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‘Energy has enormous implications for our economy, our environment and our national security,” President Bush said in proposing the plan. “We cannot let another year go by without addressing these issues together in a comprehensive and balanced package.”

That was in June 2001 — more than seven years ago.

New drilling for more oil and gas and new refineries.

• Building of nuclear power plants.

• Revamping the U.S. electricity grid.

• $10 billion in tax breaks to help push energy efficiency and alternative energy.

Yet, those proposals went nowhere — not approved in 2001, not in 2002, not in 2003, not ever. Bush tried repeatedly to get something through Congress. He pleaded. He tried to cut deals with Democrats. It didn’t work.
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Who is really to blame for the sluggish economy? Energy prices have been hurting people, yet Democrats have been opposed to any kind of solution. Shame on them.
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While John McCain has proposed 45 new nuclear power plants and more domestic oil drilling, the Democrats in Congress have nothing to offer other than more nonsense. No wonder the Congress’ approval rating is in the single digits. Are they even paying attention?
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With oil hitting $147, Nancy Pelosi finally admits energy is a problem. But instead of drilling for it, she’s cooked up a new drain-the-reserves scheme. It’s pure politics at a time of crisis. She ought to resign.
Any leader with an energy record as derelict as Speaker Pelosi’s ought to step down. Where she once was just incompetent and irresponsible, she has now — with her latest scheme to fix oil prices — become dangerous.
Despite polls showing Americans in favor of drilling more oil from America’s huge untapped supplies, Pelosi won’t allow it. She just wants to empty our Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a short-term fix to get through Election Day.
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Steve
Forbes
, a former Republican
presidential candidate
, criticized Obama for voting for a Senate budget
plan that would roll back the Bush tax cuts for those who make as little as
$32,000 per year.
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Any Obama supporters reading the fine print?

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Flip-flop from one of the initial critics of the troop surge in Iraq.
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One of Congress’s most outspoken critics of the war as well as last year’s surge in troops, Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Penn.), told a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, news station on Thursday that he believes things have gotten better in Iraq.
REP. JOHN MURTHA, (D) PENNSYLVANIA: I think the short term it certainly reduced incidents. I’m not sure whether it’s because of the Iraqis are just worn out, but certainly the way they’re doing it today makes a big difference.
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Those who voted for Obama over Hillary Clinton may be wishing they could have a do-over. Oopsie.
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Senator Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot sustain a long-term
military presence in Iraq, but added that he would be open to “refine my
policies” about a timeline for withdrawing troops after meeting with American
military commanders during a trip to Iraq later this month.
“My 16-month timeline, if you examine everything that I’ve said, was always premised on making sure that our troops were safe,” he said. “I said that based on the information that we had received from our commanders that one to two brigades a month could be pulled out safely, from a logistical perspective. My guiding approach continues to be that we’ve got to make sure that our troops are safe and that Iraq is stable.”
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While chastising oil companies publicly, what are Democrats doing with their investments?
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At least 14 Democratic members of the House and one senator have holdings ranging from several thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars in companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. or partnerships such as Schlumberger and Hornbeck Offshore Services.
These lawmakers have accused oil companies for making record profits, manipulating prices, benefiting from unnecessary tax breaks and trying to gobble up federal lands.
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Hillary lied over and over again.

I was disappointed to see The New York Times, among other media outlets, accept the idea that Hillary Clinton “misspoke” and/or made a “misstatement” when she grossly exaggerated — essentially, invented — the story about her perilous trip to Bosnia. The Times even likened it to John McCain’s recent Sunni/Shia mix-up. A “misstatement” implies an accidental error, and Hillary herself has even blamed her error on sleep deprivation.

But is it a misstatement when you repeat it over and over and over again over a period of months? And as the Washington Post pointed out, when the comedian Sinbad — who accompanied her on the 1996 trip — challenged Hillary’s account …

… she upped the ante and injected even more drama into the story. In a speech earlier this week, she talked about “landing under sniper fire” and running for safety with “our heads down.”

This isn’t a misstatement. This is a lie.

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