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- Military bans troops from Baptist church event honoring ‘God’s Rescue Squad’
- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
- Bomb squad called after live WWII artillery washes on Cape Cod beach
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Call to arms
When it comes to combating our crime epidemic, the nation’s capital might learn something from the state of Florida, where it’s just been reported that the crime rate has dropped for the 14th straight year, to its lowest mark since 1971.
“This report shows that staying tough on crime works,” Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told the Associated Press. “Law-abiding citizens that have guns for protection actually probably are part of the reason we have a lower crime rate.”
As for one politician whose popularity skyrocketed after he got tough on crime, we are told this week that former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani most likely will enter the 2008 Republican presidential sweepstakes.
“At this stage, it’s more likely that he will run than not,” a top adviser to Mr. Giuliani tells Inside the Beltway.
God turns 50
It made little news given all the week’s turmoil, but the Senate has just agreed to a resolution reaffirming the 50th anniversary of the formal adoption of the national motto of the United States — “In God We Trust.”
This week’s approval reaffirms, in writing, that “from the colonial beginnings of the United States, citizens of the nation have officially acknowledged their dependence on God.”
It was on July 30, 1956, that President Eisenhower signed a congressional resolution passed by the 84th Congress making “In God We Trust” the official motto of the United States.
‘Director of irony’
Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Democrat, is questioning why President Bush has surrounded himself with two highly paid ethics advisers and a director of fact checking.
Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
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