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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Vacations? During a war?

Lawmakers divided over whether to keep U.S. troops in Iraq are finding common ground on at least one topic: They are furious that Iraqi politicians are considering a lengthy break this summer.

"If they go off on vacation for two months while our troops fight — that would be the outrage of outrages," said Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn.

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GOP Rep settles back taxes

Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi avoided federal campaign penalties by paying $323,830 in back taxes last year to reassure regulators that loans to his political committee came from his own pocket.

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Bush is just ‘the commander guy’

President George W. Bush has many games for himself. He likes to call himself "the decider" and he really prefers to be known as the "commander-in-chief."

But if that sounds too pompous, just call him "the commander guy."

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Rethinking immigration reform

At a think-tank retreat in Santa Fe in March, journalists, academics, documentary film producers and non-profit community advocates discussed how the U.S.-Mexico border is defined by one issue: immigration.

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So much for the so-called party of family values

President Bush’s budget-busting, spendthrift tactics have already robbed the GOP of its claim to the title, "Party of Fiscal Conservancy."

Now the perverse antics of some high-level Bush appointees and his party’s power elite are lifting the cloak of "family values" from the GOP, too.

The "D.C. Madam" scandal is only the latest in a string of stories revealed during the president’s second term showing that the private lives of some of his most powerful appointees bear little resemblance to the Ozzie-and-Harriet-like ideal the party tries to mimic.

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The Gonzales factor

At least two people don’t think Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, Gonzales and the only person whose opinion in this matter counts, President Bush. But this week there were clear indications that Gonzales’ continued tenure is beginning to hurt the administration with Congress.

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Kennedy battles his demons

Rep. Patrick Kennedy says he is tackling his prescription drug addiction one day at a time, a year after crashing his car into a Capitol barricade in the middle of the night.

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