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America Bids Goodbye to President George H.W. Bush

Eulogies hailed former President George Herbert Walker Bush as both a great and a good man at a state funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral here today.

SOP newswireGates Meets With Troops Over Breakfast in Baghdad, Asks Their Advice - BAGHDAD, Dec. 21, 2006 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is here to ask tough questions of generals, diplomats and Iraqi leaders. But this morning, he asked some of the same questions to a different group of the people putting their lives on the line every day here: junior enlisted soldiers and Army noncommissioned officers.
SOP newswireSudan Must Implement Peace Plan by End of 2006, U.S. Envoy Says - Washington -- If Sudan does not implement fully a negotiated Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) for Darfur by the end of 2006, the United States will embark on another strategy to bring
SOP newswireGates: Nothing more important than succeeding in Iraq - BAGHDAD — Succeeding in Iraq is the Defense Department’s top priority, newly sworn-in Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, said here Wednesday.
SOP newswireRice Supports Palestinian Efforts To Resolve Political Crisis - Washington –- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has thrown her support behind Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his efforts to restore stability to
Will RobertsCongressional Book of the Month Club- Now that Congress Convened - Well we are in the full swing of the holiday shopping season, and with our government spending our money like they got a new credit card with an open-line of credit,
SOP newswireBush Says Victory in Iraq Achievable - WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2006 – Victory in Iraq is achievable, and retreat from Iraq is not an option, President Bush said today during a White House news conference.
SOP newswireCEFTA: Bucharest Signing of New Central European Free Trade Agreement - The United States congratulates all ten parties - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, UNMIK/Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Romania - who
SOP newswireGates Arrives in Baghdad for Talks With Military, Iraqi Leaders - BAGHDAD, Dec. 20, 2006 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today on a surprise pre-Christmas visit to meet with troops, generals and Iraqi leaders in order to assess the situation on the ground.
SOP newswirePresident and Mrs. Bush Host Hanukkah Reception at the White House - Thank you all very much. Welcome to the White House. I'm pleased you all could join us. I appreciate members of my Cabinet who have joined us: Secretary Michael Chertoff, Ambassador Susan
SOP newswirePentagon Report Sees Progress in Iraq Despite Spike in Violence - Washington – A Pentagon report released December 18 identifies “incremental progress” in the capabilities of the Iraqi government and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) over a recent three-month period despite a sharp increase in violence.
SOP newswireReport: Iraqi Government Must Stop Violence for Progress to Continue - WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2006 – Increased violence in Iraq threatens, but so far has failed, to stop progress on the political and economic fronts and in building Iraq’s security forces, according to the Defense Department’s latest
SOP newswirePresident Signs U.S.-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act - Thanks for coming. Welcome to the White House. Today, I have the honor of signing a bill that will strengthen the partnership between the world's two largest democracies.
SOP newswireDemocracy reaches one-year milestone - BAGHDAD — A year ago Friday was Election Day in Iraq. For the first time, millions of Iraqis had a real choice in their government, and they took advantage of it.
SOP newswirePresident's Radio Address - Good morning. Christmas is fast approaching, and I know many of you are busy trying to finish up your holiday shopping. This week, we received good news about the economy that should brighten
SOP newswireRice Says, Despite Palestinian Conflict Peace Opening Remains - Washington – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that despite recent tensions between Palestinian factions there still is a chance to move forward with
SOP newswireRumsfeld: U.S. at Time of Great Consequence - WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2006 " The war on terrorism is a difficult task, but it is not hopeless or without purpose, outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
SOP newswireTreasury Chief Urges China To Balance Growth, Cut Trade Surplus - Washington -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is calling on China to modify its economic policies in order to maintain rapid growth and address its large trade surpluses.
SOP newswireBriefing on Six-Party Talks by Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Well, good afternoon. Yeah, disappointed to see such a small crowd on hand; seriously, welcome everybody. Glad to have you here. I take it there's a great deal of
SOP newswireU.N. Security Council Condemns Attempts To Destabilize Lebanon - United Nations -- The U.N. Security Council December 12 condemned any attempt to destabilize Lebanon and reiterated its
SOP newswireLanguage Familiarity, Cultural Awareness Critical to Iraq Fight - Language training and awareness of Iraqi and Arab culture are absolutely necessary for servicemembers deploying to Iraq, the outgoing commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said
SOP newswirePresident Bush Meets with Vice President Hashemi of Iraq - It's been my honor to meet with the Vice President of Iraq again. I had the pleasure of meeting the Vice President in Baghdad. It was there that I invited him to come to Washington
SOP newswireGates Outlines U.S. Strategic Defense Priorities - Washington -- Questions about Iraq dominated Defense Secretary-designate Robert Gates' recent Senate confirmation hearing, but he also offered insight into
SOP newswirePhotos Show Pain of Cuban Political Prisoners and Families - Washington -- Photos that show the hurt felt by families of political prisoners in Cuba are on exhibit at the Organization of American States (OAS) headquarters in
SOP newswireBush: Defeating Extremists is Calling of Our Time - WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2006 – Success in Iraq will help protect the United States in the long run, President Bush said here today.
SOP newswireJustice Department to Monitor Elections in New Orleans - WASHINGTON - The Justice Department today announced that on Dec. 9, 2006, it will monitor the congressional runoff election in New Orleans, La., to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act.
SOP newswireBlair: Fast Iraq Pullout Entails Serious Repercussions - WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2006 – An early withdrawal of U.S. and British forces from Iraq before the Iraqis can stand on their own could produce serious consequences for the region, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on ABC’s
SOP newswireU.S.-Led Coalition Condemns Murder of Afghan Family - WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2006 – U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan today denounced the Taliban extremists who murdered five members of an Afghan family Dec. 8.
SOP newswireFinal Passage of the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative - We welcome the strong bipartisan support for the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative shown by the Congress in adopting the legislation of the Henry J. Hyde U.S.-India
Kirwin WatsonCongressional Outrage: Five Day Work Weeks - With such a response of horror to being asked to work five-day weeks, one would think Congressional leaders were just asked to donate kidneys.
SOP newswireSenate Hearing Regarding GAO Report On FEMA's Assistance Programs - Following Hurricane Katrina, FEMA acknowledged weaknesses in the processes and systems that resulted in ineligible individuals receiving assistance. Although FEMA has not had an opportunity
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