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Who Wants to be a Democrat?

It seems these days more and more Americans want to be Democrats. Editor & Publisher reports on a recent Gallup poll that shows the shift… In a (perhaps) historic shift, more Americans now consider themselves Democrats than Republicans, the Gallup organization revealed today. Republicans had gained the upper hand in recent years, but 33% of […]

Ed Schultz “Who Would Be Against the Democrats Plan”

As I reported earlier today, Democratic leaders unveiled their National Security plan today, and in my book, it’s a darn good one. I caught a bit of the Ed Schultz Show earlier today and Senator Dick Durbin was on talking about the plan. It was a great interview and Ed ticked off the list of […]

Looking Back on the ’04 Election: Meatloaf, Cookies, Presidential Suite . . .

Reliable Source had a little humor yesterday on the Cheney/Kerry hotel requirements that have been the subject of idle gossip on both sides of the aisle… Days after snagging a copy of Vice President Cheney’s hotel room requirements, The Smoking Gun yesterday published John Kerry’s request list from his 2004 presidential campaign. The senator nixed […]

John Kerry on His Vote Against the Senate Lobbying Bill

The Senate passed an election-year ethics package today shaped on the aftermath of the Abramoff scandal (see earlier post on Abramoff’s sentencing today). John Kerry and 7 other Senators voted against the measure, including Democrats Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Barack Obama of Illinois and Republicans Tom Coburn and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Jim DeMint and […]

Kennedy Responds to Bush’s Comments on Providing a Path to Citizenship for Guest Workers

President Bush made clear today that he thinks guest workers should be able to become American citizens. He stated, “I believe that we ought to say to somebody doing a job an American won’t do, ‘here is a tamper-proof identity card that will enable you to be here for a period of time. And if […]

Senate Approves Lott-Feinstein Measure Reforming Earmark Process

Today, the Senate approved a measure sponsored by U.S. Senators Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would make the “earmark process more transparent and make it more difficult to slip earmarks and riders into conference reports in the dead of night.” The Lott/Feinstein measure was included in the Senate ethics package that passed […]

Kerry Tours iRobot Facility in Massachusetts

On Monday, March 27th, John Kerry visited iRobot Corp. in Burlington, Mass. iRobot is a woman-led business success story: Co-founder Helen Greiner developed the robotic technology that not only helps keeps households clean with a hands-free vacuum, but also saves lives with robots used by the military to explore dangerous territory. In 2002, Greiner received […]

Feinstein: Bush Administration Needs to Do More on Fuel Economy Standards

Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called the Bush Administration’s efforts to increase fuel economy standards for SUVs and light trucks a “first step,” but she indicated that more action is needed. Reuters reported today that “Bush sets modest increase in SUV fuel standards” and the change is “not expected to hurt struggling U.S. automakers that […]