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Second, corporate America and wealthy individuals contribute a lot of money to political campaigns through various channels. Politicians understand this, and few are apt to "bite the hand that feeds them." As such, neither political party wants to do anything that would cut off funding, particularly with a presidential election in just two short years.John Norris, in today's Montgomery Advertiser, explaining why people are unlikely to see any drastic differences in the economic realm as a result of the Democratic victory in the congressional elections.
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Pundits and others are scratching their heads: How did Rove's predictions for a GOP hold on Congress fall so far off target?....
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Future Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says scrutinizing the executive branch will be a top priority come January....
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There was clearly a message from the voters that said, "If you're in political office, it ought to be about public service.''Ken Mehlman, RNC Chair.
[Ken was silent on why a national political party, one which calls itself the party of values, would need such a message from voters in order to understand the point]
Defense officials, on top of them Rumsfeld, failed and so did the American ambassador. Changing Rumsfeld should have happened a year ago because their work in Iraq did not achieve any results.Hassan al-Sunnaid, a member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi parliament and a member of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa party.
Joseph Stiglitz does not toe the party line on the doings of the IMF, despite serving as chief economist and vice president of the World Bank from 1997 to 2000 (when, according to some pretty good evidence, he was dismissed under pressure from the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, for failure to follow the program).
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Unproven as yet, but far from incredible, the Denver Post is reporting that a male prostitute has told a local television station that "he has had a three-year sexual business relationship with" Ted Haggard, "founder and senior leader of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs and president of the multimillion- member National Association of Evangelicals."
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But almost every university has policies prohibiting such harassment [of students who say unpopular things] along with independent appeals procedures to protect students and the integrity of the academic environment. [David] Horowitz's restrictions [in his proposed Academic Bill of Rights ], in contrast, would invite outside monitoring of the classroom, creating hostility between students and professors, and politicizing the environment.The students who agree with me want our elected leaders to focus on addressing our real concerns: student loans, skyrocketing tuition and the post-graduation job market.Asheesh Kapur Siddique, a senior at Princeton University, in an editorial decrying national efforts by both universities and state legislatures to adopt some version of the Horowitz commandments.
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