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The Immigration Battle Heats Up

The immigration battle is heating up and the sides that are being drawn now, could evolve “into an early battle of the 2008 presidential campaign,” predicts the WaPo. As the fight heats up on the Hill, thousands are taking to the streets across the country to protest the pending Senate battle that could create a […]

FEMA Breaks Promise on Katrina Contracts, John Kerry Demands FEMA Award Gulf Coast Contracts to Small Businesses

AP News has reported that FEMA “has broken its promise to reopen four multimillion-dollar no-bid contracts for Hurricane Katrina work, including three that federal auditors say wasted significant amounts of money.” John Kerry is calling on the Bush Administration to fulfill its commitment, made last October, to award $1.5 billion in federal contracts to small […]

Who’s Calling Who Xenophobic?

Leave it to the right wing bloggers to immediately cry out about my post and other liberal bloggers who noted the news story yesterday on the “no-bid contract” with with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. to run a U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port “without American customs agents present.” It seems that by merely noting the […]

Firestorm Update: Ben Domenech Resigns

The latest news on the firestorm at the WaPo over the hiring of Ben Domenech is that Domenech has resigned. Yesterday Media Matters called on the WaPo brass for the resignation of Domenech. In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications […]

R.I. Bans Abstinence-Only Program from Schools, Calls for Moratorium on Federal Funding

Kudos to the Rhode Island Department of Education who announced today that they have banned an abstinence-only-until-marriage program from their public schools. The program has been found to “violate students’ rights, embrace sexist stereotypes, isolate GLBT youth, and, in accompanying materials, promulgate religious views.” They are also calling on “Congress to declare an immediate moratorium […]

Angelides Reports $14.5 Million in the Bank

The California Governors race is heating up as the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has “erased his campaign debt” while campaign finance reports show that his “main Democratic rivals have spent heavily in the fight to win their party’s gubernatorial nomination.” California State Treasurer Phil Angelides’ campaign announced yesterday that Angelides’ gubernatorial campaign will file a report […]