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The DeLay-Abramoff Connection: Follow the Money

The WaPo has a story today that highlights the money connection bewteen Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. Noted is the “steady stream of corporate payments” detailed on a donor list for the The U.S. Family Network that “makes it clear that Abramoff’s long-standing alliance with DeLay was sealed by a much more extensive web of […]

I’m a Soldier, Not a Spy

An OP/ED in the WaPo takes a look at the implications of the domestic warrantless eavesdropping that many may not have thought about. Grant Doty is a lieutenant colonel in the Army who ‘took an oath to defend the United States against all enemies “foreign and domestic”.’ His feeling is “the implication of domestic intelligence-gathering […]

Abramoff to Sing: Name That Tune

It appears that Jack Abramoff is close to making a plea deal with Federal prosecutors. The looming question is… what tune will Jack be singing about whom? Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff are putting the finishing touches on a plea deal that could be announced as early as Tuesday, according to […]

Arhnold is Lobbying for CA Dem Votes

After a year of being stung by his own initiatives, Arhnold is holding out an olive branch to Democratic voters in California. Offering an unexpected election-year gift to 650,000 California students and their parents, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will ask the Legislature to cancel a hefty fee increase scheduled for next year at the state’s public […]

John Kerry to Visit Pakistan in January

A Pakistani news source is reporting that John Kerry will visit Pakistan in January. New York:– US Senator and former democratic party’s presidential candidate John Kerry would visit Pakistan and earthquake hit areas of Azad Kashmir next year, it is learnt through reliable sources. During his almost one week trip he would visit India, Pakistan, […]

Bush and the Economy

An Editorial in today’s WaPo cites that the economic picture over the past year is not as rosey as it could be. The problems, the WaPo says, lie with stagnant wages for workers and Bush’s tax cuts, among other things… Here’s a quip: Finally, the signs that market forces may be making it hard for […]

Democrats: DHS Hasn’t Fulfilled Promises

The Department of Homeland Security showed itself as lacking and failing in many ways during the Hurricane Katrina disaster a few months ago. A report released today by House Democrats shows that the Department of Homeland Security has failed to fulfill 33 of its own pledges to better protect the nation. The report concludes that […]

Happy Holidays To All!

To all our friends here at The Democratic Daily — Happy Holidays! I know many of our readers visit JohnKerry.com on a regular basis, but for those who not seen the holiday message from the Kerry’s, here it is: In 2005, as our nation remained at war and our world was battered by earthquakes, tsunamis, […]