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More Secrecy from Cheney’s Office

Vice President Dick Cheney has become known as one who likes to keep secrets. In 2001, when Cheney set up his White House Energy Task Force which facilitated our national energy policy, Cheney refused to disclose the names of oil company and other energy company executives who attended the meetings. More recently we’ve learned that […]

The Culture of Corruption – Republican Style

With the fresh guilty plea from Duke Cunningham today, the WaPo is reporting how “corporations and other wealthy interests have made ever-larger campaign contributions, gifts and sponsored trips part of the culture of Capitol Hill.” Please… Let’s call it what it is, the Culture of Corruption – Republican Style. …the commingling of money and politics […]

Gov. Warner Wants to be Part of the Iraq Debate

In a move that clearly sounded like a man entering the 2008 presidential race, Gov. Mark Warner offered his two cents on the Iraq debate today. The United States needs to set milestones for progress, not a firm withdrawal date, before it can leave Iraq, Virginia governor and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Mark Warner said […]

Kerry’s 1971 Words: How Sadly They Apply to Iraq

Bob Geiger’s has a post on his Yellow Dog Blog that shows the parallels of John Kerry’s April 22, 1971, Fulbright Commisssion testimony to the current situation in Iraq. What is both amazing and profoundly sad is to read back through Kerry’s entire narrative, as I did over the weekend, and see the startling parallels […]

Kerry Questions Administration’s Continued Reliance on Flawed Small Business Data System

Today, John Kerry sent a letter to the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA) asking him to outline what steps the agency would take to ensure the accuracy of a new system for tracking federal subcontracting data. The accuracy of the new system has been questioned by the independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) on […]

Rep. “Duke” Cunningham Pleads Quilty to Conspiracy Charges

Rack up another notch for the growing list of corrupt amongst our Republican leaders. Caught with his hand in the cookie jar, California Rep. “Duke” Cunningham pleaded guilty this morning to “conspiracy and tax charges involving the sale of his home two years ago to a defense contractor at an inflated price.” Admitting to a […]

Bush, In Denial and On a Crusade

Although there have been reports over the past few days that the Pentagon is considering a plan to begin some troop withdrawals from Iraq, Salon’s War Room notes otherwise. Referencing two recent reports, one in the New Yorker and the other in the New York Daily News, Tim Grieve notes that the reports “suggest that […]

Alex Kerry: Capturing the ’04 Campaign

Newsweek has a brief note about two projects in the works by John Kerry’s daughter Alexandra “who campaigned for her father in 33 states.” She has “sold a memoir of the experience to Rodale Books. The book, to be published next year, will be a companion piece to the documentary she’s making from 300 hours […]