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Far Right Republicans Return To Their Roots

Those in control of the Republcan Party today are those who were on the fringe in the not too distant past. They have far more in common with the Birchers, KKK, and neo-Nazis than with traditional Republicans. With their support eroding they are falling back to their old tactics to maintain their base, as we […]

Bush Authorized Spying on Americans

While Bush claims to be spreading democracy to justify his actions in Iraq, the New York Times reports on yet another of his actions to decrease liberty at home: Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search […]

Congress doesn’t see same intelligence as president

A nonpartisan congressional research agency report reviewed by Knight Ridder shows that the Bush Administration claims that Congress had access to the same intelligence information as the White House were untrue: President Bush and top administration officials have access to a much broader ranger of intelligence reports than members of Congress do, a nonpartisan congressional […]

ACTION ALERT: Stop the Senate From Slipping Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Language Into the Defense Appropriations Bill

From the Sierra Club: It’s been a long battle to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil companies and their allies in Congress. Today the fight has taken yet another unbelievable turn. In a desperate last-minute effort to pass widely opposed legislation, a group of Senators led by Senator Stevens from Alaska — the […]

Republican Convicted in Phone Jamming Scandal

From PoliticsNH.com (email alert): CONCORD – A federal jury found Republican consultant Jim Tobin guilty on two counts of telephone harassment and innocent in the much harsher conspiracy charge all relating to the 2002 Election Day phone jamming scandal.

John Kerry Jokes About Impeachment, Some Bloggers Don’t Get It

Despite all the stereotypes in the press we are learning once again what we already knew–John Kerry has a sense of humor. When in small groups with friends he talks just like we do, in this case questioning why if Clinton was impeached for misleading the country, Bush might not be impeached for the same […]

John Kerry: Romney Should Focus on Massachusetts

Governor Mitt Romney confirmed last night that Massachusetts yesterday pulled out of a landmark multistate pact to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from Northeast power plants. Rhode Island has also dropped out of the pact, according to two government officials involved in the negotiations. In a statement today on Romney’s decision John Kerry said: Romney Should […]

Feinstein Announces Opposition to Labor/HHS Conference Report

– Bill fails to adequately fund health, education, and workforce programs – Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced she would oppose the FY06 Labor/HHS Conference Report. Senator Feinstein criticized the bill for cutting total health funding by $466 million, cutting total education funding by $59 million, and slashing millions of dollars […]