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Coast Guard Raised Concerns Weeks Ago on Port Deal

During a hearing today on Dubai-owned DP World’s plans to take over operations at six U.S. ports, a disclosure was made that the Coast Guard raised concerns on the deal weeks ago, noting that due to “broad gaps in U.S. intelligence” they could not determine whether a United Arab Emirates-based company seeking a stake in […]

Is Rove Obsessed with Hillary?

Hillary Clinton says Karl Rove has her on his mind a lot these days… Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that President Bush’s chief political strategist Karl Rove “spends a lot of time obsessing about me.” The former first lady and potential presidential contender was reacting during a radio interview to a new book quoting […]

Feinstein to Co-Sponsor the DREAM Act

Senator Dianne Feinstein today announced that she will sign on as a co-sponsor of “The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act,” which would provide qualified undocumented high school students who wish to attend college or serve in the armed forces an opportunity to adjust to a lawful status and pursue these goals. The […]

Waxman Calls for Subpoena of Documents on Halliburton Profits

The NY Times reported this morning that the Army has decided to “reimburse a Halliburton subsidiary for nearly all of its disputed costs on a $2.41 billion no-bid contract to deliver fuel and repair oil equipment in Iraq, even though the Pentagon’s own auditors had identified more than $250 million in charges as potentially excessive […]

Kerry and Akaka Push Government to Honor America’s Commitment to Veterans

Today, Senators Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and John Kerry (D-Mass) questioned the Bush Administration’s efforts to comply with a law increasing federal contracting opportunities for small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. Akaka is the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Kerry is the Ranking Member on the Committee on Small […]

Senator John Kerry to Speak on Security in Northern Ireland

John Kerry, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will visit Northern Ireland on March 5 to deliver a keynote lecture at the University of Ulster. Kerry’s speech will focus on “Security in the 21st Century” and is part of the Tip O’Neill series of peace lectures. Kerry was invited to speak by […]

Hijacked: a PBS Documentary

Last weekend I watched a documentary that I would highly recommend — Hijacked. Hijacked was produced by WGBH in Boston for PBS’s American Experience series. It airs on PBS on tomorrow, Monday February 27, 2006 — check for local listings here. Hijacked takes a look at events thirty-six years ago, that signaled the beginning of […]

Too Much Baggage

Knight Ridder reports that many Democrats fear Hillary Clinton carries “so much baggage that she could drag the party down to defeat” in the 2008 presidential election. party insiders feel that “ominous signs abound” and all combined, they “suggest her campaign would conjure a clash between the lure of Clinton nostalgia and the fear of […]