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Monday, December 6, 2021

DeLay lives large thanks to fatcat donors

As Tom DeLay became a king of campaign fundraising, he lived like one too. He visited cliff-top Caribbean resorts, golf courses designed by PGA champions and four-star restaurants _ all courtesy of donors who bankrolled his political money empire.

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Bush’s poll numbers rebounding

A successful Iraq election and an improved domestic economic outlook have lifted U.S. President George W. Bush’s job-approval rating to its highest level since March, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday.

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Alito questioned on Bush’s spy program

A key Republican senator asked Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Monday about President George W. Bush’s domestic spying order and whether war gives the president a blank check when it comes to civil liberties.

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Deal on Patriot Act still possible

Scolded by President Bush for failing to renew the Patriot Act, lawmakers explored possibilities Monday for a compromise to temporarily extend portions of the anti-terrorism law due to expire Dec. 31.

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Warrantless wiretapping worries

Few things are more disruptive to civil liberties or carry more potential for abuse than domestic wiretapping and eavesdropping undertaken without a warrant. It is an Orwellian nightmare unsupportable by any circumstance and when included with a number of other acts in the name of national security helps form a pattern of intrusion in the daily lives of Americans that is almost unduplicated in the nation’s history.

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Prince Dubya’s many transgressions

Has Prince Dubya run roughshod over the civil and constitutional rights of American citizens? You bet. Is authorizing the National Security Agency to listen in on Americans’ calls to overseas locations or to monitor e-mails sent abroad without warrants a violation of constitutional rights and most probably American law? Likely, yes. But is it the worst Prince Dubya’s done? Not close.

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Bush’s scary wartime powers

When challenged on the White House’s broad, unusual and frankly scary expansion of presidential powers, administration officials said they did it because Congress said they could. Congress seems surprised to hear that.

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Buying a Congressman

Tribes persistently court Tracy Republican Richard Pombo, and vice versa. The tribes have money. Pombo has power. Both have political and legislative needs. The resulting relationships remain a work in progress, though they already have crowded the Capitol Hill calendar and caused some eyebrows to rise.

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