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Arhnold Moves Left: Schwarzenegger Seeks Huge Spending Increase in CA

In an absolutely nauseating ploy to stay in the Governor’s office in California after his failed “Special Election” in November Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a massive new spending intiative for “highways, schools, air quality and ports” today. In his second State of the State address, Schwarzenegger proposed a $70 billion bond issue, the biggest in California […]

Bush Takes Suggestions on Iraq?

Bush claimed to that he listened to the suggestions offered by bi-partisan former Secretaries of State and Defense. “It was a unique meeting,” said Frank C. Carlucci, 75, who served as defense secretary under President Ronald Reagan in the late 1980s. “It was all very respectful, but I think people didn’t hesitate to express candid […]

Republicans in the House Look to Replace DeLay

The Abramoff scandal and it’s possible connections to Tom DeLay are starting to take their toll on the Republican members of the House. Friday’s WaPa reports that “an internal battle is underway among House Republicans to permanently replace Rep. Tom DeLay (Tex.) as majority leader and put in place a new leadership lineup that is […]

New Look for The Democratic Daily

We’re starting out the new year here at The Democratic Daily with a new look! I hope everyone likes the new logo and color scheme.

Israeli Politics for The Insane

Robertson: Sharon punished for dividing Israel The Rev. Pat Robertson said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being punished by God for dividing the Land of Israel. Robertson, speaking on the “700 Club” on Thursday, suggested Sharon, who is currently in an induced coma, and former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by an Israeli […]

Israeli Politics for Dummies

As most Americans don’t follow politics in other countries very closely, and the political situation in Israel is even more chaotic than the Santos/McGarry campaign, I thought I’d explain it in terms Americans could understand. I’m speaking purely of the Parliamentary elections–I have no idea how Ariel Sharon’s stroke will impact the relations with Palestinians […]

FISA Court and House Committee Question Bush Wiretaps Without Warrants

Some in the U.S. government are not buying George Bush’s claims that “L’Etat, c’est moi” and are looking to hold him accountable. The Washington Post reports that members of the FISA Court are seeking answers: The members of a secret federal court that oversees government surveillance in espionage and terrorism cases are scheduled to receive […]

Tucker Carlson Calls on Conservatives to Dump Wierdo Hack Grover Norquist

While most right wingers are falling in line to defend Republicans on the Abramoff scandle, there is some division beginning. Tucker Carlson uses the scandle to argue that conservative should dump “weirdos and charlatans and self-interested hacks”like and Grover Norquist: Why were supposedly honest ideological conservatives like Sheldon and Reed and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist […]