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House Republican Leaders Gearing Up for A Vote to Kill Port Deal

The White House may lose the battle to hold off legislation challenging Dubai Ports World acquisition of operations at 6 major U.S. ports. House Republican leaders have agreed to allow a vote next week that could kill the ports deal. Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) will attach legislation to block the deal today to […]

Democrats’ Data Mining Stirs an Intraparty Battle

In a private effort on to garner more voter information, Harold Ickes and George Soros are stepping up in what appears to some to be a challenge Howard Dean and DNC. A group of well-connected Democrats led by a former top aide to Bill Clinton is raising millions of dollars to start a private firm […]

Democrats Help Small Businesses with Health Insurance

Democrats offer small business health bill WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Democrats, led by Dick Durbin, D-Ill., introduced legislation Tuesday they say will help small businesses offer health insurance to employees. The Democrats, in a release, said they plan to offer their measure as an alternate to a bill offered by Sen. Mike […]

Four Vermont Towns Back Bush Impeachment

Talks of impeachment have gone local, including to four small rural Vermont towns… You got to love those proud Yankees (sorry, not the baseball team)… In a white-clapboard town hall, built circa 1832, voters gathered Tuesday to conduct their community’s business and to call for the impeachment of President Bush. “In the U.S. presently there […]

Senators Reid and Feinstein Call on Bush to Protect America’s Energy Security

On the eve of a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Senator Dianne Feinstein called on President Bush to take greater steps to make America energy independent and secure from instability in the Middle East. The full text of the letter follows below: March 7, 2006 […]

The Universal Health Care Debate

We looked at the question of whether single payer universal health care is the only possible proposal for health care reform a few days ago. NewDonkey weighed in yesterday: But I somehow missed the moment when single-payer became not only progressive orthodoxy, but the only way to achieve universal coverage. As recently as 2004, John […]

It’s Primary Election Day

Do you know where Tom DeLay is? (Hint: Not with his constituents.)

Humans Still Evolving

The New York Times reports that we are “Still Evolving, Human Genes Tell New Story.” Providing the strongest evidence yet that humans are still evolving, researchers have detected some 700 regions of the human genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection, a principal force of evolution, within the last 5,000 to […]