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Book 3 Chapter 14

Book 3 Chapter 14             Wednesday morning the attorneys from the Justice Department were in the federal courthouse arguing the case for the unemployment reductions. The court on Monday dismissed the injunction letting the cuts proceed. The unemployed workers union … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 13

Book 3 Chapter 13             The water cooler whispers had turned into a roar Tuesday and Wednesday. The media was trying anything it could from everywhere to get at least an anonymous source for an inside scoop about the firing … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 12

Friday morning continued with updates and satellite pictures from the DOD and CIA. Pakistan’s Premier still had not called. His military was speaking for him.             Thousands of troops were descending on every province where there were any roads, paths … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 11

Thursday morning my JBG email was full of pictures. Heavy equipment and materials were on the tower’s site. Erosion fencing had been installed yesterday. The project was divided up among several major contractors.             The time limit had run out … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 10

I shut down the office early; there was little going on other than the media orgy about the ones going to Iran. None of them were happy, for all kinds of reasons.             The Secret Service agents that had been … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 9

I ordered a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with tomato soup and unsweetened tea with Splenda. The General ordered a steak sandwich, American fries and coke. While we waited for them to be prepared, we discussed the media demands to … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 8

Book 3 Chapter 8              The kids were late getting up and it gave us time to get filled in on all the things they were doing. The list had been expanded several times and was still growing. I listened … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 7

Chapter 7             The morning was filled with news leaks indicating an agreement movement on the budget, breaking the stalemate that had stalled progress for weeks. Congress had stayed in session all night.             There were pictures of sleeping Senators … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 6

Book 3 Chapter 6 Happy New Year!             I left the White House at noon on Tuesday; Marine One carried me to the landing site behind the office. I met with my mates in my old office. We discussed more … Continue reading

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Book 3 Chapter 5

Book 3 Chapter 5             It was the first Monday in December after a Marine One ride to the White House I was on my way to Andrews and to the G8 conference. I had boxes of information to review … Continue reading

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