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July 24, 2008 5:00 PM
Laura's Daily E-Blast - July 24, 2008
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OBAMA DITCHES TROOPS, WORKS OUT INSTEAD: "Barack Obama will not be coming to us," a spokesperson for the US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. "I don't know why." Well, Barack Obama clearly has his priorities in the right place during his time in Germany. A planned visit with wounded U.S. troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center was abruptly canceled today, but "citizen of the world" Obama still managed to squeeze in a workout at (where else?) the Ritz Carlton in Berlin. The campaign's pathetic excuse for the change? Obama adviser Robert Gibbs tried to spin the situation faster than Barack Obama on his elliptical machine, claiming it "would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign." Wow, how ethical of him.

CONGRESS' ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PORK BUFFET: A billion here, a billion there ... it's just money, right? Say hello to the "Advancing America's Priorities Act." This little gem, which Senator Reid will bring to the floor Saturday, contains a whopping $11 BILLION in earmark spending. Wonder how Congress plans to finance this monstrosity? Take a look in the mirror. Among its top legislative priorities: $5 million for a Jewish history museum in Poland, $183 million for "reconnecting homeless youths" (whatever the heck that means), and $1.5 billion for the DC Metrorail system, which the Heritage Foundation identifies as "the biggest earmark in history." Are Democrats trying to repeat the mistakes made by Republicans leading up to 2006? It'll be great if they suffer the same consequence, though it'll be less great if they drain our wallets in the meantime.
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