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Former President Bush during his visit to the Adirondacks in April 2002 (Pool photo taken by Michele Buck, Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
Former President Bush during his visit to the Adirondacks in April 2002 (Pool photo taken by Michele Buck, Adirondack Daily Enterprise)

Former President Bush visits Adirondacks

George W. Bush was in the Adirondacks over the weekend. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the former President stayed with Harlon Crow, a Texas businessman who owns Camp topridge on Upper St. Regis Lake.

During an outing on Saturday, Bush met a group of birders from the Wild Center who were visiting the Bloomingdale Bog trail near Saranac Lake.

Kendra Ormerod, an interpretive naturalist at the Wild Center, spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Clinton, Schumer and Leahy on Gonzales

New York Senators Hilary Clinton and Charles Schumer, both Democrats, were quick to applaud yesterday's announcement that embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Polluters pay less under Bush

The Bush Administration is not punishing polluters as much. That's according to a new report issued by a group of former Environmental Protection Agency attorneys. Mark Brush reports.  Go to full article

Bush calls for lower Emissions

President Bush has called on federal agencies to develop an energy plan. He wants them to cut oil use and reduce vehicle emissions before he leaves office. But as Dustin Dwyer reports, some environmentalists are not impressed.  Go to full article
Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) during a recent trip to Iraq
Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) during a recent trip to Iraq

McHugh supports "surge" but says Iraq War may be unwinnable

As families at Fort Drum wait anxiously for news of the missing soldiers, North Country Congressman John McHugh says he still supports the military build-up in Iraq being led by U.S. General David Petraeus. But in an exclusive interview with North Country Public Radio, the Republican suggested for the first time that the moment for victory in that country may have passed. We'll air our in-depth conversation with the congressman at 8:35. As Brian Mann reports, McHugh is talking for the first time about breaking with the Republican leadership on major policy decisions about the war.  Go to full article
Rep. Michael Arcuri
Rep. Michael Arcuri

Arcuri opposes Bush's Iraq plan

Another North Country Congressman, Democrat Michael Arcuri, voiced his support for the non-binding resolution that praises U.S. troops but rebukes President Bush's handling of the Iraq war. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Bush budget would trim security grants

Democrats are already attacking President Bush's $2.9 trillion spending plan for fiscal 2008. Even a prominent Republican concedes the budget faces a bleak future on Capitol Hill. The plan devotes billions more to fight the war in Iraq while pinching pennies on domestic programs. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

NY lawmakers react to State of the Union Address

New York's Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is now officially a candidate for president, says George Bush's state of the union speech fell "far short of the vision" that America needs to solve its problems. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Protest in Saranac Lake (Photo:  G. Brill)
Protest in Saranac Lake (Photo: G. Brill)

Peace protesters oppose Bush's "troop surge"

President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq sparked protests yesterday around the country. Hundreds of marchers crammed a traffic island in Times Square in New York City. Protesters also gathered in this region, with marches in Elizabethtown, Glens Falls, and in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann sent this audio postcard from a rally in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Commentary: Paul Hetzler on election-year tax cuts

President Bush is hoping for an election-year boost from a $70-billion tax cut package he signed yesterday. The measure extends a pair of tax breaks - one benefiting investors, the other upper-middle-income families. Democrats contend the tax breaks are another gift to the rich that only plunges the nation deeper in debt. President Bush's approval ratings are the lowest of his presidency, and congressional re-election campaigns are getting underway. The tax cuts are seen as one way the president can galvanize his and the GOP's core supporters. Commentator Paul Hetzler wonders how a significant chunk of that political base can go along.  Go to full article

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