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Finger pointing hits manic levels in Foleygate

By LISA HOFFMAN

House Speaker Dennis Hastert came under increasing flak Monday for his handling of suggestive e-mails sent by former Florida Rep. Mark Foley, as some Republican lawmakers scrambled to ditch campaign contributions they had taken from Foley and otherwise distance themselves from the erupting scandal.

Memo to Bush: Veto that stupid border fence

By DAN K. THOMASSON

Here’s one for you: Two terrorists are walking up the street, having just arrived in America. One begins chattering in Arabic, only to be remonstrated by his frightened companion that this is the United States, "Do you want to get caught? Speak Spanish."

Reaching our environmental ‘tipping point’

By JOHN M. CRISP

Often applied to global warming, "tipping point" is an apt metaphor that describes the hypothetical condition we will have reached when the earth can no longer recover from the warming influence of greenhouse gases, a sort of environmental point of no return.

Foley: From fame to shame

By AMIE PARNES

Mark Foley was about to go on stage to accept the love and applause of some of the biggest names in the Recording Academy.

Above the dais, a large screen pictured his smiling face and bore his name.

FBI launches Foley probe

BY AMIE PARNES

The FBI has launched a preliminary investigation into the online exchanges between former Rep. Mark Foley and teenage congressional pages, a spokesman confirmed late Sunday.