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Bikers Take A Stand Against Fred Phelps

It appears that Fred Phelps and his sicko band of members from his Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, who hold anti-gay protests at military funerals, have met their match. Meet the Patriot Guard. Wearing vests covered in military patches, a band of motorcyclists rolls around the country from one soldier’s funeral to another, cheering respectfully […]

Student Has Fun Hanging Out With John Kerry

Early last week a 17 year old student from Quincy, MA had a very, very cool day… Not many 17-year-olds get to spend a day with a former presidential candidate. However, David Finnegan, a North Quincy High School senior, did just that when he shadowed Sen. John Kerry yesterday. ‘‘It was a great experience,’’ Finnegan […]

How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy

Publisher’s Weekly review of Impostor : How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy makes it sound like this is one book which both liberals and true conservatives might find of interest: Liberal commentators gripe so frequently about the current administration that it’s become easy to tune them out, but when Bartlett, […]

Republicans Not Bounded By Reality

The National Jewish Democratic Council has a post on their blog about Republican slurs on both Teresa and John Kerry: “The Republican campaign within the Jewish community in 2004 was often… well, to put it mildly, they didn’t necessarily see themselves as bounded by reality.”

Bush Plans to Veto Legislation to Block Dubai Port Takeover

AP News is reporting that Bush called reporters into his conference room on Air Force One, after returning from a speech in Colorado to address the growing controversy that is”becoming a major headache for the White House.” There has been a ground swell of bipartisan outcry over this deal in the past week (see this […]

Frist to Offer Bill Halting U.S. Port Deal

The bipartisan discontent over the takeover deal of the 6 U.S. ports that involves a UAE owned company, Dubai Port World, keeps growing. Today, Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist called for the Bush administration to “stop a deal permitting a United Arab Emirates company to take over six major U.S. seaports, upping the ante on […]

John Kerry Answers Constituent’s Question

The Patriot Ledger in MA had readers send in questions for Sen. John Kerry to answer at a meeting with Patriot Ledger editors last week. Here are the questions John Kerry responded to: Harbor island LNG terminal David Wentling of Hull: ‘‘What recourse do we have when there is a threat to our national park […]

Dubai Company has More Ties to Bush Administration

As I reported here a few days ago regarding the deal that sets up a Dubai company to take over control of 6 U.S. ports, an executive for Dubai Port World has been tapped for a cushy federal government appointment by the Bush administration. David Sanborn, who runs Dubai Port World’s European and Latin American […]