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  •  96 GOP on Terrorism: "a phony issue." (4.00)
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Clinton urged Congress Tuesday to act swiftly in developing anti-terrorism legislation before its August recess. (1.6 MB AIFF or WAV sound)sound icon

    "We need to keep this country together right now. We need to focus on this terrorism issue," Clinton said during a White House news conference.

    But while the president pushed for quick legislation, Republican lawmakers hardened their stance against some of the proposed anti-terrorism measures.
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    Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, doubted that the Senate would rush to action before they recess this weekend. The Senate needs to study all the options, he said, and trying to get it done in the next three days would be tough.

    One key GOP senator was more critical, calling a proposed study of chemical markers in explosives "a phony issue."

    CNN - President wants Senate to hurry with new laws - July 30, 1996

    When morality is only about sex, no aspect of war - even the killing of entire families - can arouse criticism, much less condemnation.

    by lawnorder on Thu Jun 30, 2005 at 03:00:45 PM PDT

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