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2008-07-30 03:00:28

The San Bernardino area contains one abundant natural resource: water. Apparently, some water tables are so high that it is believed that an abundance of water lies only a few feet below ground level in several areas throughout the city. In fact, the well-known and highly publicized "Lakes and Streams" project during Mayor Valles' administration relied heavily upon this abundance of underground water. A portion of this water is constantly draining from Inland Center mall property...

2008-07-27 15:00:21

By The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 27--The staff of Republican presidential contender John McCain has begun stalking Barack Obama's Web site, identifying changes the Democrat has made and suggesting some of the changes are signs of the senator's shifting political positions. While McCain has admitted in interviews he barely knows how to use the Internet, his team knows a few tricks. One tool the McCain team is using is a service called Versionista, developed by Peter Bray, a...

2008-07-24 09:00:00

By TOM RAUM By Tom Raum The Associated Press BETHLEHEM, Pa. Republican John McCain pushed back on Tuesday against Democratic criticism that he misstated when the troop buildup ordered by President Bush began, saying elements were put in place before Bush announced the strategy in early 2007. He told reporters during an unscheduled stop in a supermarket that what the Bush administration calls "the surge" was actually "made up of a number of components," some of which began before the...

2008-07-22 12:00:13

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 22--WASHINGTON --The United States can build a "new kind of partnership with Iraq" and refocus its foreign policy on fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a joint statement issued Monday from Iraq by Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. Obama, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, and the two other senators traveled to Iraq after visiting Afghanistan and other parts of...

2008-07-22 09:00:30

Is Barack Obama returning from his visits to Afghanistan and Iraq with perhaps an altered view on Iraq? It's hard to say, but his view of Afghanistan remains unequivocal: It is the central front in the war on terrorism; he would deploy at least 10,000 more U.S. combat troops there; and he fears that a long-term military presence in Iraq will detract from that fight. The Democrats took control of Congress with the commitment to implement a specific timetable for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. In...

2008-07-21 18:00:03

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Nadeam Elshami, both of the Office of the Speaker of the House, +1-202-226-7616 WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today reacting to comments by a spokesman for the Iraqi government, following a meeting between Senator Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in which the spokesman said Iraqis would like to see the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by 2010....

2008-07-21 12:00:54

[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at a ceremony on the inauguration of the Al-Najaf International Airport - Live] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 0658 gmt on 20 July carries live a report on the "proceedings of the official ceremony on the inauguration of the Al-Najaf International Airport." At the outset of the report, an Iraqi Airlines plane is seen taxiing on the runway of the Al-Najaf International Airport. The anchorman in the studio says that "popular and...

2008-07-19 12:00:23

By Terence Hunt Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Iraq's prime minister have agreed to set a "general time horizon" for bringing more U.S. troops home from the war, a dramatic shift from the administration's once- ironclad unwillingness to talk about any kind of deadline or timetable. The announcement Friday put Bush in the position of offering to talk with Iraqi leaders about a politically charged issue that he adamantly has refused to discuss with the Democratic-led...

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2008-07-19 09:00:00

President Bush agreed to "a general time horizon" for withdrawing American troops in Iraq, the White House announced Friday, in a concession that reflected both progress in stabilizing Iraq and the depth of political opposition to an open-ended military presence in Iraq and at home. Bush, who has long derided timetables for troop withdrawals as dangerous, agreed to at least a notional one as part of the administration's efforts to negotiate the terms for an American military presence in Iraq...

2008-07-18 18:00:11

WASHINGTON _ The United States and Iraq have agreed to a "general time horizon" for further reductions of U.S. combat troops in Iraq, the White House said Friday, the first time the Bush administration has agreed to set any kind of timeline for U.S. troop withdrawals. President Bush has bitterly opposed any timetable for troop withdrawals from Iraq in the past, vetoing bills favored by Democrats in Congress that included such measures. The new agreement was announced after talks this week...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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