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Byrd Amendment Added to Defense Bill

Senator Robert C. Byrd introduced an amendment on Wednesday to the 2006 Defense Appropriations Bill requiring the Bush administration to reveal how much the Afghanistan and Iraq wars cost. The bill by a unanimous vote of the senators present. Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass, called Byrd “perhaps the most forceful and eloquent and prescient member […]

Senate Breaks With White House on Prisoner Abuse

This is great on so many levels. Not only do we have a measure which deserves to be passed, but we have The Wall Street Journal reporting on Senate Republicans defying the White House: Defying the White House, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to require the Pentagon to set clearer standards for interrogating prisoners and take […]

Alternate Universe

There’s no doubt that Al Gore is a SF geek from his speech today: How many of you, I wonder, have heard a friend or a family member in the last few years remark that it’s almost as if America has entered “an alternate universe”? Yes, it can be called an “alternate universe.” Superman fans […]

Plame Indictments Imminent and Safavian Gets 5

The buzz all around the blogosphere is that indictments in the Plame case are imminent… The D.C. Rumor mill is thrumming with whispers that 22 indictments are about to be handed down on the outed-CIA agent Valerie Plame case. The last time the wires buzzed this loud — that Tom DeLay would be indicted and […]

Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With National Security

Imagine what the Republicans would be saying if this happened under a Democratic President: Oct. 5, 2005 — Both the FBI and CIA are calling it the first case of espionage in the White House in modern history. Officials tell ABC News the alleged spy worked undetected at the White House for almost three years. […]

Kerry Fights to Keep the Heat on for Low Income Families This Winter

As the Bush administration is urging cutbacks on Food Stamps, Medicaid and other aid to poor and low income families, John Kerry is fighting to keep the heat on on this winter for the poor and low income families. With American’s facing record prices for gas, oil, and propane this winter, the Bush administration has […]

Jimmy Carter’s Son Considers Run for Senate

Jimmy Carter’s son, Jack Carter, said he’s considering a run for the Senate in 2006. He cited “unhappiness with the federal government’s handling of Hurricane Katrina” as one his reasons. “I’m more concerned than ever with the way that the country is headed,” said Carter, 58. Carter told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Tuesday’s editions […]

Miers a ‘Tough Cookie’, Who Packed a Smith & Wesson

Once called a “pit bull in 6 inch shoes” by Bush and described by a former employee as “a small-framed woman” who, “we all believed… came through the Marines and maybe ate nails for breakfast because she’s one tough cookie” has been reported to have once packed a “Smith & Wesson revolver as she exercised […]