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Bush plans to curved security program.
Susan Page and Oren Dorell, USA TODAY <br />President touts 'progressive indexing' plan
People are not liking the idea the more he tries to pitch it.
Susan Page and Oren Dorell, USA TODAY <br />President touts 'progressive indexing' plan
How "progressive indexing" could change Social Security benefits over time compared with those promised by the current formula:
2025 2045 2075
Low income
($16,428 in 2005) 0% 0% 0%
Average income
($36,507 in 2005) -6% -16% -28%
High income
($58,411 in 2005) -10% -25% -42%
Maximum
($90,000 or more in 2005) -11% -29% -49%
Sources: Social Security Administration; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Socail Security
There are two underlying factors which have caused the Senate Democrats to engage in the heretofore unprecedented practice of filibustering judicial nominees.
Judicial Appointments
since they are no longer able to implement their leftwing agenda through legislative means, they must rely on judges to carry their water for them
Judicial Appointments
they have circled the wagons around the federal circuit appellate courts.
Judicial Appointments
Bush nominated Texas Supreme Court Judge Priscilla Owen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
Judicial Appointments
July will mark almost two years since the president nominated Justice Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Judicial Appointments
Of the 52 men and women the president nominated to U.S. courts of appeals, the Democratic leadership carried out filibusters against 10 and threatened filibusters against six more.
Judicial Appointments
Grizzlies' playoff loss to Phoenix on Sunday
NBA
Heat beats Nets 110-97
NBA
Memphis, Steve Nash guided his Phoenix Suns to wrap up theirfirst-round playoff series on Sunday, dispatching the host Grizzlies 123-115.
NBA
The Sonics can wrap up the series with a win in game five on Tuesday in Seattle.
NBA
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2. THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas L. Friedman
3. BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell
4. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
5. ON BULL----, by Harry G. Frankfurt
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Top 5 at a Glance
1. THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell
2. READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN, by Azar Nafisi
3. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY, by Erik Larson
4. GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL, by Jared Diamond
5. THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL, by Asne Seierstad
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After tending to his first official state visit with Italian president Ciampi, the Pope met with Ukrainian Archbishop Lubomyr Husar
Pope
The meeting is strictly ecumenical in that cardinal Husar is greatly involved in the Churches of the Orient on behalf of the Vatican
Pope
The issue of fostering unity among Christian denominations has been addressed by the Pope repeatedly and is very much in keeping with the policies of Paul VI and John Paul II.
Pope