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Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries By LAURIE GOODSTEIN Published: September 10, 2007 Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in...
Why We Must Leave Iraq As Congress gathers to hear the reports of Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, no amount of Administration spin can hide the ugly reality in Iraq. A surge that should never have been tried and that could never have succeeded has predictably...
Anti-war leaders stymied, frustrated By: Mike Allen Sep 9, 2007 07:12 PM EST A well-known anti-war leader has gone public with the transcript of a private conference call that shows peace activists are exasperated with the Democratic congressional leadership and at a loss for a...
Texas lawmakers try to remove roadblocks to highway funds By KATHRINE SCHMIDT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After months of political sniping, Texas lawmakers and the state's top transportation official talked Thursday about working together to...
Before going on air, TxDOT hears static Officials getting coached by pros on how to promote controversial plans By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Top state transportation officials and Gov. Rick Perry's deputy chief of staff are being trained...
Fugitive fundraiser Hsu captured in Colorado Jaxon Van Derbeken,John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writers Friday, September 7, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO -- Fugitive political fundraiser Norman Hsu, who skipped out on San Mateo County authorities this week rather than face sentencing for a...
Kathleen Willey: Clintons stole my manuscript House burglary over weekend targeted copy of book days after details leaked to press By Art Moore © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Kathleen Willey, the woman who says Bill Clinton groped her in the Oval Office, claims she was the target of...
Seeing Iraq Gains as Fragile, Petraeus Is Wary of Cuts By DAVID E. SANGER and DAVID S. CLOUD Published: September 7, 2007 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 — Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, has told President Bush that he wants to maintain heightened troop levels...
NOAA Scientists Say Arctic Ice Is Melting Faster Than Expected By Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 7, 2007; Page A06 The Arctic ice cap is melting faster than scientists had expected and will shrink 40 percent by 2050 in most regions, with grim...