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Kerry on Boehner’s “Small Price”

John Kerry responded to today to Rep. John Boehner’s “stunningly cavalier” response to the pointed question asked yesterday on CNN by Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer asked Boehner: “The loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month, how much longer do you think this commitment, this military commitment is going to require?” Boehner responded: “The […]

Say It Ain’t So… Not Another Lying Bush Puppet?

Oh heavens… Say it ain’t so… Not another lying Bush puppet? In a new embarrassment for the Bush administration top spymaster, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is withdrawing an assertion he made to Congress this week that a recently passed electronic-surveillance law helped U.S. authorities foil a major terror plot in Germany. The temporary […]

Kerry Says Petraeus-White House Report on Iraq Fails to Make the Case

It was day one of the Petraeus follies on Capitol Hill today. Petraeus, the “top U.S. commander in Iraq told Congress today that the military objectives of the Bush administration’s troop increase strategy in Iraq “are in large measure being met,” and he forecast a reduction of U.S. forces in coming months without jeopardizing gains.” […]

Former Bush Loyalist Advises It’s Time to Listen to the “Wisdom of Crowds”

Remember a few months ago when Matthew Dowd came out and said, Kerry was right on Iraq? Well, he’s stepping out a little more now, just before the release of the Iraq progress report aka the Petraeus propaganda report. Dowd writes on the HuffPo that as “the Beltway ramps up the debate, I believe it […]

Put A Little Sugar On It and Then Spin, Spin, Spin

The American public has heard enough spin from BushCo to last a lifetime, but regardless the spin continues, as General Petraeus prepares deliver the Iraq progress report to Congress this week. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll reveals: More than half of Americans think the Petraeus report will try to sugar-coat the real situation there, […]

On ‘This Week’ Kerry Slaps McCain on Iraq (UPDATED: Video & Transcript)

As Republicans and Democrats took to the Sunday talk shows today, and Democratic leaders stepped up their criticism of the Petraeus Report, Senators John Kerry and John McCain Senator were on ABC’s ‘This Week’ today facing off over the Iraq War. Kerry, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told George Stephanopoulous that “military […]

Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act

Today a federal judge “struck down parts” of the newly revised USA Patriot Act, “saying investigators must have a court’s approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.” U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said the government orders must be subject to meaningful judicial review and that the recently rewritten […]

John Kerry’s Opening Statement on GAO Iraq Benchmarks Report Hearing

As I reported here earlier today, John Kerry chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this afternoon on the final GAO Iraq report on benchmarks. The N.Y. Times reports today that the final GAO report on Iraq banchmarks finds progress is lacking in Iraq: As Democrats in Congress opened a marathon series of hearings on […]