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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 10:29 AM
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4. new AP headline: Bush pushes budget fight with Democrats


Bush pushes budget fight with Democrats

By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
12 minutes ago



NEW ALBANY, Ind. - President Bush, escalating his budget battle with Congress, on Tuesday vetoed a spending measure for health and education programs prized by congressional Democrats.




He also signed a big increase in the Pentagon's non-war budget although the White House complained it contained "some unnecessary spending."

The president's action was announced on Air Force One as Bush flew to New Albany, Ind., on the Ohio River across from Louisville, Ky., for a speech criticizing the Democratic-led Congress on its budget priorities.

In excerpts of his remarks released in advance by the White House, Bush hammered Democrats for what he called a tax-and-spend philosophy:

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