Numbers: Jul. 24, 2006

$296 billion U.S. federal budget deficit for 2006, as estimated by the Bush Administration last week--down, because of soaring tax revenues, from the $423 billion it predicted earlier this year

$412.7 billion Budget deficit in 2004, the all-time high

$236 billion Budget surplus in 2000, the last year of the Clinton Administration

8,591 Number of potential terrorist targets in Indiana--including the Amish Country Popcorn Factory--as of January 2006, the most of any state in the National Asset Database, according to a Department of Homeland Security report released last week

5,687 Potential targets in New York State. Among spots not listed: Times...

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