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Day September 10, 2007

Bush Administration Moving the Goal Posts

Bush Administration has moved the goal posts on the length of the escalation. From General David Petraeus today: The result has been progress in the security area, although it has, as you know, been uneven. …We are, in short, a long way from the goal line, but we do have the ball and we are…

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S. 1789, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2008

Summary and Background On July 16, 2007, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported S.1789, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2008, and the bill was placed on the Senate calendar.  The bill would provide $104.6 billion for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development,…

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Fact Check: Today’s Testimony Offers Few Answers

Today in his prepared remarks, General Petraeus made the following statements regarding sectarian violence in Iraq. Unfortunately, his remarks raise as many questions as answers. General Petraeus Claimed the Pentagon’s Methodology for Tracking Sectarian Killings Was Reviewed By Two US Intelligence Agencies, But Did Not Name Them. In his prepared remarks, General Petraeus argued, “We…

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Reid: Continuar el aumento de tropas del Presidente Bush mientras entramos al año próximo no está en nuestro interés nacional

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy en respuesta al testimonio del General Petraeus y del Embajador Crocker ante la Cámara de Representantes:   “Hoy, escuchamos que la Administración de Bush probablemente tenga la intención de mantener al menos 130,000 tropas en Irak hasta el fin del…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, September 10, 2007

H.R.3074, the Transportation, HUD Appropriations bill

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