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Democrats' Bill on Iraq Wouldn't End War for Decades
WASHINGTON -- The Democrats' flagship proposal on Iraq is aimed at bringing most troops home. Yet if enacted, the law would still allow for tens of thousands of US troops to stay deployed for years to come. This reality - readily acknowledged by Democrats, who say it's still their best shot at...
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Retired General Raps Rep. Baird's War Stance
VANCOUVER -- Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Gard presided over an anti-war rally Thursday night that sometimes took on the trappings of a spiritual revival. No one shouted "amen," but Gard's criticisms of U.S. Rep. Brian Baird's support for President Bush's troop increase in Iraq yielded several...
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Dems Frustrate War Critics
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) traveled to New York on Monday and huddled with leaders of the anti-Iraq-war movement, his latest effort to reassure this increasingly restive group that Democrats are doing everything they can to end the war. Reid's session, which was not publicly...
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Anti-War Activists Attack Democrats over Iraq Bill
WASHINGTON -- For anti-war activists, turning against House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer was only the beginning. The liberal group MoveOn.org ran radio ads this week chastising the Southern Maryland Democrat for voting against a measure that would have forced a withdrawal from Iraq within 180...
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With New Clout, Antiwar Groups Push Democrats
WASHINGTON, May 4 - Every morning, representatives from a cluster of antiwar groups gather for a conference call with Democratic leadership staff members in the House and the Senate. Shortly after, in a cramped meeting room here, they convene for a call with organizers across the country. They hash...
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Dems Divided over Webb's Proposal Requiring Approval for Attacking Iran
WASHINGTON - Supporters of requiring President Bush to secure congressional approval for any preemptive strike on Iran are regrouping for a new push, presaging a difficult vote for Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls alike.Democrats hailed the Iraq withdrawal language attached to the...
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It's Time For America To Dream Again
It's been said that dreams are our roadmap to the future. If so, just where is our country heading? Consider the cynical, short-sighted, poll-driven promises made in the recent presidential election: Impose strict curfews on our kids. Mandate school uniforms. Solve crime by building more prisons...
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