A senior Senate Republican said on Sunday Congress should adjust the Medicare drug benefit to rein in costs, even though President Bush has threatened to veto any weakening of the plan.
The battle for Ohio in last year’s presidential campaign came with a huge price tag: $100 million for television advertising alone, according to a new study.
Ever since Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Kelly lost his right leg to a roadside bomb near Baghdad more than a year ago, he has been on a mission. It was more than just learning how to walk again on a prosthetic limb or figuring out what to do with his life after 13 months at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Kelly, 24, of Prescott, Ariz., saw a need to help other wounded soldiers and their families cope with the financial struggles that come with months of rehabilitation.
Although he considers it “morally wrong” to put off dealing with Social Security, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday he agrees with fellow Republicans that changes in the venerable domestic program can’t be forced upon an unwilling American public.
President Bush is hawking a remedy for a Social Security malady that won’t develop for decades, yet he insists “the crisis is now.”
A disappointed President Bush, whose endorsed ticket came in a distant third in the Iraqi elections, put his best public face forward and congratulated the winners.
Talks on who would get what in Iraq’s newly elected National Assembly were under way even before the final results came in, but the clergy-backed Shiites, whose winning margin was less than what they expected, may now have to compromise more than anticipated.