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Gingrich Ready to Step Into ’08 Race

Newt’s gearing up for ’08 after all, Politico reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will open a website by Monday in an effort to round up the $30 million in pledges that he says would be his ticket to entering the race for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. A longtime adviser, J. Randolph Evans of […]

Americans Trust In Federal Government Lower Than Watergate Era

It shouldn’t be at all surprising to learn that the latest Gallup Poll shows that Americans trust in the Federal Government is low, low, low. In fact, it’s so low that “trust in many federal government institutions is now lower than it was during the Watergate era.” “The poll indicates that the lack of trust […]

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 […]

“Childrens do learn,” but Bush Doesn’t

Good gracious! What an embarrassment… We all know by now how pitiful and pathetic Bush’s grammar is, but to mispeak in front of children while touting the “success” of NCLB: Bush made his latest grammatical slip-up at a made-for-TV event where he urged Congress to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, the centerpiece 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 […]

Judge Rules Patriot Act Gives Executive Branch Too Much Power

A federal judge in Oregon ruled today that “two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional, marking the second time in as many weeks that the anti-terrorism law has come under attack in the courts.” In a case brought by a Portland man who was wrongly detained as a terrorism suspect in 2004, U.S. […]

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, […]

Dan Rather is Right

Last night I noted here that on Monday, Ted Koppel had come out in defense of Dan Rather’s lawsuit against CBS. Eric Boehlert has a brilliant breakdown on the story leading up to Rather’s dismissal from CBS in the wake of the “botched 60 Minutes II story about President Bush and his military service.” Was […]