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Enron Trial Starts Monday

While the Alito filibuster is now dominating our attention, something else will be happening on Monday. Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling go on trial for their roles in the Enron scandal.

The Democratic Party in Thirty Seconds

Hotline reports on Howard Dean being asked to describe what the Democratic Party stands for in thirty seconds by Katie Couric. Dean’s response (which made it into the thirty second time frame): “One: American jobs that will stay in America, using energy independence to generate those jobs. Two: a strong national defense based on telling […]

John Kerry Supports Filibuster on Nomination of Judge Alito

This just in… The Official Statement from John Kerry’s office on the filibuster of Samuel Alito: “I support a filibuster of Judge Alito’s nomination. Judge Alito’s confirmation would be an ideological coup on the Supreme Court. We can’t afford to see the Court’s swing vote, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, replaced with a far-right ideologue like […]

Kennedy Backs Kerry in Filibuster of Alito

I’ve just received the official statement from Senator Kennedy’s office – Kennedy Supports Kerry on the Filibuster of Alito… KENNEDY ON HIS DECISION TO SUPPORT A FILIBUSTER ON NOMINATION OF JUDGE ALITO Other than voting to send our men and women to war, there is no more important vote in the Senate than our vote […]

John Kerry on the Results of the Palestinian Elections

John Kerry released the following statement today, on the announcement of the results of Palestinian elections: “The victory by Hamas in the Palestinian elections has forced a critical moment of truth for Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Make no mistake, Hamas is a terrorist organization that has committed horrific acts of violence against Israelis. Hamas […]

More on Kerry Backing Filibuster

UPDATE: CNN now reports this story: Sen. Kerry calls for filibuster of Alito, as first reported here… As Ron just reported a short time ago, William Pitt has reported at Democratic Underground that John Kerry “is supporting a filibuster.” I have confirmed through my sources that both John Kerry and Ted Kennedy spoke up yesterday […]

Bush Defends Domestic Spying and Takes bin Laden Seriously

“If you or officials in your administration believe that FISA, or any law, does not give you enough authority to combat terrorism, you should propose changes in the law to Congress,” wrote Sens. Harry Reid, Edward Kennedy, Richard Durbin and Russ Feingold. “You may not simply disregard the law.”

Kerry Backing Filibuster per William Pitt

William Pitt is reporting at Democratic Underground that Kerry is supporting a filibuster. Pitt writes: “Kerry is now publicly in support of a filibuster and he is currently working with colleagues in the Senate to get the necessary support – 41 votes.” Kerry has previously pledged to support a filibuster if Row v. Wade was […]