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Republicans think that Miller, unfettered by concerns about re-election fundraising and the like, is more likely to be a more vocal supporter of the Bush Administration agenda. “We need him on the economic stimulus package, and this announcement may make it possible for him to more readily support us if we can bring a satisfactory package to the floor,” says a Senate Finance Committee staffer.
Miller has long been a target of Republican attempts to jump parties, but he has tamped down such talk. Instead, he has stayed with the Democrats, crossing over to vote with the GOP on issues he felt strongly about.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?