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2008-09-11 06:00:21

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - White House officials on Tuesday threatened to have President Bush veto a giant defense bill in part because it could reduce spending for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Grendstad, Gunnar Presidential scholars hypothesize that presidential contestedness increases among recent presidents only because of unfinished research or within historical eras because of growing governing problems.

2008-08-01 09:00:42

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Kevin Costner has turned out three of the best-loved classics of all time ("Field of Dreams,""Bull Durham" and "Dances With Wolves"). He also has turned out three of the most notorious financial flops ("Waterworld,""The Postman,""Wyatt Earp").

2008-07-08 15:00:02

Former U.S. Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and James Baker announced a bipartisan plan Tuesday to revise the War Powers Resolution of 1973. Writing in the New York Times, Christopher and Baker called the 1973 resolution ineffective at best and unconstitutional at worst.

2008-07-06 15:00:22

By Elliott L. Epstein No longer do retiring presidents live on modest means. There is cash to be made in the years beyond the Oval Office.

2006-06-24 11:02:25

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Saturday pressed Congress for expanded veto power to rein in spending, which has exploded during his tenure to $2.7 trillion to the anger of his fiscal conservative supporters.

2006-06-24 09:13:20

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Saturday pressed Congress for expanded veto power to rein in spending, which has exploded during his tenure to $2.7 trillion to the anger of his fiscal conservative supporters.

2006-06-22 17:21:05

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives handed President George W. Bush a victory on Thursday when it approved a bill giving him more power to control federal spending that has risen dramatically since he took office.

2006-06-06 18:07:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto legislation that would reverse the Bush administration's decision to impose contract terms on the nation's 14,500 unionized air traffic controllers.

2006-03-21 12:50:00

A congressional watchdog group filed a suit on Tuesday in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a $39 billion spending-cut law that passed each chamber of Congress in different forms.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.