This was as of 11:18 pm Eastern. Never saw 6 headlines in a row that I actually wanted to read.
• Senators vow to revive immigration bill
• Abbas dissolves Palestinian government
• Billy Graham’s wife Ruth dies at 87
• U.S. hometowns strained as police go off to war
• India’s rivers dying due to sewage, activists say
• Feathered dinosaur fossils on display in U.S for first time
Hard news indeed.
From the second story:
Abbas’ decrees, which he issued in Ramallah, won’t reverse the Hamas takeover of Gaza. Instead, his moves will enable Fatah to consolidate its control over the West Bank, likely paving the way for two separate Palestinian governments.
I’m sure that will work out famously.
From the first story:
Under the legislation as drafted, money for border enforcement would be collected gradually as illegal immigrants pay the fines and fees needed to achieve legal status. The letter asked Bush to secure the border before other elements of the immigration measure go into effect, and the president agreed in his remarks to the Associated Builders and Contractors.
Yeah, can’t imagine why anyone could have had an objection to that. Jim DeMint points out what everyone is thinking, though:
But Sen. Jim DeMint (news, bio, voting record), R-S.C., who opposes the legislation, took a different view. “I appreciate the effort to fund border security, but there’s simply no reason why we should be forced to tie amnesty to it.”