Politics & Government

July 15, 2009 1:27 PM

Dems add long-sought hate crimes measure to Defense bill

On Tuesday, Arizona Sen. John McCain and president Barack Obama appeared to be on the same page about the defense appropriation bill — it must not contain increased spending for the F-22 jet fighter. But Wednesday, McCain was livid over Democrats' addition to the bill of a hate-crimes provision that Republicans oppose.

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