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House Catholic’s Make a Stand

Fifty-five House Democrats issued a joint statement on Tuesday on the “central role that the Catholic faith plays in their public lives.” The statement comes as many Democrats are “still reeling from the attacks on Sen. John F. Kerry’s brand of Roman Catholicism during the 2004 presidential race.” The signers said they “were fed up […]

Kerry Calls on Bush Administration to Boost Gulf Coast Recovery

The WaPo reported today that “despite Mardi Gras,” New Orleans is “still struggling.” That’s no small surprise to John Kerry who has fighting for the Bush administration to boost Gulf Coast recovery for months. Again, today John Kerry called on the Bush administration to step up to the plate and do what needs to be […]

Medicare Drug Plan Proves a Bitter Pill for Seniors

Last Friday’s Boston Herald featured a very informative OP/ED on the controversial Medicare Drug Plan, by Teresa Heinz Kerry and Jeffrey Lewis. Ron has some coverage on the Medicare Drug Plan today here. Drug plan proves a bitter pill for seniors By Teresa Heinz Kerry and Jeffrey Lewis Friday, February 24, 2006 Even for Washington, […]

Senate Rules Committee Approves Feinstein Measure to Reform Earmark Process

Today, the Senate Rules Committee unanimously approved a proposal by Senator Dianne Feinstein to require 60 votes for any provision (earmark or otherwise) added to conference report that is not contained in the original Senate or House version of the bill. The approved measure was part of a larger package on lobby reform that was […]

Drug Prices Rise Under Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Democrats are looking closely at problems with the Medicare drug program including enrollment difficulties and delays in reimbursement to pharmacies. Perhaps the most alarming problem is the increase in drug prices since the plan began last month: Prices for some of the most popular medicines used by seniors have jumped an average of 4 percent […]

John Kerry on the Nomination of David Sanborn to Head Maritime Administration

The Senate Commerce Committee’s Hearing on the takeover of 6 U.S. ports by Dubai Ports Word, is under full swing today. A live stream of the hearing is available here. John Kerry was the first to make an opening statement today. Among his many concerns on the deal are port security, which has been an […]

US Lacked Plan For Rebuilding Iraq

The Washington Times reports on a government report which doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know: The Bush administration never drew up a comprehensive plan for rebuilding Iraq after the March 2003 invasion, which contributed to a severe shortage of skilled federal workers in Baghdad and to the mismanagement of the country’s oil money, […]

Troops Deceived About Reasons For War

Having a captive audience makes must make it easier to sell claims which have been totally refuted as nonsense. A new Zogby Poll shows that many are risking their lives based upon lies: The wide-ranging poll also shows that 58% of those serving in country say the U.S. mission in Iraq is clear in their […]