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News: Gingrich Worries About GOP, More Death in Bush's War, Baghdad Morgue Overflowing,
Gingrich Worries About GOP Chances in Nov.
WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an architect of the Republican takeover of the House in 1994, says incumbents sometimes forget they are in office to change the government, not to be changed by it.
And he is worried that the GOP is in for a bad time in the fall elections.
"When you get poll after poll telling you basically the same thing, you have to respect the right of the American people to say they want change," Gingrich said
Update 14: 7 Killed, 24 Wounded in Baghdad Car Blast
A car bomb killed at least seven people and wounded 24 on a busy avenue Saturday as Shiite politicians floated a proposal to end the standoff over a new government by having Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari step down - but only if his replacement comes from his own party.
Baghdad Morgue Overflowing Daily
The morgue is receiving a minimum of 60 bodies a day and sometimes more than 100, a morgue employee told IPS on condition of anonymity.
"The average is probably over 85," said the employee on the morning of April 12, as scores of family members waited outside the building to see if their loved ones were among the dead.
The family of a man named Ashraf who had been taken away by the Iraqi police Feb. 16 anxiously searched through digital photographs inside the morgue. He then found what he was looking for.
"His two sons were killed when Ashraf was taken
Arrested 'Crawford 14' Released; Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Still on the Loose...
The 14 arrested included 8 veterans, one of them a disabled Iraqi vet, and 6 grandmothers. "It was amazing," said Barbara, "to see veterans and grandmothers arrested, while George Bush and Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are running loose killing people.
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Does the GOP have any ideas?
The war is depressing President Bush’s approval rating, says Reagan pollster Richard Wirthlin. “It’s hard to imagine any set of circumstances that would lead to an enhancement of public support,” he said. “It is more likely to go down, and the question is how far and how fast.”...What’s wrong? To paraphrase candidate Ronald Reagan: Are you better off today than you were five years ago? If you are a millionaire or billionaire, CEO of an oil company or supplier of war materials, the answer is yes.