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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 […]

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 […]

Public Prefers Democratic Party to Republican for Handling Terrorism, Military Security

The Gallup Poll shows that the “Democratic Party enjoys a 15-point lead over the Republicans in overall favorability, 53% vs. 38%”: Since the second half of 2005, Gallup notes “the public’s positive image of the Republican Party began to show signs of decline,” and since April 2006, “the Democrats have maintained a consistently strong advantage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kerry Says Bush SCHIP Budget Cuts Would Harm Children

In a press conference this morning “called to discuss the children’s health insurance bill,” Bush had “tough words for Democrats who he said were going to take health care decisions out of people’s hands and put them into the hands of the government.” He called on Congress to pass his plan on the State Children’s […]

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 […]