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Jill Carroll
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Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006
She has been a good guest on my program. One of the very, very few to travel outside the Green Zone to do actual reporting.
Her Letter From Baghdad 2005


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carpet cleaning
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Heating / Air Conditioning
830 816-1879

Cavco Home Center
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New Braunfels
830 608-0208

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Not my advertiser, but I like 'em for their good work and reasonable prices:
Eurasian Auto Repair
11234 Gordon Rd



Mon Feb 6 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

Mexico border-incursion probe by Congress starts Tuesday

Texas considers cost increase for specialty license plates

U.S. oil investors interested in Cuba
Valero pulled out of last day's meeting. Louisiana official says his state and Texas could help in developing an industry in Cuba

Ten-Foot Poll on "Borderline Racist" --- RESULT
posted Fri Feb 3-5 2006
Do you consider the phrase "*undesirable, low-class elements from bad parts of the city" to be "very racial and very discriminatory"? (STORY ABOVE)
Total votes 629-

*George "Trip" Dickerson's email HERE (pdf)

Some prominent conservatives break with Bush on spying
As hearings begin [today] on President Bush's domestic spying program, increasing numbers of prominent conservatives are breaking with the administration to say the program is probably illegal and to sharply criticize Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's legal theory that a wartime president can override a law.

History repeats itself with U.S. wartime leaders
Presidents have often asserted disputed powers in the name of national security. Abraham Lincoln, citing a necessity to suppress support for the Confederacy, suspended habeas corpus, the right of suspects to challenge charges against them, in the Civil War.
With the Senate Judiciary Committee today opening hearings, "Wartime Executive Power and the NSA's Surveillance Authority," administration backers argue Mr. Bush's actions pale in comparison to those of past wartime presidents.

The truth behind the San Diego two
"During the Joint Inquiry of the Congressional Intelligence Committees, which I cochaired, we determined the following to be some of the major failures involving the San Diego two:..."

Overall spending has skyrocketed under Bush, Republicans
President Bush will renew his call for spending restraint when he sends his proposed fiscal 2007 budget to Congress today, but one thing is clear: The era of big government is far from over.

Pentagon widens program to foil bombings in Iraq
tripling spending on an effort to combat homemade bombs that are the No. 1 killer of American troops in Iraq. The number of attacks with makeshift bombs against allied and Iraqi forces and Iraqi civilians nearly doubled in the last year, to 10,593 in 2005 from 5,607 in 2004
I'm so glad that someone up there FINALLY had this idea— which should have been fast-tracked almost three years ago

Insurers still owe millions in Texas
"..policyholders of Allstate, Farmers and State Farm – collectively holding about 58 percent of the market – are still awaiting checks and premium reductions that regulators ordered to compensate for overcharges.
And there's no end in sight..."

ATF director linked to big cost overruns
The new headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the District is at least $19 million over budget at a time when the agency is considering sharp cuts in the number of new cars, bulletproof vests and other basics it provides agents

24-year-old Bush campaign worker with no science background gets rewarded with appointment to NASA

One-armed man gets ticket at airport for slow luggage handling

Grandpa loses $4,000 in "spooky and unusual" telephone scam