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War debate wreaks havoc with Bush agenda After simmering on Congress's back burner for months, the Iraq war debate has eclipsed every other issue in the capital, slowing progress on some matters while stopping it on others.
"... an outcome even more amazing than he had ever hoped, an outcome no one could have anticipated for the simple reason that no one imagined it possible. The secret to nonstaining colored bubbles, it turns out, is a dye that could unlock a revolution in color chemistry. All you need to do is make color disappear. "
Texas honchos slam FEMA plan to move evacuees
Texas' emergency management coordinator told the state Senate Finance Committee that the state won't allow Louisiana hurricane evacuees to be put out of their hotels by the Dec. 1 deadline. He added, though, that he wasn't sure how the state would prevent it.
Miffed Idaho developer threatens to use pig farm as revenge
But county and city officials doubt that Nagel will follow through, noting that threats to go into the hog business have become planning dispute cliches.
"That's the first thing they say: 'I'm going to put a pig farm on it,'" Rathdrum Mayor Brian Steele said.
Posted 9am Wed Nov 16 - 10pm Thur Nov 17, 2005
Republican Senator Chuck Hagel says Americans have the right to criticize Iraq War policy without their patriotism being questioned by President Bush
Hagel is rightly defending free speech
Hagel is hurting the war effort and troops
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Murtha calls for Iraq pullout
"Our troops have become the primary target of the insurgency," Murtha said in a Capitol news conference that left him in tears. Islamic insurgents "are united against U.S. forces, and we have become a catalyst for violence," he said. ". . . It's time to bring them home."
Murtha's action, coupled with stinging rhetoric from the White House, was the catalyst for a remarkable outpouring of rage on Capitol Hill about Iraqi war policy, an issue that for months was relatively dormant but now is dominating congressional debate.
Army to halt call-ups of inactive soldiers "..suspended plans to expand an unwieldy, 16-month-old program to call up inactive soldiers for military duty, after thousands have requested delays or exemptions or failed to show up."
Commentary Talk is cheap; administration needs to deliver on promises
By Joseph L. Galloway, Knight Ridder Newspapers
What's a president to do when his approval ratings have tanked, the special prosecutor is still rooting around under the rocks in his garden, and the same Republican senators who once wrote him a blank check are threatening to put a stop-payment on it?
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