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As the 2004 Election Approached Rove Kicked Damage Control into Overdrive

Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo pointed out a very interesting article Murray Waas wrote in the National Journal.

It seems Karl Rove warned the White House team in the summer of 2003 that Bush’s chances for re-election in 2004 could be in severe danger. Damage control spun into overdrive. The truth could not be revealed to the American public. The President had to be protected at all costs.

John Kerry’s Radio Double Header

John Kerry made the rounds today on liberal talk radio, with interviews on both the Ed Schultz Show and the Al Franken Show. If you missed both of the interviews (as I did) we’ve got them both here… The interview on the Ed Schultz Show covered both the immigration legislation and the Democrats new National […]

If You Pray For The Sick Keep Quiet About It

AP reports on a study of interest (even if of questionable validity) for both health care and religion. It seems that if you are going to pray for someone its best to keep quiet about it: Does praying for a sick person’s recovery do any good? In the largest scientific test of its kind, heart […]

Schumer Introduces Bill to Fast Track Domestic Spying Lawsuits to Supreme Court

Senator Chuck Schumer, introduced a bill yesterday that would put lawsuits challenging the NSA’s domestic spying program on a fast track to the Supreme Court. The lawsuits would be heard by a “panel of three federal judges, whose decision could be appealed immediately to the Supreme Court.” With Congress and the Bush administration at odds […]

The Larger Universe

While political bloggers spend their days (and nights) wrapped up in the madness of the day to day events in the political arena, it’s always good to stop and take a moment and remember that we all part of the “larger universe.” Yesterday in Side, Turkey, “thousands of skygazers gathered in an ancient temple of […]

Kennedy: The U.S. is Coming Together on the Challenge of Immigration

Today, Senators Edward M. Kennedy, John McCain, Arlen Specter, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, Joseph Lieberman, Mel Martinez, Barack Obama, and Ken Salazar held a bi-partisan press conference in support of the McCain-Kennedy plan for comprehensive immigration reform. As the immigration debate begins, the ten senators stressed the importance of passing a comprehensive plan […]

Gays Can’t Come to Mass. to Marry

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld a “1913 state law that forbids nonresidents to marry in Massachusetts if their marriage would not be recognized in their home state.” The ruling was a disappointment for the gay rights movement and considered a coup for Mitt Romney, the conservative Governor of Massachusetts who is considering running […]

John Kerry to Address National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

John Kerry will be the keynote speaker at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 27th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 10:30 am. Kerry will speak about his KidsFirst Plan which will provide health care coverage for the 11 million uninsured children in America. KidsFirst has been endorsed […]