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In the Democratic Congress, Pork Still Gets Served 'Phonemarking' Is Among Ways Around Appropriations Process By John Solomon and Jeffrey H. Birnbaum Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, May 24, 2007; Page A01 When the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives...
Tipping-Point Shock Confounding the Experts, A Poll Finds Prices Must Go Way Higher to Alter Driving By Steven Mufson and Jon Cohen Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, May 24, 2007; Page D01 Even with high gas prices causing financial hardship for many Americans, most...
House votes to make energy price-gouging illegal By Barbara Hagenbaugh, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would give the government the power to impose millions of dollars in fines and jail time on people seen as gouging...
60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Twin Boys A 60 year old woman from New Jersey gave birth to twin boys making her the oldest woman in the United States to give birth. Frieda Birnbaum, 60, from New Jersey gave birth by Cesarean section on Tuesday making her the oldest woman in...
Police Raid Lingerie Shop LUBBOCK, TX -- An obscure law sends one local lingerie store clerk to jail. And now she may forever have to register as a sex offender. The lingerie store, Somethin’ Sexy was raided by police last week for violating Lubbock`s sexually oriented business...
Craddick clinging to political life By JAY ROOT jroot@star-telegram.com THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / HARRY CABLUCK AUSTIN — Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick was clinging to his political life Tuesday night, as more allies turned their backs on him and two more candidates...
Seniors may get to walk without passing TAKS By DIANE SMITH dianesmith@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH — Trustees in the Fort Worth school district will meet Wednesday to consider allowing 617 seniors who haven’t passed the exit-level TAKS to participate in graduation. The 8 a.m...
U.S. Muslims' opinions studied Younger generations more likely to defend suicide bombings 10:55 PM CDT on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Associated Press WASHINGTON – One in four younger U.S. Muslims said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in...
House approves anti-OPEC bill By JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer Tue May 22, 6:04 PM ET WASHINGTON - Decrying near-record high gasoline prices, the House voted Tuesday to allow the government to sue OPEC over oil production quotas. The White House objected, saying that...