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Debacle in the House

I don’t know about everyone else but, I’m still speechless over today’s debacle in the House. Chicken Hawks calling War Hawks names… GOP-orchestrated bills that are “pathetic, partisan, political ploy.” How dare Rep. Jean Schimdt say this: At one point in the emotional debate, Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, told of a phone call she received […]

Halliburton Under Investigation; DeLay Aide Pleads Guilty

There may be lots of interesting developments in the courts. Besides Fitzgerald calling a new grand jury, Halliburton is now under investigation. According to the New York Times, “Pentagon investigators have referred allegations of abuse in how the Halliburton Company was awarded a contract for work in Iraq to the Justice Department for possible criminal […]

Kerry on NPR: on Iraq War and Rosa Parks

John Kerry was on NPR’s News & Notes with Ed Gordon today. He talked “about the latest efforts on Capitol Hill to get a clear Iraq war strategy from the White House. He also discusses new legislation to place a statue honoring civil right pioneer Rosa Parks in the capital.” Listen to the interview here.

Fitzgerald Plans New Grand Jury Investigation

There’s been a lot of speculation that this would happen but now its official. Fitzgerald plans to convene a new grand jury to continue the investigation of the Plame leak.

Kerry Responds to Murtha Attacks on the Senate Floor, Debate Rages

John Kerry just delivered a scathing speech on the Senate floor decrying the ‘swift boat’ style attacks on Jack Murtha. The floor speech has facilitated a bit of raging debate between Senator Jon Kyl and John Kerry. The back and forth was quite heated. The following is the text of Kerry’s floor speech: Mr. President, […]

Best Government Employees

The Council for Excellence in Government has identified the top federal officials, at least fictional ones, in an on line poll. America’s favorite TV Fed is Agent Sidney Bristow, played by Jennifer Garner on Alias, receiving 29.6 percent. White House Chief-0f-Staff C.J. Cregg (Allsion Janey) of The West Wing was second at 28.7 percent. Jack […]

John Kerry Responds to Sickening Republican Attacks on Decorated Veteran Rep. Jack Murtha

Rep. John (Jack) Murtha spoke his conscience on the Iraq situation yesterday at a press conference, and introduced “a bill today to start an “immediate redeployment” of U.S. troops out of Iraq, to be completed within six months. Republicans immediately went on the defensive by attempting to ‘swift boat’ Murtha. Republicans pounced, chastising Murtha for […]

Bush’s State by State Approval Still Falling

This month’s 50 state SurveyUSA poll continues to show Bush’s support falling, even in the red states. His approval is now at 50% or higher in only four states: Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Mississippi.