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October 1, 2006
"The habeas corpus language in this bill is as legally abusive of rights guaranteed in the Constitution as the actions at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and secret prisons that were physically abusive of detainees." Sen. Carl Levin
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By Tina Susman and James Gerstenzang and Tina Susman and James Gerstenzang,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 22, 2007
BAGHDAD -- President Bush and his top envoy in Baghdad offered tepid endorsements of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki yesterday in comments suggesting a new distancing from the beleaguered Shiite political leader. Bush, speaking in Montebello, Quebec, said al-Maliki's future was in the hands of the Iraqi people. "Clearly, the Iraqi government has got to do more through its parliament to help heal the wounds of years of having - having lived years under a tyrant," said Bush, at a news conference concluding two days of meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
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By Robin Fields and Robin Fields,Los Angeles Times | May 28, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A conservative Republican senator who has ranked among President Bush's staunchest supporters said yesterday that he and most other lawmakers expect a reduction in the number of troops in Iraq come September, once the top U.S. commander in the region delivers his report on the war. Senate Armed Services Committee member Jeff Sessions of Alabama said Congress would wait for Gen. David Petraeus' report evaluating what progress has been made...
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By Robin Fields and Robin Fields,Los Angeles Times | May 28, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A conservative Republican senator who has ranked among President Bush's staunchest supporters said yesterday that he and most other lawmakers expect a reduction in the number of troops in Iraq come September, once the top U.S. commander in the region delivers his report on the war. Senate Armed Services Committee member Jeff Sessions of Alabama said Congress would wait for Gen. David Petraeus' report evaluating what progress has been made...
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By Noam N. Levey and Noam N. Levey,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 23, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Three Senate Republicans, including one of the White House's most powerful supporters of the Iraq war, introduced a resolution yesterday to oppose any troop buildup - a serious setback for President Bush. The latest challenge is led by Sen. John W. Warner, a one-time Navy secretary and former Armed Services Committee chairman, who had been largely restrained in his criticism of the president's plan until yesterday. "I feel ever so strongly that the American G.I. was not trained ... to be placed in the middle of a fight between the Sunni and the Shia and the wanton, incomprehensible killing that's going on at this time," the Virginia Republican said at a news conference.
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By Tina Susman and James Gerstenzang and Tina Susman and James Gerstenzang,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 22, 2007
BAGHDAD -- President Bush and his top envoy in Baghdad offered tepid endorsements of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki yesterday in comments suggesting a new distancing from the beleaguered Shiite political leader. Bush, speaking in Montebello, Quebec, said al-Maliki's future was in the hands of the Iraqi people. "Clearly, the Iraqi government has got to do more through its parliament to help heal the wounds of years of having - having lived years under a tyrant," said Bush, at a news conference concluding two days of meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
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May 25, 2001
Imagine a boat crowded with 100 well-dressed men and women as the crew. Imagine them sitting 50 to a side, their captain standing to starboard - the right. The boat lists slightly to the right. A member of the crew - a 67-year old Vermonter, as it happens - crossed the deck yesterday. He will thereby alter the ship's course. Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont's three-term senator, announced he was leaving the Republican Party and becoming an independent who will support the Democrats on organizational matters.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 22, 2001
WASHINGTON - With many Americans on edge over the nation's security, President Bush allocated $5 billion yesterday to boost defense spending, put air marshals on more commercial flights and reward those who supply information about terrorists. The money comes from a $40 billion emergency package Congress approved last week to combat terrorism and to help pay for the recovery from last week's attacks. Half the money Bush released yesterday would go to the Defense Department to improve intelligence and repair the damaged Pentagon.
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By SIOBHAN GORMAN and SIOBHAN GORMAN,SUN REPORTER | December 20, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The former director of the National Security Agency said yesterday that the government's system for approving eavesdropping on U.S. citizens was too slow and unwieldy, and that paperwork requirements stood in the way of more efficient intelligence gathering. Those were among the reasons, he said, that the Bush administration set up an alternative program after the Sept. 11 attacks that allowed the NSA to bypass judicial checks on domestic espionage. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, who headed the NSA until he was promoted this year to the No. 2 job in the nation's top spy office, said that under the NSA program, shift supervisors at the agency are responsible for approving requests from employees to eavesdrop domestically.
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By JAY HANCOCK and JAY HANCOCK,jay.hancock@baltsun.com | February 1, 2009
Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, took a step toward future financial sanity by introducing a bill that would increase regulation of hedge funds, which are essentially mutual funds for wealthy people. Despite holding hundreds of billions in investments, often turbocharged with borrowed money, hedge funds typically have not had to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The proposed Hedge Fund Transparency Act of 2009 would change that, although it would still allow hedgies to avoid the full legal requirements covering mutual funds.
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By Noam N. Levey and Noam N. Levey,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 23, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Three Senate Republicans, including one of the White House's most powerful supporters of the Iraq war, introduced a resolution yesterday to oppose any troop buildup - a serious setback for President Bush. The latest challenge is led by Sen. John W. Warner, a one-time Navy secretary and former Armed Services Committee chairman, who had been largely restrained in his criticism of the president's plan until yesterday. "I feel ever so strongly that the American G.I. was not trained ... to be placed in the middle of a fight between the Sunni and the Shia and the wanton, incomprehensible killing that's going on at this time," the Virginia Republican said at a news conference.
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December 31, 2006
The senator, a Democrat, was speaking after the death of the former president. Levin called his fellow Michigander "a healer" who unified the nation after the ordeal of Watergate. ?We will honor his memory in many ways, but one immediate way is to return the Gerald Ford quality of civility to the nation?s capital.? Sen. Carl Levin
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By SIOBHAN GORMAN and SIOBHAN GORMAN,SUN REPORTER | December 20, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The former director of the National Security Agency said yesterday that the government's system for approving eavesdropping on U.S. citizens was too slow and unwieldy, and that paperwork requirements stood in the way of more efficient intelligence gathering. Those were among the reasons, he said, that the Bush administration set up an alternative program after the Sept. 11 attacks that allowed the NSA to bypass judicial checks on domestic espionage. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, who headed the NSA until he was promoted this year to the No. 2 job in the nation's top spy office, said that under the NSA program, shift supervisors at the agency are responsible for approving requests from employees to eavesdrop domestically.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 22, 2001
WASHINGTON - With many Americans on edge over the nation's security, President Bush allocated $5 billion yesterday to boost defense spending, put air marshals on more commercial flights and reward those who supply information about terrorists. The money comes from a $40 billion emergency package Congress approved last week to combat terrorism and to help pay for the recovery from last week's attacks. Half the money Bush released yesterday would go to the Defense Department to improve intelligence and repair the damaged Pentagon.
NEWS
May 25, 2001
Imagine a boat crowded with 100 well-dressed men and women as the crew. Imagine them sitting 50 to a side, their captain standing to starboard - the right. The boat lists slightly to the right. A member of the crew - a 67-year old Vermonter, as it happens - crossed the deck yesterday. He will thereby alter the ship's course. Sen. James M. Jeffords, Vermont's three-term senator, announced he was leaving the Republican Party and becoming an independent who will support the Democrats on organizational matters.
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November 29, 2009
ABC's 'This Week' Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, independent from Vermont. 9 a.m.:WMDT (Channel 47), 10 a.m.: WJLA (Channel 7), 10:30 a.m.: WMAR (Channel 2) CBS' 'Face the Nation' Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas; Dede Scozzafava, former Republican candidate for New York's 23rd Congressional district; Ed Gillespie, former Bush White House counselor. 10:30 a.m.:WUSA (Channel 9) and WJZ (Channel 13)
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