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Highlights of Pelosi’s Bipartisan bill on Military Readiness

The bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations bill strengthens America’s military by: Investing in equipment, training and cutting-edge weaponry, including body armor and vehicles proven to save lives in Iraq; Restoring depleted equipment for the National Guard and Reserves; Funding a larger pay raise (3.5 percent) for our troops than the President requested; and Strengthening health…

A New Low

From USA Today — In the USAToday/Gallup telephone survey of 1,024 adults Friday through Sunday:  President Bush reached an unwelcome record. By 64%-31%, Americans disapprove of the job he is doing. For the first time in the history of the Gallup Poll, 50% say they “strongly disapprove” of the president. Richard Nixon had reached the…

Islamofacism: a Real Threat or Not?

Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s real time, suggested in his New Rules commentary Friday night that environmental threats pose a greater danger to us and our way of life than Islamofacism.  He talked about Al Qaeda’s crude and old weapons “arsenal” and the fact that they still issue videotaped threats on VHS. Maher disputes…