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The 90-minute debate between George Bush and Michael S. Dukakis offered some insights into why neither man is generating much voter excitement or sympathy.While both men worked tirelessly for years to reach that dramatic face-off, it seemed from their remarks that neither man had thought deeply about what he would do with the office of the presidency if he were to act…

George Bush and Michael Dukakis boxed and jabbed for 90 minutes here Sunday night but neither candidate delivered the knockout punch that could alter the course of this presidential campaign in which Republican Bush holds a slender lead.Both found opportunities in this first of two debates to deliver cutting one-liners about the other.Bush called Dukakis's arguments "…

Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., is pledging to use his position as chairman of a Senate subcommittee on Social Security to prevent a reduction in Social Security benefits in efforts to balance the federal budget.Moynihan said Wednesday that Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis also should move quickly to distance himself from a prediction made by f…

A citizens organization said today that 19 major corporations were able to avoid paying any income taxes last year, despite the tax loopholes closed by the Tax Reform Act of 1986.Citizens for Tax Justice listed General Motors Corp., IBM, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hewlett-Packard Co., Corning Glass Works and a number of electric utilities.General Motors, which declar…

A House-Senate conference on defense appropriations approved language Tuesday barring the U.S. Energy Department from shipping radioactive byproducts of the World War II "Manhattan Project" to the Town of Tonawanda.Manhattan was the code name for the project to build the world's first atomic bomb.The proposal on waste was drafted by Rep. John J. LaFalce, D-Town of Ton…

The Senate has given final U.S. approval to a landmark agreement expanding free trade with Canada -- a pact that could help usher in an era of new prosperity for the Niagara Frontier if the Canadian Parliament passes it.The bill's support in the Buffalo area has hinged on the belief that trade between New York State and Ontario, which already totals more than $20 bill…