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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Can Congress learn civility?

Democrat Steve Israel first met Republican Tim Johnson when Israel, in a rush to get out of town at the end of a congressional week, bloodied Johnson by slamming the door to the House chamber on his foot.

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Out of work and no longer looking

Dick Merrill lost his sales job at a metals company two years ago. He networked with people in the business, sent out hundreds of resumes for sales positions in other fields, but nothing turned up. Frustrated and a bit discouraged, his full-time search for work petered out.

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Army sets new limits on interrogation

The Army is setting specific limits on interrogation techniques for prisoners of war and describing actions that would violate international agreements on their treatment, officials said Wednesday.

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Who’s sorry now?

An old friend of President Bush who secretly recorded their private conversations and released them to the media said he has regrets and is turning the tapes over to Bush.

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Arnold’s poll numbers slip

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s job approval rating remains high, but his support has slipped from the lofty levels during his first year in office, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

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Bush’s uncle cashes in on Iraq war

President Bush’s uncle, who serves on the board of a U.S. defense contractor with over $100 million in business in Iraq, recently cashed in on some of that lucrative work, a government filing showed on Wednesday.

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Lobby wars

Two of the capital’s most powerful lobbies are about to square off, and while not quite reality TV, it’s what passes for excitement in Washington.

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Medicare headed for intensive care

While President Bush and Congress focus on fixing Social Security this year, Medicare faces unsustainable increases as it takes responsibility for paying the largest single share of prescription drug costs, federal officials said Wednesday. The new Medicare prescription drug benefit that becomes available next year could quickly threaten the solvency of the federal health insurance system that now serves 41 million Americans, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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