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Different Leaders Get Different Receptions in India

In January, The Democratic Daily followed the news as John Kerry made his way through India, Pakistan and the Middle East on a twelve day trip. It’s interesting to note the mass protests in India today in the wake of Bush’s first visit to the world’s largest democracy. There were no protests when John Kerry […]

Bush Delays Action on Flu Risk

With recent news that Bush failed to take seriously warnings about the risk of civil war in Iraq or Katrina, Democrats now fear that Bush is doing enough about the risk of an influenza pandemic which many have been warning about. The New York Times reports: The Bush administration announced Tuesday that it was buying […]

John Kerry on the New Katrina Revelations and Video

As Ron reported here a short time ago, AP has reported today that Bush ignored warnings on Katrina. The evidence is damning — watch the video here. The Democratic Daily just received the following statement from John Kerry on his reaction to the news and video: “The President knew what he said was unknowable, and […]

Feinstein and Kyl Introduce Tough New Legislation Criminalizing the Construction or Financing of Border Tunnels

As the discussion of national security has recently come to a head over the ports takeover issue, today, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) introduced tough new legislation that would criminalize the act of constructing or financing a tunnel or subterranean passage such as the tunnels recently found at the Mexican border. These […]

Bush Ignored Warnings on Katrina

Stories have been out for a long time on how Bush ignored warnings on 9/11. We just reported on Knight Ridder’s story on Bush ignoring warnings on the risk of civil war. AP reports today that Bush ignored warnings on Katrina: In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his […]

Bush Was Warned of Risk of Civil War

From Knight Ridder: U.S. intelligence agencies repeatedly warned the White House beginning more than two years ago that the insurgency in Iraq had deep local roots, was likely to worsen and could lead to civil war, according to former senior intelligence officials who helped craft the reports. Among the warnings, Knight Ridder has learned, was […]

Kerry Legislation Creates an Inspector General to Reign in “Culture of Corruption”

Today, John Kerry demanded an independent oversight of Congress. Kerry, taking direct aim at ending the culture of corruption in Washington, introduced new legislation to “establish an independent Congressional Inspector General to investigate violations of the law and ethics rules by Members of Congress and Congressional staff.” “We have to restore the faith of the […]

Landrieu, Kerry to Hold Administration Accountable on Disaster Loan Program

RisingFromTheRuin Blog on MSNBC reports today that the SBA “loan program leaves lives in limbo” and then they go on to say, in a nutshell that the SBA is doing the best they can under the circumstances… “The SBA has been approving disaster loans at an unprecedented pace,” says SBA Administrator Hector Barreto. I’m not […]