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Go Figure: DeLay Lands Spot on House Appropriations Committee

Let me just preface this with WTF? There is no end to the finagling that this crowd of corrupt cronies do to show their loyalty to one of their kings of corruption… Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay, forced to step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House, scored a soft landing Wednesday as GOP […]

More on Social Security Reform Snuck into Bush’s 2007 Budget

He couldn’t win any support for Social Security reform on the road last year and he barely gave it a mention during the SOTU, but as I mentioned here last night, Bush’s 2007 budget plan includes cut to Social Security Survivor’s benefits and Disability benefits as well. But that’s not all — oh no… We […]

Senators Feinstein, Collins and Snowe Seek to Guarantee Seniors Don’t Lose Coverage for Their Prescription Drugs

One problem with the Medicare prescription drug program (Medicare Part D) is that seniors might find themselves enrolled in a plan which does not cover prescription medications they have been receiving. The largest problem along these lines which I’ve encountered so far has been with patients who have been on both Medicare and Medicaid. In […]

Bush Found Guilty of War Crimes

The International Commission on Crimes Against Humanity has found that George Bush is guilty of “a war of aggression against Iraq in violation of international law, including The Nuremberg Principles, Geneva Conventions of 1949, the United Nations Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, the Bush Administration has committed war crimes […]

Feinstein and Harman Stress Importance of CRS Intelligence Reports to Help Oversight By Congress

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jane Harman both of CA, wrote Congressional Research Director Daniel P. Mulhollan to stress the importance of research reports by the CRS on intelligence matters to help provide Members of Congress an accurate understanding of the legality, policy implications, and history of various intelligence policies and activities. Senator Feinstein is […]

Kerry Asks Pentagon to Clarify that America Will Not Have Permanent Military Presence in Iraq

The following statement, and text of letter, has been released by Senator Kerry’s office: WASHINGTON – Today Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) sent a letter to General Peter Pace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asking him to clearly and publicly state that there will be no permanent American military bases in Iraq. Earlier […]

Bring Back the Happy Warriors

I’ll have to side with Andrew Sullivan here on his criticism of a quote from Richard Durbin. The New York Times has an article questioning whether Democrats might be missing an opportunity to gain against Republicans. Should Democrats concentrate on Republican scandals and policy failings, or do more to get out their message: Some Democrats […]

A Cutthroat Lie

Boston Globe columnist, Derrick Z. Jackson, calls Bush today on “a cutthroat lie.” BUSH said in his State of the Union address, ”we strive to be a compassionate, decent, hopeful society.” The next day, he and his fellow Republicans ambushed the poor. The majority-Republican House last week narrowly passed $39 billion in budget cuts for […]