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In the first of a new series of speeches, the president said that his strategy is working and declared, "We will not lose our nerve."
Druggists have complained to the White House that they are losing money under Medicare's new prescription drug benefit.
Prospective presidential candidates called for curbing the federal spending that has soared under President Bush.
Republicans dismissed the move by Russell D. Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, as politically motivated.
One advocate said the "silver lining" in a decision preventing universities from barring recruiters to protest the military's gay ban is that it focused attention on the ban itself.
Some officials say they believe some of the aid funding that the U.S. has asked the Palestinian Authority to return might be reprogrammed for use by independent organizations.
Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, accusing the GOP of spreading a message of fear, says he is weighing a 2008 presidential bid. “I haven’t ruled anything out or anything in at this point,” Daschle said in an interview Saturday.
March 11, 2006
March 10, 2006
On the March 8 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, during a discussion on illegal immigration with Daniel T. Griswold, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies, Bill O'Reilly cited North Korea as an example of a nation that has successfully maintained border security. Dismissing the effectiveness of "guest worker" programs to control illegal immigration, O'Reilly said: "The criminals are still going to get in here in a furtive way." Arguing for "stringent" measures, O'Reilly continued, "[Y]ou can go to any country in the world and watch how they do it. It's doable. Nobody gets into North Korea, all right? They've sealed up that border." Responding to O'Reilly's observation that "[n]obody gets into North Korea," Griswold retorted: "Nobody wants to."
North Korea borders South Korea on its southern border with the heavily fortified, four-kilometer-wide demilitarized zone that was negotiated in 1953 with the cease-fire of the Korean War. North Korea also borders China and Russia.
From the March 8 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:
O'REILLY: I'm for controlling all the borders. But you guys at Cato have gotta wise up a little bit. You're not gonna solve the illegal immigrant hordes coming in here by having an effective guest worker program because the criminals aren't gonna sign up for that. The criminals are still gonna get in here in a furtive way. And unless you put stringent -- and you can go to any country in the world and watch how they do it. It's doable. Nobody gets into North Korea, all right?
GRISWOLD: Nobody wants to.
O'REILLY: They've sealed up that border.
Source: Media Matters for America
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