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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?

Edwards: Rural America and Economic Fairness

“We should have a national capital fund
to make money — capital — available to new businesses that will operate
and start in smaller towns and smaller communities. Right now all the
capital stays in big cities. We’ve got to get it out into the rural
areas.”

Kerry Staffer Called to Serve in Iraq

In just a short couple of weeks, John Kerry and his staff will “bid farewell to Setti Warren, the deputy director of his Massachusetts office.” Warren is headed to Iraq, is “leaving to spend the next year in Iraq as a Navy intelligence officer.” Peter Gelzinis reports in the Boston Herald and catches perfectly the […]

Democratic Candidates Out Raise Republicans Again

Democratic presidential candidates have out raised the Republican candidates yet again, and strategists in both parties contend that the Democrats are “more energized this year as they battle to reclaim the White House after nearly eight years of Republican rule.” The imbalance is not lost on the candidates themselves. Mr. Giuliani said over the weekend […]

Kerry Offers Plan for a 21st Century Economic Strategy

Today, in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, Senator John Kerry laid out a plan for a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class in a globalized world. His plan included universal health care, tax reform, green jobs, home ownership, and a renewal of the international labor movement. Note to the ’08 Democratic candidates for president… […]

Clinton Announces Co-Sponsorship of Webb Legislation Prohibiting Use of Funds for Military Operations in Iran

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced today that she is co-sponsoring the legislation introduced by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) back in March, that prohibits the use of funds for military operations against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization (S. 759). Taylor Marsh scooped the news of Clinton’s move to co-sponsor Webb’s legislation, noting that Cllinton took […]

The Healy Conundrum: What’s Behind the Attacks?

Patrick Healy (photo above), known for his assaults on Democratic politicians, recently wrote a particularly disturbing piece in N.Y. Times about Hillary Clinton’s laugh, which he labels a “cackle.” Stepping offstage, she took questions from reporters, and found herself being grilled about whether she was moderating her own pro-choice position. And suddenly it happened: Mrs. […]

Kerry to Deliver Major Economic Speech at Faneuil Hall on Monday

John Kerry will deliver a major speech on Monday, October 1, offering a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class. The speech will be delivered at Faneuil Hall in Boston at noon. Steve LeBlanc reports for AP News: President Bush is leaving a tarnished economic legacy that will haunt the middle class and their […]