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Jon Stewart says farewell to the 109th Congress, which used its final session to "pass last-minute tax cuts, expand oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, clear GOP leadership of wrongdoing in the Mark Foley scandal, and pardon Hitler ".

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Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist upset expectations Thursday by announcing he wouldn't run for president in 2008. The field is thinning, but only slightly, with names like McCain, Giuliani, Romney, Brownback, Huckabee and even Gingrich still in the mix on the GOP side.

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The Senate majority leader, having concluded that we can't win a guerrilla war in Afghanistan, wants to invite the Taliban and its supporters back into the government So, all that talk about bringing democracy and freedom to Afghanistan screw it, huh? Let's just give the place back to the harborers of the 9/11 attackers?.

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