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Friday, January 22, 2021

Americans favor guest worker program

Most Americans believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to become guest workers and eventually U.S. citizens, but Congress should do more to close the border to stop more illegals entering the country, according to a new poll published on Tuesday.

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Bush to meet Iraq PM as death toll mounts

U.S. President George W. Bush will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Jordan next week with grim new statistics showing record numbers of Iraqis were killed last month and many more fled the country.

A U.N. report said 3,709 civilians were killed in October — 120 a day and up from 3,345 in September. In all, 418,392 moved to other parts of Iraq since the February bombing of a Shi’ite shrine in Samarra triggered a surge in sectarian violence.

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As Iraq death toll mounts, Bush will meet with PM

U.S. President George W. Bush will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Jordan next week with grim new statistics showing record numbers of Iraqis were killed last month and many more fled the country.

A U.N. report said 3,709 civilians were killed in October — 120 a day and up from 3,345 in September. In all, 418,392 moved to other parts of Iraq since the February bombing of a Shi’ite shrine in Samarra triggered a surge in sectarian violence.

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Nancy Pelosi’s lip service on Congressional ethics

Some hail as unprecedented the manner in which California Democrat Nancy Pelosi has chosen to begin her surefire reign as the first woman ever to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. But they have forgotten Ralph Perk.

They have forgotten the 1970s day when Cleveland’s erstwhile mayor sought to enliven an otherwise humdrum dedication of a new construction project by cutting the ribbon not with a boring scissors but with a blowtorch — and set his own hair on fire!

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Dealing with the ‘we’ and ‘they’ of ‘our’ Iraq war

One of the most important ideas in economics is that of an “externality.” An externality is a consequence of a person’s behavior that he or she doesn’t take into account when deciding whether to engage in that behavior.

Externalities are important because they often lead to socially wasteful — in economic jargon “inefficient” — decisions. Pollution problems are classic examples. Suppose I operate a business that generates $100,000 in profit to me, but causes $200,000 of pollution damage, with this damage being equally distributed among the 1,000 people who live near my business.

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Is America ready for a Mormon President?

A charismatic communicator with an actor’s good looks, a glowing resume and socially conservative politics, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could be a dream candidate for Republicans in the 2008 White House race.

But is America ready to elect a Mormon president?

Romney, a devout Mormon and former bishop of Massachusetts’ temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is expected to announce in January he will join what is expected to be a crowded field of Republican White House contenders.

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Rudy inches closer to a Presidential run

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission this week that takes him one step closer to running for president.

A filing on behalf of the man once dubbed “America’s mayor” was hand-delivered to the commission on Monday, an FEC spokeswoman confirmed. It says Giuliani, a Republican, has created a “testing-the-waters” presidential exploratory committee.

The formal creation of the committee means Giuliani can now raise money and travel the country gauging support and preparing for a White House bid without formally declaring himself a candidate.

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Most Americans expect Dems to keep control of Congress

Sixty-five percent (65%) of Americans believe that Democrats are likely to retain their newly won control of Congress in Election 2008. Thirty-two percent (32%) consider ongoing Democratic control “very” likely. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% believe such an outcome is “not very” or “not at all” likely.

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Dubya’s daddy gets testy with critics

Former President George H.W. Bush took on Arab critics of his son Tuesday during a testy exchange at a leadership conference in the capital of this U.S. ally.

“My son is an honest man,” Bush told members of the audience harshly criticized the current U.S. leader’s foreign policy.

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