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War costs irk Congress

More than four years into the war on terror, Congress is chafing – but not yet balking – at a tab nearing $400 billion. President Bush’s latest emergency spending request, sent to Capitol Hill last week, includes $72.4 billion for the global war on terror. He also asked for another $19.8 billion for hurricane relief at home. Few lawmakers care to risk not supporting US troops or first responders, making these must-pass bills. As such, they’re attracting add-ons that lawmakers deem “emergencies.” Full Story

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