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Bush’s Dead Cat Bounce

The Harris Poll provides further evidence that Bush’s popularity remains low, despite frequent claims from his supporters that his polling numbers are improving. The Harris Poll shows his current job approval at 40%. This is up from his low in November 2005 of 34% but the trend is not favorable, with a decrease from 43% […]

Health Savings Accounts Will Increase Number Of Uninsured

Not only will Health Savings Accounts worsen health care by reducing preventative care and routine care of chronic diseases, a new study shows the plans will also increase the number of Americans without insurance: A new analysis by one of the nation’s leading health economists finds that the Administration’s proposals to expand tax breaks for […]

It’s Time For Cheney To Go

Bob Herbert says, Mr. Vice President, It’s Time to Go: Mr. Cheney is arrogant, defiant and at times blatantly vulgar. He once told Senator Patrick Leahy to perform a crude act upon himself. A vice president who insists on writing his own rules, who shudders at the very idea of transparency in government, whose judgment […]

Whittington Just “An Acquaintance”

During the interview on Fox tonight Cheney called Harry Whittington “an acquaintance.” Not a friend, just “an acquaintance.” I hear shades of “I don’t know Jack” here… The WaPo is already spinning the spin on the acquaintance meme here. Mind you Cheney and Whittington have been acquaintances for “about 30 years” after meeting in Vail.

Cheney Takes the Blame, ‘Unapologetic’ and Admits to a Beer in Fox Interview

Well this is all so special… Dick Cheney’s interview this evening with Brit Hume revealed very little new information on the shooting incident on Saturday. E&P reported earlier today that Brit Hume in an interview Fox’s Shepard Smith, disclosed some of the unaired footage and Hume said Cheney was “utterly unapologetic” about the reporting lag […]

Support Senate Resolution 350: Domestic Wiretapping is Not Authorized

As Ron reported earlier the “NSA privacy violations may be worse than previously reported.” On January 20, Senators Ted Kennedy and Patrick Leahy submitted the Senate Resolution 350 to the Senate; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. In an email Senator Kennedy asks for our support of Senate Resolution 350: Once again, […]

Buckeyes Reject Intelligent Design

From AP: The Ohio Board of Education voted 11-4 Tuesday to delete a science standard and correlating lesson plan that encourages students to seek evidence for and against evolution. Critics had called the material an opening to teach intelligent design, which holds that life is so complex it must have been created by a higher […]

NSA Privacy Violations May Be Worse Than Previously Reported

UPI warns that the warantless surveillance might be even worse than initial reports: A former NSA employee said Tuesday there is another ongoing top-secret surveillance program that might have violated millions of Americans’ Constitutional rights. Russell D. Tice told the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations he has concerns […]