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2008-09-25 09:00:20

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Steven Lee Myers With his days in office dwindling, President George W. Bush had scaled back his ambitions even before the Wall Street crisis. Now, economic turmoil has crashed like a wave over his administration, threatening to wash away Bush's plans for the remainder of his term. Barely 10 days ago, White House officials were still talking about the possibility of getting an energy bill through Congress, and just last week the president was host to his...

2006-08-16 18:37:45

By Jeremy Pelofsky LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - President George W. Bush strongly defended his Iraq war policy against Democratic demands to bring U.S. troops home and warned on Wednesday that if America leaves Iraq could become a country controlled by terrorists willing to use oil as a weapon. "Leaving before we complete our mission would create a terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, a country with huge oil reserves that the terrorist network would be willing to...

2006-08-13 08:42:06

By Steve Holland CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush faced major security challenges on three fronts on Sunday as he prepared to return to Washington after a 10-day working vacation at his ranch. The fighting in southern Lebanon, concerns about whether there are still suspects at large in the British terror plot and the ongoing war in Iraq represented formidable issues facing the president. White House officials were under no illusions that a U.N. Security Council...

2006-08-13 08:31:48

By Steve Holland CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush faced major security challenges on three fronts on Sunday as he prepared to return to Washington after a 10-day working vacation at his ranch. The fighting in southern Lebanon, concerns about whether there are still suspects at large in the British terror plot and the ongoing war in Iraq represented formidable issues facing the president. White House officials were under no illusions that a U.N. Security Council...

2006-08-10 16:39:36

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent Democrats said on Thursday a foiled plot in Britain to blow up U.S.-bound planes showed the Bush administration's pursuit of war in Iraq had diverted resources from the bigger threat of terrorism and made the danger worse. With national security likely to play a crucial role in November's elections, some Democrats attacked President George W. Bush's justifications for the Iraq war and said the plot showed...

2006-06-07 17:44:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill on Wednesday that would give another $50 billion next year to President George W. Bush for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House Appropriations defense subcommittee cleared a $427 billion bill to fund the Pentagon next fiscal year starting on October 1, including the additional $50 billion which was primarily for Iraq. The subcommittee passed its bill as House and Senate negotiators put final...

2006-03-09 00:01:27

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A House of Representatives committee on Wednesday rejected the Bush administration's new initiative to promote democracy in Iran as it approved $71 billion in emergency funds mostly to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee granted the administration almost all of the $67 billion it wanted for the wars, and ordered that some $1.3 billion be used to upgrade armor on Army vehicles after the...

2006-02-07 14:59:19

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday resisted bipartisan appeals for changes in a hotly disputed warrantless eavesdropping program, saying he believed "we have all the legal authority we need." Democrats and some Republicans have urged the Bush administration to work with Congress to revise a law already on the books in order to end questions about whether the spy program, initiated after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, was constitutional. In an...

2006-01-31 05:15:28

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will outline an agenda on Tuesday aimed at convincing Americans that Republicans have a strong vision for the country in an election year that Democrats see as an opportunity to grab control of Congress. The president's State of the Union speech, expected to be about 38 minutes long, will be delivered to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, where Democrats have been criticizing Bush on a range of issues that...

2006-01-11 15:45:33

By Patricia Wilson LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday tried to shape election-year debate on the Iraq war by warning critics their rhetoric could embolden the enemy and weaken the morale of U.S. troops. Preparing for a tough campaign against Democrats in the run-up to congressional elections in November when he will try to keep the U.S. Congress in the hands of his Republican Party, Bush acknowledged his decision to invade Iraq almost three years...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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