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Bush Deal Lets Corporate/Factory Farms Off the Hook on Pollution Fines

The Bush administration has made a deal that will let thousands of factory-style farms off the hook on pollution fines in connection to their role in fouling the air and water with animal excrement. Their claim is that this is being done in exchange for “data to help curb future pollution.” Factory farms are known […]

John Kerry Thanks Supporters in Email: Standing Firm

John Kerry sent out an email today to his over 3 million strong email list at JohnKerry.com, thanking his supporters for their efforts on the Alito filibuster fight. Here’s the text of the email… Yesterday, 25 Democratic Senators joined our effort to filibuster the Alito nomination — that’s more votes to filibuster the Alito nomination […]

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.

SOTU in HD

NBC is the only network scheduled to broadcast the State of the Union Address in high definition. (Of course you can never know for sure. A couple of months ago CBS initially listed a Victoria’s Secret special in standard resolution and, following on line protests, corrected their listing to say it was in HD). The […]

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 […]