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John Kerry Lauds Free Power for Farmers in India

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy showing a picture of Nagarjunasagar dam to John Kerry in Hyderabad on Thursday. The Hindu, India’s National Newspaper reports that John Kerry praised the Indian government’s “innovative initiatives in providing free power to farmers, besides creating infrastructure and irrigation facilities.” He also lauded their programs to promote health and education […]

Gonzales to Testify on Domestic Spying

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said today that he will testify publicly at a Senate hearing on the Bush administration’s domestic spying program. Gonzales said he reached an agreement with Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to answer questions about the legal basis for the National Security Agency’s warrantless eavesdropping on telephone […]

Ney Under Pressure to Resign Chairmanship

House Speaker Dennis Hastert is pushing to force Ohio Rep. Bob Ney to resign as chairman of the House Administration Committee. This comes a week after Justice Department documents that linked Ney to the bribery scheme involving convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ney’s committee has jurisdiction over the Republican reform agenda in the wake of the […]

John Kerry Stands Up to Administration Efforts to Weaken Public Right To Know

The Bush administration has proposed serious changes annual Toxic Release Inventory put out by the EPA. I posted a piece about the proposed changes on Monday. Today, while traveling in India (Mumbai), John Kerry praised New England Attorneys General for vowing to fight against the Bush Administration’s proposed changes to the annual Toxic Release Inventory […]

Citing Health Emergency, Senator Feinstein Urges Bush Administration to Solve Medicare Drug Foul-ups

Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) charged that a series of bureaucratic foul-ups by the Bush Administration in setting up the new Medicare prescription drug program is creating a major health emergency in California and other states. Yesterday, California officials ordered emergency action “to cover drug costs for 1 million elderly citizens, many of whom have […]