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Biden’s Iraq Plan Passes Senate

Senator Joe Biden’s Iraq Federalism amendment passed in the Senate today. In what was a “strong rebuff to the Bush Administration on Iraq, the Senate overwhelming approved a plan by Biden that essentially calls for breaking Iraq into three sections: Kurd, Sunni, and Shia.” While the amendment is nonbinding, it’s the first measure to pass, […]

Kerry to Hold Hearing On Internet Access

Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship announced today that Federal Communications Commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein will testify at a hearing Wednesday on improving internet access for small businesses to help them compete in a global economy. Copps and Adelstein will join small businesses and […]

Kerry Statement on Ahmadinejad Visit to U.S. and Speech at Columbia University

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in N.Y. today delivering a speech at Columbia University. Before the speech Columbia University President Lee Bollinger ripped into Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “going through a long list of documented actions and remarks by the firebrand Iranian leader and his government.” “Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a […]

Senate Republicans Don’t Support the Troops

Why do Senate Republicans not support the troops? Senate Republicans blocked a plan on Wednesday to give U.S. troops in Iraq more home leave, defeating a proposal widely seen as the Democrats’ best near-term chance to change President George W. Bush’s Iraq strategy. The measure to give troops as much rest time at home as […]

Attention Seeker Gets 15 Minutes of Fame… Police Report Shows Meyer’s Behavior Differed On and Off Camera

The incident in Florida on Monday that involved the tasering of a student at a John Kerry event has turned into the swift boat du’jour for Senator Kerry. Kerry, who tried to answer Meyer’s questions may not have known that Meyer had a nearby student videotaping the discourse. The entire debacle has incited debate across […]

Hillary’s Healthcare Plan May Be the Ticket

I’m playing catch up here tonight, with a post about Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan. I had hoped to get on the conference call this morning and listen to the speech and press briefing after, but this is a busy week for me (more on that in the next day or so). I have spent some […]

Kerry Responds to White House Attorney General Pick

Today, Bush announced his “nomination of retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey to become the nation’s 81st attorney general, moving to install a law-and-order conservative at the Justice Department to help wage the war on terrorism while hoping to avoid a confirmation fight with Senate Democrats.” Calling Mukasey “clear-eyed about the threat our nation faces,” […]

Kerry and McCain Debate the Iraq War

John McCain may be “vocal on Iraq” but “quiet on Bush” as the N.Y. Times points out, but John Kerry made certain on ‘Meet The Press’ that viewers knew that “the Bush-McCain strategy of escalating our troops in the middle of a civil war has no relationship directly to what you need to do to […]