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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 […]

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 […]

Kerry and Nine Democratic Senators Push for Military Pay Increase That Exceeds Bush’s Proposal

The WaPo is a little slow in reporting this, but I’m glad to see that they are giving this some coverage. The Democratic Daily first reported the news that John Kerry was leading a “10-Senator effort to increase the pay for servicemembers” on Thursday. The story quickly gained attention in the liberal blogosphere with Atrios, […]