Sunday, March 19, 2006

National Notes

National and world issues that impact Montanans

News:
dateline-Mar.23.06
Peace Activist Hostages Freed in Iraq
"Coalition troops freed three Western aid workers early Thursday in a military raid carried out two weeks after kidnappers tortured and killed the American in the group and dumped his body on a Baghdad street."

Statement By Christian Peacemaker Teams
Ingratitude and arrogance are the hallmarks of 'activists'.

Democrats Say Bush Violated Constitution
Senate errs, therefore it's President Bush's fault.

dateline-Mar.17.06
Dole weighs in on Morrision
Senator Elizabeth Dole’s Statement On John Morrison’s Campaign Kick-Off.

dateline-Mar.16.06
Long awaited Operation Iraqi Freedom documents now online
Translations of documents seized after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Kindergarten: Crayons, snacks ... & HIV
“Along with the ABC's, kindergartners will now learn about HIV."

'Operation Swarmer' Air Assault Launched in Iraq
“According to the Coalition Press Information Center, initial reports indicate that a number of enemy weapons caches have been captured, containing artillery shells, explosives, IED-making materials, and military uniforms. Troops also captured several people, according to CPIC."


dateline - Mar.15.06
Researcher Will Face Charges in Steele Case
'dumpster diving?'
“Federal prosecutors have decided to bring charges against a Democratic researcher accused of fraudulently obtaining a credit report on Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, now a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate."

Bush: Iraqi Unity Defies Insurgents
“Immediately after the attack, I said that Iraq faced a moment of choosing. And in the days that followed, the Iraqi people made their choice. They looked into the abyss and did not like what they saw."


dateline - Mar.13.06
Tax Revolters Demand End to Spending Madness
“We are in a major revolt right now," said Mary Adams, head of the petition drive to get a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) on the November ballot in Maine."



book review:
National Review Online review of
Whatever It Takes
by J.D. Hayworth
After 9/11, do we really want to take the chance that no terrorists will try to take advantage of our porous borders? Congressman J.D. Hayworth says no. In Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security and the War on Terror, he explains just how serious the problem has become, what the stakes are, and what we must do now to protect our republic from what is nothing less than an invasion.

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