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|| President Bush's budget
plan would increase resources for programs related to national defense,
but decrease resources for many others.
(Updated April 1, 2002)
|| The U.S. Senate has
approved an aid package for the Colombian military to fight drug suppliers.
Amendments to reduce the size of the package and to divert resources to
domestic prevention and treatment failed.
(Updated August 1, 2000)
||Although the economy
is prospering, the majority of the U.S. population believes that foreign
trade is bad for U.S. wages and jobs. Proponents of free trade are mounting
an educational campaign to show that, as occurred in South Carolina, job
losses can be more than offset by new employment in foreign firms and their
(Updated March 1, 1999)
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