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53% of Americans Feel Bush Deliberately Misled Country on Iraq WMD

A new Gallup Poll shows that the partisan divide is still “enormous,” but “Independents now aligning much more with Democrats.” That’s just one aspect of the poll published in E&P today. The Gallup Poll, conducted in late January, “reveals that just 39% of Americans approve of the way President Bush is handling Iraq, with 58% […]

Timing Is Everything: Libby’s Trial Set for January 07

They say timing is everything… And, in the case of Republican’s, the Republican controlled Noise Machine and even trials involving Republican’s and CIA Leaks, it’s always better to make sure nothing happens before an election cycle is complete. After all we would not want to unduly influence any voters… District Judge Reggie B. Walton said […]

Update: Bush’s Rush to War in Iraq Revealed in Bush – Blair Meeting Memo

Late last night I posted a piece about the new story from the U.K. that revealed that Bush and Blair met nearly 2 months before the invasion of Iraq and “Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second UN resolution and even if UN inspectors found no […]

Pat Roberts: Bush Can Spy

Here we go… So much for anything coming out of hearings on Bush’s secret NSA domestic spying program… Senate Intel Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said today that “the Bush administration’s domestic spying is within the president’s inherent power under the Constitution,” and he rejected the outcry of criticism that “Congress was kept in the dark […]

Bush’s Health Plan: Lopsided

An editorial in today’s N.Y. Times calles Bush’s health plan: Lopsided. The Times says that Bush’s tax-free health savings accounts “favor the healthy and wealthy at the expense of the poor and chronically sick.” No small surprise is it, from the gang that just cut “entitlements” for the poor in our country. Editorial: The Lopsided […]

Kerry, Hagel, Reed, Lieberman Call On President Bush to Reject Proposals to Cut Uniformed Forces

Bi-partisan group urges President to increase Army and Marine Corps end strength, preserve reserve forces. WASHINGTON – Today Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) along with Senators Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) sent a letter to President Bush urging him to reject any proposal that will cut the number of troops in […]

Bono Speaks the Truth to Power

Yesterday I posted about Bono speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. The purpose of his speech was to ask the U.S. to increase their aid to the poor. Last night I thought to myself, that there was some sad irony in the timing of Bono’s speech, it occured the day after the […]