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Kennedy and Kerry Introduce Amendments To Obtain More Information on Secret Prisons

The New York Times reports on Congressional action to require the Bush Administration to provide Congress with information on the secret prison system extablished by the CIA. This includes amendments introduced by Senators Kennedy and Kerry “that would require the director of national intelligence to provide regular, detailed updates about secret detention facilities maintained by […]

Audio of John Kerry’s Real Security in the Post 9/11 World Speech

Finally, a long awaited audio link for John Kerry’s Real Security in the Post 9/11 World Speech given at the Council on Foreign Relations on December 8th. Listen here. And while you are listening, please consider donating to The Democratic Daily to help us continue to grow!

Kerry Tax Simplification Legislation Will Help Small and High-Tech Businesses

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ — Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today introduced a bipartisan bill to simplify the tax depreciation system for small-business owners and taxpayers nationwide. “While our small businesses were rapidly updating and expanding over the past twenty years, our tax system […]

Woodward a Court Stenographer for the Bush Administration

Howard Fineman is saying more on the lecture circuit than he is usually likely to write. At Drew University in New Jersey he had some comments on Bob Woodward: Howard Fineman, Newsweek’s chief political correspondent, said that the Washington Post’s celebrated journalist Bob Woodward had become a “court stenographer” for the Bush administration. Fineman told […]

House Approves Extension of Patriot Act, Senate Dems Band Together to Block House-Senate Compromise

The House voted today to renew a modified USA Patriot Act to combat terrorism and sent the bill to the Senate. Opponents in the Senate pledged a last-ditch fight against provisions they said would curtail individual liberties. Senator Feingold led the way with a letter signed by Sens. Craig, Durbin, Sununu, Feingold, Murkowski, Salazar, Hagel, […]

Daleks of Mass Destruction?

The British science fiction (and American cult favorite) show Dr. Who features an anti-war Christmas show per reports on various blogs and the BBC. In this anti-war story, the British Prime Minister does not go along with the American President, and reportedly in one scene say, “He is not my boss and he is certainly […]

John Kerry Condemns Iranian President’s Latest Disgusting Statement

Senator John Kerry called for United States to condemn Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today. He made the following statement today in response to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s escalated anti-Israel rhetoric: “From the highest levels of our government, the United States needs to condemn forcefully President Ahmadinejad’s latest reprehensible statement. Silence in the face of hate […]

Bush Acknowledges Faulty Iraq Intelligence but Insists “Stay the Course”

In a speech today at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, Bush “accepted responsibility” for going to war in Iraq, “with faulty intelligence.” However, he firmly defended that decision which has deeply divided the American public and once again uttered his “stay the course” message. “We cannot and will not leave Iraq […]