war in Iraq, yet a top general now says a solid judgment on the U.S. troop buildup there may not come until November. Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno told he would need beyond September to tell if improvements in Iraq...
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Republican Hypocrite Caucus Keeps George Bush's War Going
A night of debate about the war in Iraq yielded two results: 1. Limited progress on getting an honest up-or-down vote on whether to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq on a schedule that might finish before the end of George Bush's presidency. 2. Confirmation that many Senate Republicans who delight...
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Surge Mentality: White House in Denial
Reading the White House's report, released Thursday, on whether President Bush's January 2007 "surge" of 30,000 troops is working, you'd never know that a real-life, flesh-and-blood war is being waged in Iraq, with hundreds of people maimed and killed every day. You'd never know that May 2007 was...
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Save the (Republican) Senators
To understand the debate on Iraq now unfolding in the Senate, it is necessary first to give it a proper name: save the senators. The Republican senators, that is.The rules are simple. Find a way-any way-to revise, reverse or otherwise wiggle out from under the series of embarrassing votes these...
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Maine Inches Ball Forward On Net Neutrality
The federal government's inaction on global warming has inspired a green streak from Olympia to Albuquerque. The black hole that is the health-care debate on the federal level emboldened plans to insure most of Massachusetts' residents. The feds should have acted on these sticky issues before...
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'Iraq Summer' hopes to isolate President Bush
WASHINGTON - A coalition of anti-Iraq war groups is targeting 40 GOP lawmakers around the country in a grassroots effort modeled on the "Freedom Summer" civil rights campaign and the more recent initiative against privatizing Social Security. Aiming to use political pressure as an agent to separate...
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This Is Not a "Compromise," It's a Blank Check
The question is not whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid flinched in their negotiations with the Bush administration over the continuation of the Iraq occupation. They did. Despite some happy talk about benchmarks that have been attached to the Iraq supplemental...
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Democrats Drop Insistence on Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
WASHINGTON - Scrambling to send President Bush an emergency war spending bill he will sign, Democratic leaders have decided to drop their insistence on a timeline for withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq. The move - which comes just days after senior Democrats insisted that White House officials...
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Have You Called Your Senator Today?
Some people get up early to have a leisurely breakfast and read the newspaper before going off to work, while others fly out the door with their coffee cup in hand. Whatever your morning routine, let me suggest a 30-second addition that could help stop the war in Iraq: Call your two Senators and...
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