Politics and Government 9.18.06

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Politics and Government Monday, September 18, 2006 !!) President proposed legislation that would help structure the tribunals, and deal with interrogation techniques. Four senators (all republicans – 2 very prominent, John McCain and John Warner (chairman), Lindsey Graham and Joan Collins) opposed the legislations. They proposed alternative legislation. (none of the senators are up for re-election) Colin Powell came in and disagreed with the presidents proposals Bad week with the president. Made many speeches trying to get public support for his legislation. Wednesday, September 20, 2006 On test!!!!!!! Washington Post – Dissidents’ Detainee Bill May Face Filibuster , Frist Warns GOP Opponents of Bush’s Proposal They Must Accept Two Key Provisions http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/19/AR2006091901463.html?referrer=email !!!) Washington Post – All The King’s Earmarks, A Hill Wink on ‘Reform’ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/19/AR2006091901441.html earmarks = pork barrel legislation, designed to curry favor with constituents “Earmarking is a polite term for the federal slush funds available to lawmakers to direct as they see fit, currying favor with constituents and contributors.” (New York Times) Senator George Allan (Virginia incumbent) now embraces his Jewish ancestry (macaca comment) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/19/AR2006091901141.html?
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