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Coast Guard Raised Concerns Weeks Ago on Port Deal

During a hearing today on Dubai-owned DP World’s plans to take over operations at six U.S. ports, a disclosure was made that the Coast Guard raised concerns on the deal weeks ago, noting that due to “broad gaps in U.S. intelligence” they could not determine whether a United Arab Emirates-based company seeking a stake in […]

Is Rove Obsessed with Hillary?

Hillary Clinton says Karl Rove has her on his mind a lot these days… Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that President Bush’s chief political strategist Karl Rove “spends a lot of time obsessing about me.” The former first lady and potential presidential contender was reacting during a radio interview to a new book quoting […]

Feinstein to Co-Sponsor the DREAM Act

Senator Dianne Feinstein today announced that she will sign on as a co-sponsor of “The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act,” which would provide qualified undocumented high school students who wish to attend college or serve in the armed forces an opportunity to adjust to a lawful status and pursue these goals. The […]

Waxman Calls for Subpoena of Documents on Halliburton Profits

The NY Times reported this morning that the Army has decided to “reimburse a Halliburton subsidiary for nearly all of its disputed costs on a $2.41 billion no-bid contract to deliver fuel and repair oil equipment in Iraq, even though the Pentagon’s own auditors had identified more than $250 million in charges as potentially excessive […]

Insight: Cheney to Retire After Midterm Elections

I don’t know what to make of this prediction from Insight: Cheney seen retiring after midterm elections. Cheney’s latest poll numbers, as well as the possibliity he will be indicted in the Plame case, make this sound increasingly plausible. If Bush thinks this will help, maybe he should consider what happened after Nixon dumped Spiro […]

Bush Hits New Low

George Bush, most likely the worst President in U.S. history, may set new records for disapproval as he falls towards the level Richard Nixon was at when he was wandering around the White House talking to pictures of former presidents. CBS News shows that Bush’s approval rating is down to 34% (42% last month). Dick […]

Democrats seek special probe of Bush’s NSA program

Reuters reports on a request for a probe of Bush’s domestic spying program: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers have asked President George W. Bush to order a special probe of his domestic spying program, while a Senate Republican readied legislation that would subject the controversial program to judicial review. In a letter released on Monday, […]

Kerry and Akaka Push Government to Honor America’s Commitment to Veterans

Today, Senators Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and John Kerry (D-Mass) questioned the Bush Administration’s efforts to comply with a law increasing federal contracting opportunities for small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. Akaka is the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Kerry is the Ranking Member on the Committee on Small […]