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Bush Signs Homeland Security Funding Bill

President Bush said the $30 billion spending bill he signed Wednesday — the first ever for the new Homeland Security Department — will help America protect its soil from terrorist threats. “On Sept. 11, 2001, enemies of freedom made our country a battleground,” he said. “Their method is the mass murder of the innocent and their goal is to make all Americans live in fear. “And yet our nation refuses to live in fear,” he said. “The best way to overcome fear and to frustrate the plans of our enemies is to be prepared and resolute at home and take the offensive abroad.” Bush went to the department’s headquarters to sign the bill at a ceremony under a blue banner reading, “Protecting the Homeland.” Full Story

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