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On the eve of Independence Day, the people of this great republic declared their independence from the United States Senate under the stirring battle-cry, "No legislation without explanation."
The Republican primary electorate is fluid; the Democratic primary electorate is viscous. That's my conclusion when I look back over the plentiful polls that have been tracking the two electorates' choices in this wide-open presidential race.
Consumers went on a tear last month, driving up retail sales by 1.4 percent — in the latest sign that economic growth is rebounding robustly from a moribund first quarter — but inflation also posted a stunning comeback with a 16.5 percent annualized jump in import prices.
NEW YORK (AP) — Inmates at the federal prison camp in Otisville, N.Y., were stunned by what they saw at the chapel library on Memorial Day — hundreds of books had disappeared from the shelves.
More than 100 grizzled motorcyclists paid tribute yesterday to the members of the military who never returned home, laying a wreath at the bronze Lone Sailor of the U.S. Navy Memorial in Northwest.
An estimated 300,000 motorcyclists, led by members of Rolling Thunder, the motorcycle-riding veterans advocacy group, converged on the District yesterday to pay tribute to fallen comrades and call on the nation's leaders to find those soldiers still missing or unaccounted for.
Thousands of bikers rolled into the District yesterday for the 17th annual Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle ride and rally to show support for the nation's war veterans, the troops currently overseas and American prisoners of war still missing in action from past conflicts.
President Bush will be the first to meet privately with leaders of Rolling Thunder Inc. when the group's 200,000 motorcycle riders rumble into downtown tomorrow for their 17th annual Memorial Day weekend rally.
It's become as much a part of Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., as backyard barbecues and Frisbees on the Mall: Thousands of motorcycles descend on the city to commemorate fallen soldiers and to call for the return of missing Vietnam-era prisoners of war.