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...troops from Iraq, saying these "might be my last hours." (Hassan was apparently killed by her captors a month later.) President George W. Bush signed a corporate tax overhaul to close loopholes and provide $136 billion in new tax breaks for...
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

...for its people; and take care of those who were forced from their homes in the fighting. Fewer than six months later, President George W. Bush asked for $20 billion more to further stabilize Iraq and help turn it into an ally that could gain...
We must not be the world's policeman's stage hardly qualifies it for any merit badges. It rails against Assad's brutality, but it backed Iraq's late president Saddam Hussein, even when he used chemical weapons in the 1980s. It condoned the Egyptian military's mowing down...
Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...Nelson Mandela Championship golf tournament will end one day early next week to recognize the state funeral for the late president.This is the second year the tournament is part of the official European Tour schedule. It was scheduled for Dec...
Weird and plain wrong

...and large, across the entire face of Alaska. Such a "commerce to posterity" road-grid would likely cause the late President Eisenhower sit up and take notice. We are told these administrative road maps to everywhere and everything will somehow...
Day of terror in N.Y., Washington

...watching the scene filmed the second plane as it slammed into the tower and exploded in a huge fireball. A half hour later, President Bush made a brief statement to reporters, calling the disaster a "national tragedy" and attributing it to terrorists...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...made clear that if Hezbollah isn't reined in, retaliation against Syrian targets should be expected. Syria's late President Hafez Assad was careful to balance his hostile rhetoric toward Israel with strategic caution, knowing that his military...
This Day in History

...Republic of Texas. In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt visited The Hermitage, the Nashville, Tenn., home of the late President Andrew Jackson. (Years later, Maxwell House claimed that Roosevelt had praised a cup of its coffee during this...
George W.Bush violates rule of law

...President Nixon grossly violated the public trust. He broke the law, was caught and resigned. Three decades later, President George W. Bush violated the law. But this criminal act violates our form of government to the core, because President...
Seeing the future of affirmative action

...rewarded for their hard work ethic - not penalized for the color of their skin. Mike Reagan, the elder son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is chairman and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation (


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