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John Kerry and Max Cleland Attend Premier and Discussion of NECN’s Documentary “Hidden Wounds”

John Kerry was out and about in Boston today doing one of the things he does best, showing support for our Veterans (see my previous post). Tonight, Kerry and Max Cleland were among the attendees for a premier of NECN‘s made for TV documentary “Hidden Wounds” at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The event included […]

John Kerry and Ted Kennedy Support Helmets to Hardhats

Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy joined other dignitaries today in Boston and signed a resolution to support Helmets to Hardhats. Helmets to Hardhats provides training, apprenticeship, for good paying jobs with benefits. “The training that we provide can be anywhere from three to five years, it’s a long term commitment but in exchange for […]

Another Republican House Member Drops Re-election Bid

U.S. Representative Elton Gallegly of California announced abruptly today that he is dropping his re-election bid because of a medical condition. Gallegly represents most of Ventura County and parts of Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles. “I have been dealing with a medical issue that is yet to be resolved,” the 62-year-old Republican said […]

Tens of Thousands Protest Immigration Bill in Chicago

I would expect something like this here in Southern California, but Chicago? Tens of thousands of immigrants from throughout the Chicago area, many carrying U.S. flags, marched into downtown Chicago on Friday in a show of support for immigrant rights. The rally came as the U.S. Senate struggles with a bill to stiffen border enforcement […]

Alaska’s Environment: Priceless

Those pesky Republicans who keep trying to push drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should chew on this for a while… Alaska’s North Slope sees its biggest oil spill Alaska officials said on Friday that up to 267,000 gallons (6,357 barrels) of crude oil poured out of a pipeline at the Prudhoe […]

Crooks & Thieves in the White House

Former Bush Aide Charged in Felony Theft… When Claude Allen, President Bush’s longtime domestic-policy adviser, resigned suddenly on Feb. 9, it baffled administration critics and fans. The White House claimed that Allen was leaving to spend more time with his family, while the Washington Times speculated that the 45-year-old aide, a noted social conservative, might […]

White House, In Effort to Save Face for Bush, Asked Dubai Company to Pull Out of Port Deal

Ah, the plot thickens… As the approval rating dip even lower for “Lame Duck” Dubya, we learn today that the White House hass hatched out a plan with Dubai Ports World yesterday, to save face for Bush (or, better put to pull his ass out of a tight spot!), who was in the difficult position […]

Kennedy: Bush’s Cure for Our Health Care Crisis is Worse Than The Disease

Today at Bush’s address before the National Newspaper Association’s Government Affairs Conference, Bush responded to a question on health care and touted the Republican association health care plan being debated in the Senate. Senator Kennedy, who is leading the fight against this plan, responded with the following statement: