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Monday, December 6, 2021

McCain Starts His Run

In case you missed it in all the noisy hyperbole and commercialization surrounding Watergate revisited, at least one half of the 2008 presidential campaign – the Republican side – has begun, with the Memorial Day TV airing of a Vietnam memoir, a long piece in the New Yorker magazine and an 11th-hour compromise in the Senate. All three have served to dispel any notion that Sen. John McCain is not running for the GOP opportunity to succeed George W. Bush.

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The National Embarassment Called Gitmo

The U.S. military has investigated whether Korans were mistreated at the Guantanamo Bay prison. And it found in five cases the Korans had been, both intentionally and inadvertently and in one case just plain stupidly _ two Korans were soaked when the night shift guards threw water balloons at the prisoners.

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Lots of Work Ahead for a Conflicted Congress

Stalled in confirmation fights and torn by ethics battles, Congress returns to work Tuesday on a full plate of significant legislation, including energy policy and highway construction, as leaders promise an end to the stalemate of recent weeks.

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Legalized Grass a Long Shot

Federal legislation to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana legally is a long shot, supporters said Monday, though they contended that many lawmakers back it privately.

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Dem Predicts Approval for Bolton

A senior Democratic senator said on Monday John Bolton would be confirmed by the “tiniest” of margins as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thereby sending a signal to the rest of the world that he lacked strong support at home.

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Hillary Starts Her Campaign for Prez

Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, considered a likely presidential contender in 2008, told supporters of her 2006 Senate reelection bid on Monday that America can no longer “give in” to the Republican agenda.

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