Future Headlines - Part 5
Democrats Demand Investigation Over Republican Memo
(AP) Washington, DC – March 16, 2007
A secret party policy memo believed to be widely circulated among Republican leaders including high ranking Senators, and possibly the President himself is creating a real stir in Washington D.C. and across the country today. Dated February of 2006, one paragraph in particular has caused Democrats to call for an investigation of the Chairman of the Republican party. In part the paragraph reads:
It now appears that little can be done to reverse the trend in public opinion. As poll numbers supporting Republicans and a conservative agenda continue to slide it looks like nothing short of another 9/11 type attack on American soil could reverse that slide. Without such an event to rally the American people around it appears that our party stands to lose several seats in the Senate and as many as a dozen seats in the House of Representatives….
Many political analysts agree that the bombing in New York City in September of 2006 turned the tide of public opinion and led to the landslide victory of Republicans in the fall elections. Those victories have translated into a sweeping conservative legislative program being enacted at the Federal level.
High ranking Republican officials have called the controversy a Democratic smokescreen and a ploy by Democrats to draw public attention away from more important national concerns….
Investigation Confirms Missing Uranium
(AP) Washington, D.C. – April 17, 2007
A Pentagon official reported today that a Federal investigation into reports of missing uranium at a National Defense installation confirmed that a small quantity of weapons grade uranium was in fact missing and had been first reported missing in early 2006. The official went on to say that it appeared that a miscommunication and further misunderstanding had lead to the report being suppressed and filed away and said that the miscommunication led to a serious delay in investigating the missing uranium. Though the official would not say exactly how much uranium was missing, when asked if the amount was sufficient to create a weapon, he did confirm that a small explosive device could have been fashioned from the missing material. The official did stress that the investigation into how the materials went missing and who may have taken the uranium was now being intensified and classified the investigation as “of the highest possible National priority.”