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Legislative Mischief

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Freedom in Our Time(Will Grigg)

Nothing of substance to be accomplished as a result of the "debate" over the proposed expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program(S-CHIP) and Bush's veto of the same. The program, after all, is a purebred offspring o

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Earmark Watch

Here's your chance to investigate earmarks -- those spending measures inserted by members of Congress into bills that direct taxpayer dollars to their pet projects. Are members using earmarks to meet pressing needs? Reward political supporters?

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WorldNet Daily

"Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and lo

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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www.canada.com

Quebec should ban the sale of "Rambo-style" combat knives as part of its newest piece of gun-control legislation, a victims' advocacy group urged yesterday.

News Link • Global Reported By Geoffrey Hayes
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New York Times

House Democrats pushed their government eavesdropping bill through two committees on Wednesday with only minor changes, setting the stage for a confrontation with the Bush adminstration. President Bush said he would not sign the bill if it

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Reuters

The debt collection industry urged the government to lift a decades old ban against using e-mail accounts or cellphone numbers to contact consumers who have fallen behind in their payments. As more Americans drop home telephone land lines and rely on

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The Examiner(Timothy Carney)

Democrats may never get enough votes to override President Bush's veto of their bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), but they can hope to draw quite a bit of blood in the process. The Democrats' congressi

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AP

A state legislator surprised a high school class when the computer he was using projected a photo of a nude woman during a lecture on how a bill becomes a law. State Rep. Matthew Barrett was giving a civics lesson when he inserted a data memory s

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Free Market News

Jane Harman (D-CA) has accused the Bush adminstration of using threats of terrorism to pass bills that erode personal liberty. Yet she seems activated the same sort of mechanism recently by helping to introduce the infamous(in certain circles)

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Rachels Democracy & Health News

Big Coal is in deep trouble and wants Congress to provide a massive federal bailout. Since the beginning of 2006 at least two dozen new coal-fired electric power plants have been canceled, mostly for environmental reasons. As of May there were only

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AFP

Bruised Wall Street investors, facing a suddenly weaker economic outlook, pinned their hopes on a Federal Reserve rescue, even as some analysts warn of considerable uncertainty ahead.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennslyvania law inconveniently restrict six-pack sales to bars, restaurants and some delis, where they're often sold at premium prices. Beer by the case is available only at distributorships. (Remember, it's still againt the law to buy bee

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Sun Valley

As word comes of Sen. Larry Craig’s reconsideration of his announced resignation from the U.S. Senate, it turns out that his best ally in getting rid of his guilty plea for his conduct in a Minneapolis airport restroom may be the United States Consti

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Crooks & Liars

Colorado representative Doug Lamborn has just made the final doo-doo step it what will be the shortest and most lackluster career the House has ever seen. Doug Lamborn’s recorded threats to a pair of voters critical of his views has now reached the p

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Reason(Ron Bailey)

Authorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program(SCHIP) runs out at the end of September. This gave the Dems and some Reps in Congress an opportunity to vote in July to expand this government health insurance program.

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New York Times

Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Monday that New York would consider suing federal health officials if the state was not granted a waiver to expand its federal subsidized health insurance program for children. The announcement followed a decision

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