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Hillary or McCain

Ron posted earlier about Hillary’s Approval Ratings. Here’s OP/ED cartoonist Tom Toles’ view of the choices for ’08: Personally, neither of the choices on the top of my list.

Members of House of Reps Sue Bush For Signing Law That Never Passed House

BradBlog has the scoop… “Schoolhouse Rock has taught generations of Americans how a bill becomes a law,” says Rep. ” said Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in a press release just issued by 11 U.S. Congressmen. “As most school children can attest,” Stark […]

Almost Missed Cheney Attack

Maureen Dowd wrote about energy independence in her column this week. I wish she had forgotten most of the column and elaborated on one line almost at the end: The U.S. could have begun developing alternative fuels 30 years ago if Dick Cheney hadn’t helped scuttle an ambitious plan in the Ford administration.

Rove Indictment Under Consideration

While there have been rumors the last couple of days that Rove is a target in the Plame case, The New York Times reports we might have an answer soon: Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor in the C.I.A. leak case, is expected to decide in the next two to three weeks whether to bring […]

One in Five Pay More Under Medicare Drug Plan

The major problem with the Medicare prescription drug plan is that it primarily helps the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, while providing some benefits for those on Medicare. Not everyone benefits. USA Today presents polls suggesting that about one in five Medicare beneficiaries have higher out of pocket expenses now than previously. This includes people on […]

Hillary’s Approval Ratings

The conventional wisdom on the right is that Hillary Clinton will be a potent candidate and might be elected in 2008. The conventional wisdom on the left is that she has too much baggage and is unelectable. This is a rare case where, while Hillary does have some negatives, the conservatives have a clearer view […]

Kerry Quotes

Check out this collection of quotes.

Kerry to Frist: Let’s Help Consumers and Invest in Real Energy Solutions

Today, responding to the rising gas prices and the republican quick fix offered today which includes drilling in ANWR and “$100 rebate checks” for some taxpayers, John Kerry sent a letter to Senate Major Leader Bill Frist, telling him, “Let’s help consumers and invest in real energy solutions.” John Kerry has introduced legislation to repeal […]