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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…