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Monday, December 6, 2021

Senate bans gun seizures

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to prohibit the confiscation of legally owned guns during an emergency like last year’s Hurricane Katrina, marking another victory for the gun lobby.

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War costs will top $400 billion

The Iraq war could cost U.S. taxpayers between $202 billion and $406 billion more over the next 10 years, depending on how quickly U.S. force levels can be reduced, congressional budget experts said on Thursday.

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Bureaucracy always survives

When humorist Will Rogers appeared at the passport office as he prepared for a trip to Russia he was told that he couldn’t receive one until he produced a birth certificate. Having come into the world before the turn of the last century in what was then Indian Territory, he said he didn’t quite understand and was told by the pinch-faced bureaucrat that it was a document proving his birth.

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So much for independence

July 4 is the most explicitly patriotic of American holidays. This year just before the holiday, the California state office charged to counter terrorism was revealed to be collecting information about political and anti-war demonstrations that were nonetheless legal.

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Coffins in ads spark debate

Congressional Republicans attacked Democrats on Thursday for an Internet video featuring flag-draped coffins of U.S. casualties in Iraq, saying it “crossed the line” by exploiting troops and politicizing the war.

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Plame sues Cheney, Rove

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband sued Vice President Dick Cheney, top White House aide Karl Rove and others on Thursday for their role in disclosing her classified CIA employment.

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