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Candidates, New Media and Supporting the Blogsphere

So if they understand the importance of the Blogsphere and The Social Networking Sphere why aren’t they supporting, in return, the very medium that gives them, essentially, a free unlimited forum?

Why Aren’t Democratic Candidates Supporting The Blogsphere?

If Blogger Owners and Writers, at great personal and financial expense, are supporting the Democratic efforts at all levels, why aren’t the Candidates returning the effort?

Rush Indignation

Rush indignation… it’s everywhere… from TPM Election Central: Breaking: White House Faults Rush Limbaugh Over “Phony Soldiers” Comment… That’s right… Even the White House didn’t get Rush’s back on this: Here’s a round-up of posts on Limbaugh’s “phoney soldiers” smear: Media Matters: Limbaugh falsely recasts “phony soldiers” smear TPM Election Central: Exclusive: Dem Rep To […]

Army Is Worn Too Thin

General George Casey, the Army’s top officer, told Congress on Wednesday that the Army “has been stretched so thin by the war in Iraq that it can not adequately respond to another conflict.” Although this has come up in the past, many times, the Bush Administration fails to listen and yesterday’s warning was “one of […]

Bush Declares War on Bipartisan Bill to Provide Health Insurance to Children

John Kerry says all there is to say and then some, about Bush’s plan to veto the SCHIP bill… Four days from now, a wildly successful effort to provide healthcare to 6 million low-income children will disappear. This summer, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans in Congress came together to expand the […]

The GOP Expect Loss in the House

Speaking of those disaffected Republican voters (see post below)… Politico reports that “Top Republicans are privately bracing for the possibility that they could lose additional House seats in next year’s elections as a result of untimely retirements, ongoing scandals and unexpectedly gloomy fundraising forecasts, according to several members and aides.” It seems every day brings […]

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 […]

Kerry Hails Signing of Historic Senate Ethics Reform Which Includes the “Duke Cunningham Act”

Bush signed into law today the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007. John Kerry welcomed the signing into law of a broad package of Senate reform legislation – rules that alter everything from lobbyist conduct to employment rules for Senate spouses. Kerry authored one of the key provisions of the legislation: The Congressional […]