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2006-03-08 17:57:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional leaders on Wednesday finalized a panel of negotiators to try and hammer out a compromise bill on corporate pension reform. The House of Representatives named its members to the conference committee that already included a team of Senate lawmakers. The panel will meet for the first time Wednesday night, the group's likely chairman, Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, said in a statement. "First, it is our goal to get more money into these...

2006-03-06 10:27:44

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seeking to rein in spending, President George W. Bush will announce legislation on Monday requesting a line-item veto, the power to cancel specific items within spending bills, the White House said. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the proposal to Congress was "designed to rein in wasteful spending, reduce the budget deficit and improve accountability within Congress." He said the proposal was written in a way to head off problems...

2006-03-06 12:33:26

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seeking to show he is serious about curbing spending, President George W. Bush asked Congress on Monday to yield some of its power of the purse by allowing him to propose canceling specific budget items. The line-item veto Bush hopes for faces hurdles because an earlier version of it which Congress passed under former President Bill Clinton was rejected by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. But Bush said the 1998 court decision "should not...

2006-03-06 10:54:47

Please read in second paragraph .... special interest spending ... instead of ... special spending ... A corrected version follows. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush announced on Monday he would propose legislation to Congress to give him a line-item veto, or the power to cancel specific items in federal spending bills. Bush said the proposal would be designed "to meet Supreme Court standards" and would "give me the authority to strip special interest spending and...

2006-03-06 10:55:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush announced on Monday he would propose legislation to Congress to give him a line-item veto, or the power to cancel specific items in federal spending bills. Bush said the proposal would be designed "to meet Supreme Court standards" and would "give me the authority to strip special interest spending and earmarks out of a bill and then send them back to Congress for an up or down vote." The Supreme Court rejected as unconstitutional a...

2006-03-06 09:45:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will announce legislation on Monday requesting a line-item veto -- the power to cancel specific items within spending bills, the White House said. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the proposal was written in a way to head off problems raised by the U.S. Supreme Court when it rejected as unconstitutional a previous version of the line-item veto in 1998.

2006-03-05 22:02:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will soon make a formal request to Congress for a line-item veto -- authority that would give him power to cancel specific spending items in budget bills, an administration official said on Sunday. Many presidents have sought such authority on the argument it would help cut down on wasteful spending in the budget. In a rare yielding of some of its powers of the purse strings, Congress passed legislation granting a line-item veto to...

2006-01-09 06:39:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was taken to a Washington hospital early on Monday, suffering from shortness of breath, according to a statement from the vice president's office. The vice president was taken to George Washington University Hospital around 3 a.m. (0800 GMT) and was expected to return home later today, the statement said.

2005-12-16 14:40:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush ranks as the least popular and most bellicose of the last ten U.S. presidents, according to a new survey. Only nine percent of the 662 people polled picked Bush as their favorite among the last 10 presidents. John F. Kennedy topped that part of the survey, with 26 percent, closely followed by Bill Clinton (25 percent) and Ronald Reagan (23 percent). Bush was also viewed as the most warlike president (43 percent), the worst for the...

2005-12-15 15:47:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration warned on Thursday that Congress must strengthen legislation aimed at overhauling traditional pension funding rules if it wants to avoid a presidential veto. Shortly before the U.S. House of Representatives voted on its version of the pension bill, the White House issued a statement saying it supported passage. But it said that tougher pension funding requirements must be added during negotiations with the Senate on a final version. "If...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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