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The Public’s Disenchantment

No one says it better than Thomas Oliphant… In his Friday column in the Boston Globe, Oliphant picks apart Bush’s poor showing in the polls (see Ron’s earlier post on the polls), his speech today and the “public’s disenchantment with this mess .” Here’s a few quips: SINCE WE ALL know — from President Bush […]

Terror Alert in NYC or Not?

Something funny is going on with this one… Mayor Bloomberg held a national press conference saying they had received a specific threat and then Homeland Security said there was no credible threat. “This is the first time we have had a threat with this level of specificity,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a nationally televised […]

No Immunity for Rove

He can’t worm his way out… Federal prosecutors have accepted an offer from presidential adviser Karl Rove to give 11th hour testimony in the case of a CIA officer’s leaked identity but have warned they cannot guarantee he won’t be indicted, according to people directly familiar with the investigation. It’s reported that “Rove has already […]

Democrats Seek Probe into Agency Spending

Following up on last week’s conclusion by the GAO that “that the Education Department engaged in illegal “covert propaganda” by hiring Armstrong Williams to endorse the No Child Left Behind Act without requiring him to disclose he was paid,” Democratic senators (Kennedy, Lautenberg, Kerry and Dorgan) “pressed today for a criminal fraud investigation of the […]

John Kerry on Bush Speech and President’s Attacks on Critics

John Kerry issued the following statement in response to Bush’s speech on Iraq, today: “Today, the White House promised a “major address” and “unprecedented detail” on Iraq. Yet once again President Bush chose old truisms over the new answers that are needed. Every American agrees we must win the war on terror, but after today’s […]

“Smear Boat” Veterans File Publicity Stunt Lawsuit

They are at it again… those “Smear Boat” Veterans who are shills for the Republican Party. One would think that the Republican Party is in enough hot water right now (corruption, cronyism, scandals) and these fools would know better than to start dredging around for more publicity for their lost cause. But NO… Carlton Sherwood […]