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Democrats Push Toward Middle On Iraq Policy By Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, September 13, 2007; Page A01 Democratic leaders in Congress have decided to shift course and pursue modest bipartisan measures to alter U.S. military...
ICE: Tab to remove illegal residents would approach $100 billion WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It would cost at least $94 billion to find, detain and remove all 12 million people believed to be staying illegally in the United States, the federal government estimated Wednesday. Julie Myers...
Boy leads protest over deported mother By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through the halls of Congress on Wednesday. Capitol Police arrested two...
Workers sue U.S. over raids Legal employees at Swift say rights violated 12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, September 13, 2007 By DIANNE SOLÍS / The Dallas Morning News dsolis@dallasnews.com Workers at Swift & Co. plants have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland...
No Democratic censure for MoveOn ad By Sean Lengell September 12, 2007 Democratic congressional leaders and the party's presidential candidates yesterday refused to repudiate a liberal group's ad questioning Gen. David H. Petraeus' character. Capitol Hill Democrats rejected a...
'08 hopefuls net millions from piggy banks By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — At 8 years old, Matthew Mardirossian is too young to vote. But he and his 7-year-old sister, Karis, each contributed $4,600 to help Democrat Barack Obama win the White House. In Arizona, 15-...
House bill would block highway tolls Web Posted: 09/12/2007 12:06 AM CDT Gary Martin Express-News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House lawmakers from Texas and Pennsylvania filed a bill to block proposals in their respective states to toll federal highways to provide revenue for...
Mich. Lawmaker Wants to Arm Educators Under Bill, Specially Trained Faculty and Staff Could Carry Concealed Pistols on Campus By DAVID SCHOETZ Sept. 11, 2007 Anyone other than a member of law enforcement who carries a gun into a Michigan school right now is breaking the law and...
Young adults delaying marriage By Sharon Jayson and Anthony DeBarros, USA TODAY Almost three-quarters of men and almost two-thirds of women in their 20s in 2006 said they had never been married, according to Census data released today that shows a sharp increase in never-married...