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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Newest Senator nails Bush on budget

The budget proposed by President Bush adds to middle-class burdens while providing greater benefits for the wealthy and oil companies, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said Saturday.

"This is a budget that does more than ignore the problems facing the middle class _ it actually makes them worse," Menendez said in the Democrats’ weekly radio address.

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Three more Republicans caught in Abramoff’s web

Three more Republican members of Congress have been linked to efforts by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former General Services Administration official appointed by President Bush in a questionable effort to secure leases of government property for Abramoff’s clients, court filings by federal prosecutors reveal.

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Lobbyist says Abramoff bills exaggerated Reid contacts

One of Jack Abramoff’s ex-colleagues confirmed Friday he contacted Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s office on behalf of the influential lobbyist but says Abramoff’s billing records inflate the amount and extent of his work.

“When Abramoff first arrived at Greenberg Traurig, I did a new colleague a favor by simply asking Reid staffers about when the minimum wage legislation affecting the Mariana Islands would be voted upon by the Senate. I communicated this to Abramoff,” Platt said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press.

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Bush gets a dose of his own medicine

The eavesdropping tables were turned on President Bush on Friday. The president apparently believed he was speaking privately when he talked about listening in without a warrant on domestic communications with suspected al-Qaida terrorists overseas. But reporters were the ones doing the listening in this time.

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Hastert, Reid back Patriot Act Compromise

Legislation to renew the anti-terror Patriot Act was cleared for
final congressional passage Friday when House Speaker Dennis Hastert
blessed a day-old compromise between the White House and Senate
Republicans.

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Brown: ‘I warned White House about Katrina’

By LARA JAKES JORDAN

Top White House officials were warned that Hurricane Katrina would be "our worst nightmare" the day the storm roared ashore, former federal disaster chief Michael Brown says.

An assertive Brown told senators Friday that he described levee failures and massive flooding last Aug. 29 to chief of staff Andrew Card, deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin and others in the White House.

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Bush gets a dose of his own medicine

The eavesdropping tables were turned on President Bush on Friday.
The president apparently believed he was speaking privately when he
talked about listening in without a warrant on domestic communications
with suspected al-Qaida terrorists overseas. But reporters were the
ones doing the listening in this time.

Read More »

Three more Republicans caught in Abramoff’s web

Three more Republican members of Congress have been linked to
efforts by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former General Services
Administration official appointed by President Bush in a questionable
effort to secure leases of government property for Abramoff’s clients,
court filings by federal prosecutors reveal.

Read More »
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