Hillary Clinton, who has had secret service for 16 years, should know better than talking about assassination in reference to Obama, who also currently has Secret Service detail due to death threats. She is a politician, a wordsworth, and she should have known better. This was even lower and more classless than even what Mike Huckabee said in front of a conventon of National Rifle Association members. Watch the video. It seems like she suggests that RFK’s assassination in June s enough to believe anythng could happen, and therefore she should stay in the race. It seems like the only assassination here is Hllary’s assassination of her own future and career.
In a stunning vote that illustrated President Bush’s diminished standing, the Senate on Thursday ignored his veto threat and added tens of billions of dollars for veterans and the unemployed to his Iraq war spending bill.
A majority of Republicans broke ranks with Bush on a veto-proof 75-22 vote while adding more than $10 billion for various other domestic programs, including heating subsidies for the poor, wildfire fighting, road and bridge repair, and health research.
Democrats crowed about their victory. But the developments meant more confusion about when the must-pass measure might actually become law and what the final version will contain.
Senators voted 70-26 to approve $165 billion to fulfill Bush’s request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into next spring, when Bush’s successor will set war policy.
Overall, the measure contains $212 billion over the coming two years — $28 billion more than the administration sought — plus about $50 billion more through 2017 for veterans’ education benefits.
Bush has promised to veto the Iraq spending if it exceeds his request. He has enough GOP support in the House to sustain a veto.
But the spectacle of 25 Senate Republicans abandoning the White House and voting to extend jobless benefits by 13 weeks and boost the GI Bill to provide veterans enough money to pay for a four-year education at a public institution made it plain that Bush’s influence is waning.
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Brenda Sullivan pleaded guilty in January to three counts of aggravated child abuse, and prosecutors agreed to drop lesser child neglect charges. She was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for keeping her 17-year-old adopted son caged in her home.
When child welfare workers found him in 2005, the teen weighed 49 pounds and was in what appeared to be a cage. Sullivan told a judge at the time that Ohio authorities told her to keep the boy in a crib, because he had severe mental and physical issues.
“There’s only one conclusion when you look at the medical evidence in this case, and that is that she literally starved him,” prosecutor Julie Schlax said.
The two other children in the house, 13-year-old twins the Sullivans adopted as infants, both testified they were kept in similar cages.
Sullivan’s husband was also arrested, but died in January 2007 before he could go to trial.
Sullivan’s lawyer, Charles Fletcher, said he didn’t think prison was the appropriate sentence because she does not pose a threat to society, and thus would appeal the sentence.