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Monday, January 10

Congress passes `doomsday' plan

No fanfare? We are obviously more concerned with paying attention to that Asian guy named Tzu Nahmee. Ask yourself before devoting too much attention to the Asian crisis: "What is this diverting my attention away from?".


Congress passes `doomsday' plan

By Noelle StraubSunday, January 9, 2005

WASHINGTON - With no fanfare, the U.S. House has passed a controversial doomsday provision that would allow a handful of lawmakers to run Congress if a terrorist attack or major disaster killed or incapacitated large numbers of congressmen.
``I think (the new rule) is terrible in a whole host of ways - first, I think it's unconstitutional,'' said Norm Ornstein, a counselor to the independent Continuity of Government Commission, a bipartisan panel created to study the issue. ``It's a very foolish thing to do, I believe, and the way in which it was done was more foolish.''



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