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2008-08-01 15:00:47

By Steven Harmon SACRAMENTO -- As gas prices remain above $4 a gallon in most of the Bay Area, Californians are more open to the idea of offshore drilling for oil than they have been in the past. A slim majority -- 51 percent to 45 percent -- approve of offshore drilling, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California. It's the first time since the institute began asking the question in 2003 that more residents favor drilling than oppose it. A year ago, 41 percent...

2008-07-31 00:00:39

SACRAMENTO _ As gas prices remain above $4 a gallon, Californians are more open to the idea of off-shore drilling for oil than they have been in the past. A slim majority _ 51 percent to 45 percent _ approve of offshore drilling, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California. It's the first time since PPIC began asking the question in 2003 that more residents favor drilling than oppose. Just a year ago, only 41 percent favored drilling. Still, the issue appears driven...

2008-07-14 09:00:35

By Lee Davidson Deseret News Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, led a GOP attack Thursday against Democratic House leaders, complaining they are refusing to address high oil costs while they piddle instead with minor bills this election year. "We're not dealing with the real issues that affect people," Bishop told the House. "We're dealing with the small stuff, the trivialities. ... This is like junk food. It's like cotton candy. It's there. It's fluffy. It's airy. But it is not filling. It has no...

2008-06-22 03:00:10

By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 22--Sedgwick County Republican Party Chairman Kelly Arnold has ruffled a few GOP feathers with an unsolicited e-mail inviting voters to join his campaign for county clerk. Campaign Notebook has heard from several local GOP'ers wanting to know where Arnold got their addresses. Arnold said he assembled his e-mail list from his own contacts and those of campaign supporters who wanted to help him spread the word. He said he did not tap official...

2006-09-04 12:06:10

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers return to work on Tuesday from a month-long recess with time running out for Republicans to pass legislation and impress unhappy voters as they try to retain control of Congress in November 7 elections. Both parties are expected to jockey for political advantage in the coming weeks, particularly over the increasingly unpopular Iraq war and the battle against terrorism. The majority Republicans and minority Democrats each argue...

2006-07-19 16:46:12

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move intended to preserve a reference to God in an oath recited by millions of Americans each day, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to prevent U.S. courts from hearing challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance. The 260-167 vote, largely along party lines, was one of several hot-button topics brought to the House floor by Republican leaders aiming to highlight differences between the parties before November's congressional...

2006-07-09 09:22:20

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers returning from a weeklong break on Monday will take up a long list of unfinished -- and possibly insurmountable -- tasks that could help decide whether voters will re-elect them in November. Action or inaction on a series of contentious issues including immigration, pensions, energy and federal spending will determine whether this Congress sheds the impression that it has made few legislative achievements. "I'm not sure what this...

2006-06-21 07:21:25

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an election-year battle over immigration, congressional Republicans said on Tuesday they plan to take the issue directly to voters with hearings across the country on whether millions of illegal immigrants should have a path to citizenship. The hearings are being called by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, which passed a tough border control and work place enforcement bill and oppose the citizenship plan in the Senate's...

2006-06-20 17:59:04

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an election-year battle over immigration, congressional Republicans said on Tuesday they plan to take the issue directly to voters with hearings across the country on whether millions of illegal immigrants should have a path to citizenship. The hearings are being called by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, which passed a tough border control and work place enforcement bill and oppose the citizenship plan in the Senate's...

2006-06-19 21:13:28

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a gala dinner on Monday, Republicans raised a whopping $27 million for candidates in the November midterm election in a bid to fend off a strong challenge by Democrats for control of the U.S. Congress. President George W. Bush was the headliner at the 2006 President's Dinner gala, typically one of the biggest fund-raising events of the election cycle. "We're going to keep the House and we're going to keep the Senate thanks to you all,"...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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