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Feb 27,2007
WASHINGTON - A new ABC News/Washington Post poll indicates that a record number of Americans now disapprove of the war in Iraq. Sixty four percent of respondents say the war in Iraq "was not worth fighting," and 56 percent say U.S. forces should be withdrawn at some point even if civil order has not been restored in Iraq. Fifty three percent favor setting a timeline for withdrawal, with 85 percent of those advocating a withdrawal ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
LAS VEGAS - FedEx Ground/Home Delivery drivers in Nevada are becoming part of the nationwide, class-action lawsuit against the company alleging that for years it has intentionally misclassified its employees as independent contractors in a scheme allowing it to substantially reduce operating costs while boosting corporate profits at the expense of its drivers and the taxpaying public. The suit, which includes a count alleging violations of Nevada's False Claims Act provisions requiring accurate tax returns, ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
WASHINGTON - With National Guard units across America stretched to the breaking, Democratic Senators Mark Pryor and Sherrod Brown today joined Democratic Governors Association Chair Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to bring attention to concern for America's national and homeland security. President Bush's plan to escalate the war in Iraq is placing an especially heavy burden on states. Sending the National Guard on repeated tours through Iraq compromises states' capabilities to respond to natural disasters, terrorist ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
It Is 'Political Malpractice' If Congress, State Fail to Act, Say Consumer Advocates SANTA MONICA, CA - The daily AAA fuel gauge report shows that California's average pump price for regular has spiked to nearly $2.81 per gallon, almost 46 cents above the national average of $2.34. Utah and Wyoming, averaging under $2.19 per gallon, are 62 cents a gallon cheaper than California. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, saying there is no credible reason ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
WASHINGTON - Gov. Ted Strickland believes President Bush's surge of troops into Iraq will require sending the Ohio National Guard to the war zone early next year. "It is likely, I believe, under the surge proposals that additional Ohioans will- be called into action perhaps as early as - the early part of next year," he said Monday. Strickland was responding to reports that 2,000 or more Ohio guard troops could be sent to Iraq ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
WASHINGTON -  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement calling on President Bush to support the efforts by Democrats to provide the states with the needed funds to cover the shortfalls for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): "President Bush heard again this weekend from Democratic and Republican governors that unless Washington moves quickly to help states cover the $745 million shortfall in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) soon, the ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
William J. Heaton, 28, former chief of staff for Congressman Robert W. Ney, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle for the District of Columbia to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher for the Criminal Division announced today. Neil Volz, left, poses with Ralph Reed, Paul Vinovich, Robert Ney, William Heaton, David Safavian, Michael Williams, Alex Abramoff ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
 New scientific evidence, including DNA analysis conducted at one of the world's foremost molecular genetics laboratories, as well as studies by leading scholars, suggests a 2,000-year-old Jerusalem tomb could have once held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth and his family. The findings also suggest that Jesus and Mary Magdalene might have produced a son named Judah. The DNA findings, alongside statistical conclusions made about the artifacts -- originally excavated in 1980 -- open a potentially ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
On March 9, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will present its highest honor, the Frederick D. Patterson Award, to former Presidents George H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton for their philanthropic efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. President Clinton will be in attendance at the dinner to accept the award for both presidents. Through the UNCF's Wave of Hope (WOH) campaign, Presidents Bush and Clinton were instrumental in raising $3.4 million dollars ... [full story]
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Feb 24,2007
The Army is moving quickly to address issues recently covered in the press with regard to outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey directed Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody to develop and implement the action plan to address shortcomings at Walter Reed as well as Army-wide. The four focus areas of the action plan are: 1) Soldier accountability, health and welfare; ... [full story]
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Feb 24,2007
The United Church of Christ is celebrating a landmark decision by the Federal Communications Commission, which has ruled in favor of the church's filed complaint that Univision, the nation's largest Hispanic television network, is not serving the educational programming needs of children. According to a front page story in The New York Times (Feb. 24), the FCC ruling is expected to cost Univision about $24 million and will be the largest fine ever imposed by ... [full story]
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Feb 24,2007
They urge Bush to follow their example Democratic governors today issued an urgent call to President Bush to work with them to make energy independence a reality. Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Chair Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to the President urging him build on Democratic governors' work to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The letter illustrates the record of success shared today at the Democratic governors' roundtable discussion chaired by Gov. Sebelius. ... [full story]
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Feb 24,2007
The Mega Millions game is the talk of the town this weekend. Friday's drawing proved it because a total of 1,296,058 Mega Millions tickets in 12 states won prizes, including 17 tickets that came within one number of winning it all. No ticket matched all six numbers to win the $177 million jackpot, so the jackpot for the Tuesday, February 27 Mega Millions drawing grows to an estimated $216 million. The winning numbers in Friday's ... [full story]
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