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2008-07-16 15:00:07

The White House has cited executive privilege in refusing to turn over FBI interviews with Vice President Dick Cheney on the leaked name of a CIA operative. The position came in response to a July 16 deadline from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which included Cheney in its investigation of who leaked former CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to the media, The Hill, a Washington political newspaper, reported Wednesday. Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., held off a vote to...

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2008-06-21 12:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Escalating a fight with Democrats on Capitol Hill, the White House on Friday invoked executive privilege in refusing to turn over documents to a congressional committee investigating the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny California permission to implement its own vehicle emission standards. The Bush administration asserted executive privilege hours before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was to vote whether to bring contempt of Congress...

2006-07-18 02:05:00

WASHINGTON -- Advisers working at some federally funded pregnancy resource centers mislead pregnant teens about the risks of abortion, falsely telling callers it raises the risk of breast cancer, infertility and mental illness, a U.S. congressman said on Monday. Democratic staff on the House of Representatives Government Reform Committee who called up some faith-based pregnancy resource centers said they received incorrect advice aimed at discouraging abortion. "Twenty of the 23 centers...

2006-07-17 14:46:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advisers working at some federally funded pregnancy resource centers mislead pregnant teens about the risks of abortion, falsely telling callers it raises the risk of breast cancer, infertility and mental illness, a U.S. congressman said on Monday. Democratic staff on the House of Representatives Government Reform Committee who called up some faith-based pregnancy resource centers said they received incorrect advice aimed at discouraging abortion. "Twenty of...

2006-03-28 17:17:28

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil services company Halliburton Co. repeatedly overcharged taxpayers and provided substandard cost reports under a $1.2 billion contract to restore Iraq's southern oil fields, according to a new report by U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman. Waxman, a California Democrat, said Democratic staff members of the House Committee on Government Reform examined a series of government audits and correspondence that criticized Halliburton's performance under...

2006-03-23 18:35:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 2 million more people have signed up for Medicare prescription drug benefits, U.S. officials said on Thursday as they worked to enroll more elderly and disabled Americans before an upcoming deadline. About 7.2 million people have now joined the controversial plan voluntarily, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said. About 20 million were automatically transferred from other programs or receive benefits through an employer that gets Medicare...

2006-02-27 18:30:21

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Monday it has reimbursed a subsidiary of Halliburton Co., the oil services giant formerly run by Vice President Dick Cheney, the vast majority of costs disputed by government auditors on a on a no-bid contract in Iraq. The Army Corps of Engineers said the Army decided to reimburse Halliburton engineering and construction unit Kellogg Brown & Root all but about $9 million of $221.9 million in costs that Pentagon auditors...

2006-01-27 19:37:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veteran Democratic lawmaker on Friday requested an investigation into how much profit drug companies are set to make from poorer patients now covered under the new Medicare drug benefit. Rep. Henry Waxman of California asked the investigative arm of Congress to look into whether the transfer of low-income patients to the new program "will likely result in a multibillion dollar windfall for drug manufacturers." Under the program, drug coverage for about 6...

2006-01-23 15:45:00

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients, pharmacists, physicians and state officials expressed extreme frustration over foul-ups with the new Medicare drug benefit on Friday, urging lawmakers to simplify a plan they called confusing and fraught with potentially life-threatening problems. Hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled Americans have encountered difficulties obtaining prescription drugs since the new Medicare Part D program went into effect January 1, and many were being...

2006-01-20 18:23:21

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients, pharmacists, physicians and state officials expressed extreme frustration over foul-ups with the new Medicare drug benefit on Friday, urging lawmakers to simplify a plan they called confusing and fraught with potentially life-threatening problems. Hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled Americans have encountered difficulties obtaining prescription drugs since the new Medicare Part D program went into effect January 1, and many...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.