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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 […]

David Brooks Misunderstands Harry Reid, and Democracy

In some recent posts I have quoted from David Brooks’ columns, sometimes even favorably. Conservative are right some of the time, and even when wrong are capable of making points worthy of consideration. Today is not one of those days. David Brooks might believe he is being clever when he makes fun of Harry Reid’s […]

Bush Approval Down to 35%

Just when we thought maybe it couldn’t fall much further, CBS has Bush’s approval rating down to 35%. I guess it could get worse–Nixon was down to 27% at this point

Rove Should Lose Security Clearance Under Executive Order 12958

We don’t know yet if Rove will be indicted, and it sure is doubtful that Bush will keep his word and fire him for his role in the leak (and coverup) if not indicted. There is another sanction which the law does call for–removal of Rove’s security clearance. Jonathan Alter discusses this in Newsweek: According […]

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 […]