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  • Dollars tough to sell on streets of Amsterdam

    03/18/2008 3:08:41 AM PDT · by Dutchguy · 42 replies · 1,179+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:51pm EDT | Reed Stevenson
    The U.S. dollar's value is dropping so fast against the euro that small currency outlets in Amsterdam are turning away tourists seeking to sell their dollars for local money while on vacation in the Netherlands. "Our dollar is worth maybe zero over here," said Mary Kelly, an American tourist from Indianapolis, Indiana, in front of the Anne Frank house. "It's hard to find a place to exchange. We have to go downtown, to the central station or post office."
  • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do ("Bush Destroyed the Republican Party" -- Drudge Headline)

    01/26/2008 5:57:27 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 245 replies · 205+ views ^ | Jan 25, 2008 | Peggy Noonan
    [snip] On the pundit civil wars, Rush Limbaugh declared on the radio this week, "I'm here to tell you, if either of these two guys [Mr. McCain or Mike Huckabee] get the nomination, it's going to destroy the Republican Party. It's going to change it forever, be the end of it!" This is absurd. George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues.
  • Don’t mis-underestimate Dubya

    02/28/2006 8:58:32 PM PST · by bayourant · 117 replies · 3,115+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | March 01, 2006 | Jaithirth Rao As we prepare to welcome the leader of the world’s most powerful republic, it behooves us to make sure that we grapple with facts, not just biased opinions. It is unfortunate that so much of the information about the US is derived by our elites from the eastern seaboard, Left-leaning media who are on the opposite side of the American political spectrum from George W. Bush and who therefore have a vested interest in opposing and disparaging him. The images of Bush they have succeeded in planting internationally are that Bush is dim-witted, a simple-minded religious fanatic, a supporter...
  • GAO Backs Off Cheney Lawsuit Accounting Office Will Not Appeal Federal Court Ruling

    02/07/2003 1:50:19 PM PST · by woofie · 38 replies · 283+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, February 7, 2003 | Dana Milbank
    The investigative arm of Congress said today that it would not appeal its lawsuit against Vice President Cheney, handing the Bush administration a complete victory in its effort to keep confidential the identities of private groups that provided advice in forming a national energy policy. The decision is a major retreat for the General Accounting Office, which filed the unprecedented lawsuit after the vice president's office refused to turn over the information sought. GAO recently lost a decision in federal district court, and the shift in control of the Senate to Republican hands meant that the majority party in both...