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July 19, 2007

Iraq Pullout

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June 28, 2007

Immigration Bill

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June 21, 2007

Stem Cell Bill

President Bush vetoed a bill that would have "expanded federal funding for stem cell research on donated embryos."

June 14, 2007

Gun Control Bill Passes the House

Gun control laws have always been controversial and never ending. However, with the House passing a bill that will provide grant money for background checks on prospective gun buyers, "loop holes" will be fixed.

In looking at how the passing of the bill was covered by The New York Times and The Washington Post the Post does a better job. The Post's lead was attention grabbing; The Time and The Post both cite Virgina Tech as an example of gun control issues in their lead but The Post words it much better making the reader want to learn more about the bill; The Times hits the lead with too much info-citing 1996 as the last time Congress took on gun control.

The Washington Post also does a good job closing the story; the Post ending with thoughts from NRA members.

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