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Newscaster. By Elizabeth 2B. State the Union Address. Bush delivered his final State Of the Union address on Monday night. The 53-minute speech called for the quick passage of his tax rebate package, a modest concluding agenda, and patience with the Iraq situation.

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Newscaster

By Elizabeth

2B


State the union address

State the Union Address

  • Bush delivered his final State Of the Union address on Monday night.

  • The 53-minute speech called for the quick passage of his tax rebate package, a modest concluding agenda, and patience with the Iraq situation.

  • Bush spent little time talking about the struggling economy, though this issue is a top concern for voters in this year’s election. Instead, much of the time was spent discussing Iraq.


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Bush delivers his final State Of the Union address.


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  • Compared to previous addresses, the plans discussed in this one weren’t very ambitious- which is realistic considering that Bush has only 51 weeks left in office.

  • A small amount of new initiatives were offered

  • Mostly slightly older ones were mentioned; such as amending the tax code to make private health insurance more affordable. This plan was unveiled last year.

  • Also brought up in the SOU address: stem cells and Hurricane Katrina


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Riots in kenya

Riots In Kenya

  • Tuesday morning, Mugabe Were, a new member of the Kenyan parliament, was shot to death outside of his home

  • When chaos took over in Kenya after the controversial December 27 election, Were, an opposition politician, went between leaders of different ethnic groups and tried to organize a peace march.

  • The shooting is believed to have been a hit, rather than a robbery. Opposition supporters have been rioting across Nairobi, and it is said that the chaos is escalating.


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“Kenyans are now literally ripping their country apart, uprooting miles of railroad tracks, chopping down telephone poles, burning government offices, and looting schools.”

-www.nytimes.com


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  • More than 800 have been killed since the election on December 27.

  • “The police are not in control,” said Maina Kiai, chairman of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. “Actually, nobody is in control.”

  • Many prominent Kenyans are receiving death threats.

  • Opposition supporters see Were’s killing as a political assassination, intended to intimidate Kenya’s opposition movement.


Stocks rise

Stocks Rise

  • Wall Street averages went up on Tuesday (DJIA rose .78%).

  • Rate cuts are just one part of the central bank’s plan to boost the struggling economy. A coming Federal Reserve meeting is expected to bring another interest rate cut.

  • Since Christmas, averages have declined about 10%- a significant amount.


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Sources

Sources

All cartoons from www.cagle.com

All images from Google Images

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-Wall-Street.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=stock+market&st=nyt&oref=slogin (story has since been updated)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/30/world/africa/30kenya.html?ref=world

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/29/us/29bush.html


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