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Toxic Leftovers

What do you get when a category 4 Hurricane tears up New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and the EPA is in charge of monitoring the clean up of toxic waste? Toxic Leftovers. Floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina deposited arsenic, lead and petrochemical compounds across greater New Orleans in amounts that are potentially dangerous to human […]

South Dakota Senate Passes Abortion Ban

And so it begins… Legislation meant to prompt a national legal battle targeting Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, was approved Wednesday by the South Dakota Senate, moving the bill a step closer to final passage. The measure, which would ban nearly all abortions in the state, now returns to the […]

Bush’s Donnybrook

MSNBC reports that the Dubai Port takeover deal is “an emerging headache” for Bush: President Bush’s marquee issue, the war on terrorism, is being used against him by Democrats and rebelling members of his own party in a donnybrook that may prove to be a major headache in an election year. In a sign of […]

Flashback to the 2004 Election Cycle on Port Security: John Kerry Was Right

The DSCC released information about Republican Senators and port security earlier today, see my post here. There’s a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about this deal, on the left and the right. Ron pointed out in the comments below, that conservative blog was calling Democrats “newly security conscious.” However, that is certainly not the […]

Feinstein: Ports ‘Ought to be Governmentally Operated’

Senator Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that “it was fortunate that California’s major ports are run differently than the six big ports on the East and Gulf coasts embroiled in controversy over whether their shipping operations should be taken over by a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates.” “My reaction is that it is a […]

Rep. Jane Harman Says White House Nixed NSA Briefing

Rep. Jane Harman a leading House Democrat said on Tuesday that “a top intelligence official was prepared to brief the House of Representatives intelligence committee about President George W. Bush’s domestic spying program last December but was stopped by White House Chief of Staff Andy Card.” Harman said “she and fellow Democrats on the panel […]

Exposing the Truth About the Republicans Opposing the Dubai Port Deal

While it’s a good thing that there has been a bipartisan outcry on the Dubai Ports World deal, the DSCC has just released information about Republican Senate members who are speaking out about the deal but have been opposed to past efforts to secure America’s ports. Republicans Opposing Dubai Deal Have Long Opposed Efforts To […]

White House Claims Bush in the Dark About Dubai Port Deal

Here we go again… How many times have we heard this tired old line from the Bush administration, that “Bush didn’t know”? A breaking news story reports that the White is now claiming that Bush “unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations” and he was in the dark “until the deal already had been […]