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Senators Bill Nelson, John Kerry Aim to Curb Increases In Medicare Premiums for Seniors

Today, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, announced a new measure aimed at eliminating a double-digit premium increase that seniors covered by Medicare will face in 2007. Senator John Kerry is a co-sponsor. Medicare is the federal government-run program that insures some 40 million people age 65 and over. But since 2000, its monthly premiums have […]

John Kerry on Bush’s Tax Reform

If we want reform, we need to put fairness, opportunity and simplicity first. That means ending the tax shift from wealth to work. It means ridding the tax code of wasteful loopholes and giveaways. It means valuing education and other investments that create opportunity.

Dianne Feinstein on Bush Tax Panel’s Recommendations

I’m not a home owner, but I do live in Southern CA. There’s grumblings in the air here, about Bush’s tax panel recommendations. Senator Dianne Feinstein sent out the following statement today on Bush Tax Panel’s recommendations – she does a great job of explaining what Bush’s recommendations will cost Californians: – Recommendations would cost […]

John Kerry Leads Push to Lower Cost of Small Business Loans

Senator John Kerry sent a letter today to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees asking that they retain two amendments to lower fees on small businesses loans in their conference report funding the Small Business Administration (SBA). Also signing the letter were nine other senators who share Kerry’s concerns that the Bush Administration has dramatically […]

Jimmy Carter: White House Misled U.S. on Iraq

Speaking on the Today Show, this morning, Jimmy Carter said “the Bush Administration’s prewar claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction were “manipulated, at least” to mislead the American people.” The decision to go to war was the culmination of a long-term plan to attack Iraq that resulted from the first President Bush […]

John Kerry: Let’s DEMAND A Detailed Plan in Iraq

Last week John Kerry delievered a speech at Georgetown U and called for the Bush administration to bring 20,000 troops home by the holidays. Today, John Kerry sent out the following email, asking his supporters to help demand that Bush puts forward a detailed plan on Iraq: No more shell games. No more false reports […]

November 2, 2005 – One Year Later: What a Stronger Country We Could Have Been

It is hard to believe that some people still think that George W. Bush is doing a good job as president. Why haven’t some people finally seen the light? We’ve heard references to Voter’s Remorse occasionally in the news, yet, some still stubbornly cling to the wrong-minded views perpetuated by the Bush administration and MSM. […]

John Kerry’s Eulogy of Rosa Parks

Senator John Kerry’s delivered a beautiful eulogy at the funeral of Rosa Parks today at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. The following is the text of the eulogy: Senator John Kerry – Eulogy of Rosa Parks Detroit, Michigan November 2, 2005 – As prepared for delivery “When I met Rosa Parks, I was […]