Main | Friday, January 19, 2007

Now, About That War Thingy....

Nancy Pelosi's pledge to pass six critical bills in the new Congress' first 100 hours has been met in only 42 hours, 15 minutes.

- Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission enacted.

- National minimum wage raised to $7.15.

- Bush's restrictions on stem-cell research overturned.

- HHS required to negotiate Medicare prescription costs with drug manufacturers.

- Federal student loan interest rates cut in half.

- $145 billion in tax breaks to oil drillers rolled back.

Republicans in Congress mocked the 100 hour pledge as a publicity stunt, saying Democrats stopped the clock during mundane House business. Then they passed a resolution of their own. They wished Mohammed Ali a happy 65th birthday.

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