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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 03:51 PM
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White House says no veto of defense bill
Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House says senior officials will not recommend that President Barack Obama veto the defense bill awaiting passage in Congress.

A White House statement says changes by congressional negotiators would not challenge or restrict the president's ability to collect intelligence or incapacitate terrorists.

The White House had threatened a veto over provisions requiring military custody of suspected terrorists linked to al-Qaida.

The $662 billion defense bill would authorize money for military personnel, weapons systems, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and national security programs in the Energy Department.

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Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iFsya...



See ya in Gitmo.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 03:53 PM
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1. Will all of us on DU2 be there?
I guess DU3 people will still be tried in civilian courts. ;-)
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 04:54 PM
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2. This is what "The Founders" were trying to prevent.
:banghead:
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bengalherder Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 05:44 PM
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3. I have but one rec to give.
Not many pithy observations because this shit pisses me off no end and I tend to react.
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BrendaBrick Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 06:26 PM
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4. Man oh man.......n/t
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 08:15 PM
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5. So this is the Change we were promised?
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 03:35 AM
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6. Scary, isn't it? - n/t
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 11:38 AM
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7. I "hope" not...
...because "more of the same" doesn't equal "change" in my book...
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 12:03 PM
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8. No change.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 02:29 PM
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9. Of course. nt
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 03:08 PM
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10. But, we already knew this, didn't we?
He hit the ground running, coming into his presidency. Rahm Emmanuel. Game over.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 02:29 AM
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11. Shame shame shame.
Some change....not the good kind.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 03:40 PM
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12. the march to fascism continues...
onward!
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 09:05 PM
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13.  As long as " We the people " accept bad government.
We will continue to get bad government.Bribes and other corrupt actions are routine but we keep sending the same lying clowns back to Washington.Until money is removed from politics immoral men and women will continue business as usual and we the citizens will be poorer for their actions.
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