OUR VIEW: Count all the missionaries
Count all the missionaries, Census Bureau takers!
OK, as a political rallying cry, it's not quite as catchy as "Count all the votes!" Frankly, it seems like a phrase more often spoken with emotion in a Sunday school class, rather than at a rally.
Also, "Count all the missionaries!" is a slogan, we freely admit, that will fall flat in any state but Utah.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-22 program got an unexpected lift Wednesday after House lawmakers approved $369 million to continue production of the radar-evading fighter jets.
The surprise amendment, likely to reopen a debate over the necessity of the Cold War planes that cost $140 million each, was approved by the House Armed Services Committee. Republicans largely backed the measure and were joined by a handful of Democrats in a 31-30 vote.
For the second time in three weeks, House Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican attempt to open an investigation into Speaker Nancy Pelosi 's charge that the CIA misled her in 2002 about its use of harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding on terrorism suspects.
Washington » House Republicans unveiled their vision for the nation's energy policy Wednesday calling for 100 new nuclear plants, the expansion of renewable energy sources and fast track mining of oil shale in places like Utah.
"Recent comments made on behalf of the Speaker of the House have come to the forefront of our nation's attention. Allegations that intelligence professionals maintained a pattern of deception by consistently lying to members of congress is cause for serious concern.