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Pat Robertson Goes To Dark Side

Rumor has it that God has does not go along with what Pat Roberson has to say on the 700 Club today about Dover voting out the members of the school board who supported teaching intelligent design/creationism rather than science in science classes: “I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover. If there […]

Senate Passes Kerry Amendment Demanding Accountability on Secret Prisons

As reported earlier today, John Kerry offered an amendment on the Senate Floor calling for “Reports on Clandestine Detention Facilities.” The amendment just passed… Kerry Legislative Victory Forces Administration to Facilitate Congressional Oversight In an overwhelming rebuke to the Bush administration’s attempt to hide alleged CIA secret prisons from Congress, the Senate voted 82-9 today […]

John Kerry Responds to Senator McCain’s Mischaracterization of His Iraq Plan

A short time ago, John Kerry offered a plan for success in Iraq on the Senate Floor. In his Floor Speech, Kerry responded to Senator McCain’s mischaracterization of the Kerry Iraq plan earlier today. In his speech today, Senator McCain failed to recognize concerns previously raised by senior U.S. military commanders and officials as outlined […]

Remarks of Senator John Kerry Introducing the Kerry Iraq Bill

The following is the text of John Kerry’s Floor Speech today introducing his amendment outlining withdrawal from Iraq: Mr. President, later today my Democratic colleagues and I will offer a critical amendment on Iraq. I am pleased to have worked on this amendment and to be a cosponsor. I look forward to participating in the […]

Kerry Introduces “Strategy for Success in Iraq Act” in United States Senate

Speaking a a short time ago on the Senate Floor, John Kerry Introduced the “Strategy for Success in Iraq Act.” The “Strategy for Success in Iraq Act” Would Bring Home 20,000 Troops After Iraq Elections and Demands Benchmarks for Success. Washington, D.C. — This afternoon, Senator John Kerry introduced in the Senate his plan to […]

Democratic Prospects For Control of Congress Increased

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll continues to show declining approval ratings for George Bush (39%) and Republican control of Congress. For the first time the spread for those supporting a Democratic controlled Congress over a Republican control has increased to over ten percent (48% to 37%). In the past I still wasn’t overly hopeful […]

Church Sign

Picure being emailed around. Clearly a fake, but still worth posting for a good laugh.

John Kerry Offers Amendment to Require Reports on Clandestine Detention Facilities

Senator John Kerry just offered an amendment on the Senate floor demanding reports to Congress on the CIA’s now-public secret prisons in Eastern Europe. Here’s a breakdown of the amendment: Purpose: To require reports on clandestine facilities for the detention of individuals captured in the global war on terrorism. The amendment does not shut them […]