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Senator Mary Landrieu on the Ed Schultz Today

I was in the car today and caught this interview on the Ed Schultz Show with Senator Mary Landrieu. It was fascinating and “full of hope” as she said for the people of Louisiana. Landrieu in the Netherlands leading a “delegation of more than 40 Louisiana leaders and experts” as part of an educational exchange […]

Los Angeles – Ground Zero for the Homeless

A report released Thursday provided new details on the Los Angeles area’s homeless population and prompted Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to call the country’s second-largest city the nation’s “capital of homelessness.” The report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority estimated that 82,291 people were homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night […]

Ted Kennedy’s Closing Statement at the Alito Confirmation Hearings

I’ve been trying to assimilate thoughts on the Alito hearings all day today. I’m numb. So much at stake and the religious right seemed to have played a trump card yesterday with the Alito’s wife crying. That said, here’s Ted Kennedy’s closing statement from today. “First, I want to thank our chairman for the fair […]

John Kerry: Bush Administration Owes New Orleans Economic Action, Not Photo Ops

Bush is on a photo op tour as a part “of a series of events to showcase his priorities leading up to the State of the Union address.” Today’s stop was a visit to the “still-ravaged Gulf Coast Thursday after three months away.” Bush said today that he “was committed to rebuilding communities devastated from […]

Feinstein Questions Pentagon About Domestic Surveillance Including Reported Investigation of Student Protest at UCSC

Prompted by recent reports of a “Pentagon investigation” of an anti-war student protest held on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has written to Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld to express her concern about alleged improper domestic surveillance of U.S. citizens on U.S. territory. In a letter to Secretary […]

Biden: The System’s Kind of Broken

Senator Joe Biden was on the Today Show this morning talking about the Alito nomination hearings. The point he made, was what’s the point… “Supreme Court nominees are so mum about the major legal issues at their Senate confirmation hearings that the hearings serve little purpose and should probably be abandoned.” “The system’s kind of […]

John Kerry Says Iran Making “Dangerous” Nuclear Choice

Speaking to reporters in India, John Kerry said Thursday that Iran was making a dangerous choice in pushing ahead with its nuclear ambitions. “Iran has made a dangerous and silly decision of confronting not just the U.S. government but the entire international community,” Kerry told reporters in the southern Indian technology hub of Hyderabad during […]

David Brooks and False Choices

David Brooks manages to sneak false right wing talking points into virtually every discussion. When writing about the Alito hearings he included numerous distorted views of what liberals think. For example: Then there was the old hawk-dove divide. If you listened to Lindsey Graham, a Republican, you heard a man alarmed by the threats posed […]