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WSJ Sees Prospects for Democratic Congress

Good news for Democrats from The Wall Street Journal: PUBLIC GLOOM lifts Democratic prospects for recapturing Congress. Nearly eight in 10 say “the worst is still ahead” or there’s “a long way to go” for the economy, quadruple those who see better times. Political handicapper Charlie Cook says sour mood could “pop” decisive Senate races […]

John Kerry Campaigns Against Prop. 75 in Los Angeles

John Kerry was in Los Angeles today with Mayor Antonia Villaraigosa to support the fight against the Governator’s Proposition 75. Proposition 75 is a ballot initiative on union dues that could end up depriving union members and working people of having a say in California politics. It would require public employee unions to seek written […]

McClellan Accuses Helen Thomas of Opposing War on Terrorism

McCarthyism is alive and well in the Bush White House. Not only has the Bush Administration used 9/11 to justify their invasion of Iraq, they now are trying to label those who oppose the Iraq War as being opposed to the fight against terrorism. Look at this exchange with Helen Thomas (from Editor & Publisher): […]

Bush Seen as Unsuccessful

A new poll released today says that Bush is seen as an unsuccessful president. I’ve said here a few times he’s moved beyond lame duck status. I believe the Bush presidency has become a cooked goose. Today’s staged, rehearsed press op with the troops in Iraq, sort of shut the oven door on the already […]

The Conservative Crack-Up

Sooner or later, a coalition including everyone from the religious right to big business to libertarians had to collapse. Richard Fineman believes the conservative crack-up is occuring now. The neocons still believe that their position on Iraq was right but “was botched by a Bush team that has turned out to be incompetent, crony-filled, corrupt, […]

Brian Williams Slams the Dress Rehersal

Brian Williams tells it like it happened – today’s dress rehersal before the scheduled telecasted Bush rally with the troops in Iraq… Watch the MSNBC Video here My day, at least editorially, started just after I’d chosen a spot on the couch for the 9:30 a.m. editorial daily planning meeting. I arrived early and was […]

Prosecutor Subpoenas DeLay Phone Records

Breaking news from AP: A Texas prosecutor subpoenaed records for the home telephone of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and the phone of his political campaign Thursday. Also subpoenaed by prosecutor Ronnie Earle were records for two numbers for DeLay’s daughter, Danielle DeLay Ferro.

Kerry: “It’s time for the SBA to start doing their job instead of just talking about it.”

Senator John Kerry released the following statement today on the Small Business Administration’s role in Hurricane Reconstruction: “It’s time for the SBA to start doing their job instead of just talking about it.” Here’s the entire statement from John Kerry, ranking Democrat on the Senate Small Business Committee: “It’s time for the SBA to start […]