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2010-09-16 15:56:00

Democrats try to distort the meaning of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge WASHINGTON, Sept.

2008-07-30 09:00:36

By Brian Knowlton Robert Pear and David M. Herszenhorn contributed reporting from Washington.

2006-04-06 22:05:17

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress suffered two major setbacks on Thursday when their fiscal 2007 budget plan collapsed and they failed to put the finishing touches on $70 billion in tax cuts.

2006-01-07 12:56:40

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pressed the U.S. Congress on Saturday to cut nearly $40 billion in spending and extend tax cuts, steps he said will help keep the U.S. economy on track.

2005-11-10 15:25:15

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh on the heels of election setbacks this week, Republican efforts to trim federal spending and advance President George W. Bush's tax cutting agenda ran into trouble on Thursday in the U.S. Congress.

2005-10-26 12:48:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he was open to across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget to help pay for hurricane assistance.

2005-09-16 16:12:00

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, facing alarm from conservatives over the soaring cost of post-Katrina rebuilding, said on Friday the U.S. budget could handle the expense and he would not raise taxes to pay for it.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.