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Obama and Waxman on The Ed Schultz Show Today

The Ed Schultz Show had some great interviews today. Barack Obama was on talking about “his recent trip to Iraq and ethics reform in Congress.” Listen here. Henry Waxman was on talking about “the ethics scandals and Democratic proposals to fix it.” Listen here. And… Joe Leiberman was on talking about a few different issues […]

Democrats Take On the Republican ‘Culture of Corruption’

Congressional Democrats laid out their plan today, to change the Republican “culture of corruption” in Washington. The WaPo’s report of the plan, through in once again the false meme that Democrats are wrestling with “ethics charges against their own lawmakers,” although it’s quite clear at this point that this is a Republican dominated issue. The […]

Waxman: Republican Controlled Congress Fails to Investigate Bush Wrongdoing

Rep. Henry A. Waxman released new reports today examining the failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to investigate wrongdoing by the Bush Administration. Waxman asserts that the Republican-controlled Congress takes a very different approach toward oversight than the approach taken by the Republican-controlled Congress during the Clinton Administration. An additional report released in 2001 documents numerous […]

John Kerry Wraps Up Twelve-Day Middle East Trip Meeting with Troops and Government Officials in Iraq

John Kerry is in Iraq today, winding down his 12-day trip throughout the Middle East and Asia. On the trip, Kerry has been focusing on the ongoing war in Iraq, the war on terror, the Middle East peace process, global health crises, and America’s competitiveness in the global economy. In Iraq, Kerry’s itinerary will focus […]

Obama’s Got Hillary’s Back

Senator Barack Obama has got Hillary Clinton’s back today… Obama stepped up on CNN’s “American Morning” to defend Hillary Clinton’s remarks describing the House of Representatives as a “plantation.” Obama said he “felt her choice of words referred to a “consolidation of power” in Washington that squeezes out the voters.” The senator told CNN’s “American […]

John Kerry Begins Two Day Assessment of Iraq

John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today for a two-day assessment of post-war Iraq. Kerry met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani at the Presidential Palace, in the secure ‘green zone’ area of Baghdad, Iraq.