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John Kerry leaves for 12-day trip to Mideast, Asia and Europe

In late December I posted that John Kerry was scheduled to make a trip to the Middle East this month. AP News reports that Kerry left today. Sen. John Kerry left Monday for a 12-day overseas trip to the Middle East, Asia and Europe where he will focus on issues ranging from the war in […]

Iraq: Hell No, We Won’t Go

It seems that more than a few reserve soldiers have failed to report for duty after being called up for either Iraq or Afghanistan. The message of not showing up for duty, seems to be a clear tone of “Hell no, we won’t go.” Today, the Army began moves to expel dozens of reserve soldiers […]

Ney Likely To Be Indicted

Gannett News Service reports that Bob Ney is likely to “be indicted in an ongoing public corruption scandal, according to a fellow Republican congressman, Jim McCrery of Louisiana.” Ney has been linked by prosecutors to Jack Abramoff, a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to charges this week that include mail fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy […]

A New Year’s Resolution for America

I just received this by email from Josh Swanson, the sound guy on the Ed Schultz Show. It’s worthy of sharing here, and Josh asked in his email that people pass it along (see the link below for Josh’s Blog)… A New Year’s Resolution for America I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions, […]

Alito Says “A Good Judge has No Agenda”

Alito told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that “A judge can’t have any agenda, a judge can’t have any preferred outcome in any particular case, and a judge certainly doesn’t have a client.” No doubt the Senators on the Judiciary Committee would like to believe him, and “God” knows that Bush certainly wants them and […]

Dianne Feinstein’s Opening Statement at the Alito Nomination Hearing

The following is the opening statement from Senator Dianne Feinstein at today’s Alito nomination hearings: “I’m one who believes that your appointment is the pivotal appointment, and because you replace Sandra Day O’Connor, and because she was the fifth vote on 148 cases, you well could be a very key and decisive vote. During these […]

Ted Kennedy to Publish Children’s Book: “My Senator and Me”

Ted Kennedy is publishing a children’s book for Scholastic Inc. Kennedy’s co-protagonist in the book is his Portuguese Water Dog, Splash. According to Scholastic, Kennedy was inspired to write “My Senator and Me: A Dogs-Eye View of Washington, D.C.” from his work with a Washington-based reading program, “Everybody Wins!” The book “not only takes readers […]

Blogging the Alito Nomination Hearings

The WaPo has a blog covering the Alito nomination hearings. I posted some quips from Ted Kennedy’s opening statement below… the WaPo Blog has commentary on all of opening statments from all the Senators on the Judiciary Committee and some video clips of various opening statements. We’ll have more Alito coverage as the day continues…