Congress: Calling Bush's Bluff

Calling Bush's Bluff

Jobless benefits have come back to haunt George Bush -- and this time the President may find himself unable to worm away from the issue. Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide up to 20 extra weeks of unemployment compensation to the 2 million people who have run out of unemployment benefits since Jan. 1. Bush signed a similar bill last month, but it never became law because he refused to declare the budget emergency that was necessary for the measure to take effect.

The House passed its latest bill by a veto-proof vote of 283...

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