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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kerry Heads to Iowa on Sunday to Energize Party Activists

John Kerry is scheduled to appear to Iowa on Sunday to raise money for local Iowa candidates and touch base with Democratic party activists. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts is among a half-dozen potential 2008 presidential candidates planning October visits to Iowa, where the precinct caucuses are expected to kick off the nomination run. Kerry, […]

Republican Congress Seeks to Slash Food Aid for Poor

So much for the poverty debate that some thought might happen in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee led by Saxby Chambliss is scheduled to vote on slashes to “food programs for the poor by $574 million and subsidies and conservation programs by $1 billion each.” The plan by Senate […]