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John Kerry on the Confirmation of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court

As I posted earlier, Alito is a done deal. Some valiant Democratic Senators stood and fought the good fight, on the Alito nomination and grassroots/netroots activists around the country rallied behind the call to fight that was issued last week by John Kerry. Below is a statement by Senator John Kerry on the confirmation of […]

John Kerry Highlights Bush Record on Small Business in a Prebuttal to the SOTU

For America’s small businesses, the Bush Administration remains a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” said Kerry. “No matter how many scripted taxpayer-funded political events they stage, the Administration can’t hide from the fact that President Bush is slashing resources for small businesses. Since taking office, the President has slashed the Small Business Administration’s budget 50 percent, raised fees on small business loans, abandoned small businesses walloped by Katrina, and chosen tax policies that leave behind the majority of small businesses.

A Done Deal: Alito

We tried, the valiant Democrats in the Senate tried… The Senate voted 58-42 to confirm Alito. All but one of the Senate’s majority Republicans voted for his confirmation, while all but four of the Democrats voted against Alito. That is the smallest number of senators in the president’s opposing party to support a Supreme Court […]

In The Blogosphere Today

There’s a couple of great posts I ran across in the blogosphere this morning that are worth a read… Bonddad, who posts quite a bit of economic news on DemBloggers, writes today that we are in the midst of a Savings Crisis… Savings are at the worst level since 1933. Peter Daou of the Daou […]

John Kerry on the Passing of Coretta Scott King

As reported in the post below, Coretta Scott King, widow of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has passed away. Below is a statement from Senator Kerry on the death of Coretta Scott King: “Coretta Scott King was a role model and a leader for all America. She endured threats, bias, violence and ultimately the loss […]

Coretta Scott King Dies at 78

Coretta Scott King, widow of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. She was 78. Coretta Scott King turned “a life shattered by her husband’s assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality.” After her husband’s assassination in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, she kept his dream alive while […]

Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps

Look for the NSA domestic spying issue to heat up in the next few days, after the SOTU aka State of The Mess We’re In speech from Bush tomorrow night. Here’s a taste of what we can expect… Russ Feingold charged yesterday that A.G. Alberto R. Gonzales misled the Senate last year during his confirmation […]

The Democratic Daily Salutes Senators Kerry and Kennedy, et al

Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy stood today and led a valiant fight against the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. That fight was a fight for the rights of the little people. The fight is not over… We will continue to stand against the oppressive leadership that currently rules on the Hill. […]