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Hastert accepts responsibility for page scandal WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee opened an expansive investigation into the unfolding page sex scandal Thursday, approving four dozen subpoenas for witnesses and documents as House Speaker Dennis Hastert held his ground...
Texans' faith in politics meager Exclusive: Majority polled skeptical of tax cuts, school finance fix 11:24 PM CDT on Thursday, October 5, 2006 By CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Three-fourths of Texas voters doubt that property tax cuts are headed their way,...
Last-minute measure alters border fence plan Barrier bill likely to be watered down in November 10:04 PM CDT on Thursday, October 5, 2006 The Washington Post WASHINGTON – No sooner did Congress authorize construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexican border last week than...
Smoking ban battle reignites Judge snuffs out part of ban; if bar owners take necessary steps, the onus is now on smokers By Kate Alexander, Isadora Vail AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, October 05, 2006 A federal judge on Wednesday struck down part of Austin's smoking ban and...
Lawmaker's Intentions Appear Clear In Exchanges By Jonathan Weisman and Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, October 5, 2006; Page A01 The message exchanges included plenty of kid stuff -- talk of killer finals and botched SATs, cramming to learn the lines of...
Most oppose Perry, but he has big lead Exclusive: 2 in 3 want new governor, but no challenger has stepped up 11:21 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 By WAYNE SLATER / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Two-thirds of Texans want someone other than Rick Perry as governor, but...
Interior staff visits sex, gambling sites Report shows 7,700 accessed Web game, auction destinations 10:51 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 Associated Press WASHINGTON – Interior Department employees aren't just using their computers to oversee parks and wildlife, an...
Hastert Fights to Save His Job in Page Scandal By CARL HULSE and JEFF ZELENY Published: October 4, 2006 WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 — Backed by measured words of support from President Bush, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert opened an intense drive on Tuesday to hold on to his post, but behind...
A Growing Threat at Guantanamo? Detainees Fatten Up Due to their high calorie diet detainees held in Guantanamo Bay are significantly gaining weight. Oct. 3, 2006 — SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Fueled by a high-calorie diet, detainees at Guantanamo Bay are becoming fat. Most of...