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More Signs of Republican Disarray

Like dealing with a bunch of squabbling children, yesterday the House Republican leaders abandoned their efforts to win approval of a budget for the coming year and sent it members home for a two-week spring recess. After struggling all week to round up votes for the budget, House leaders abruptly threw in the towel when […]

Kerry Blasts Bush, GOP-backed Immigration Bill

John Kerry spoke to a breakfast gathering of the National Action Network this morning via teleconference. The National Action Network is an advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. Kerry had been scheduled to attend the breakfast in person but had to cancel because of votes on the immigration legislation in the Senate. A […]

Kerry Unveils Plan to Improve Small Business Lending Programs

With access to capital regularly cited as a top concern among small business owners, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Ranking Democrat on the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced two pieces of legislation to expand and improve the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) two largest lending programs. Kerry was joined by Senators Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and […]

Immigration Bill Fails in Senate

The immigration reform bill in the Senate failed to pass today. The Senate sidetracked sweeping immigration legislation Friday, leaving in doubt prospects for passing a bill offering the hope of citizenship to millions of men, women and children living in the United States illegally. A carefully crafted compromise that supporters had claimed could win an […]

John Kerry Talks to Imus About the CIA Leak Disclosure, Iraq and More

John Kerry was on Imus In The Morning today. Here’s some quips from the interview… On yesterday’s CIA leak disclosure: IMUS: What do you want to talk about first? The president’s… SEN. KERRY: Whatever you want to talk about. IMUS: Well, what is it — the president has done what regarding — Scooter Libby claims […]

Warrantless Wiretaps Also Possible on Domestic Calls

While some defenders of Bush saw nothing wrong with warrantless wiretaps of international calls, a statement from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales shows what can happen when rule of law is eroded: Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales left open the possibility yesterday that President Bush could order warrantless wiretaps on telephone calls occurring solely within the […]

Bush Hits New Lows in AP Ipsos Poll

Bush hitting a new low has become a frequent story this year. The AP Ipsos Poll shows his approval at another new low in their poll at 36%. Bush has even lost his support on national security, with 40% approving of his handling of national security and the “war on terror.” Only 35% approve of […]