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Exclusive: Scott Ritter on John Kerry’s Iraq Plan

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of meeting Scott Ritter, who has been an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq since before it started. Ritter is in Los Angeles to promote his book, Iraq Confidential. He came to my daughter’s high school to speak to students about the war in Iraq and getting involved […]

Senator Ted Kennedy on the Genocide in Darfur

Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement on the genocide in Darfur. Over the next few days, communities across the country will rally to bring greater awareness to the genocide taking place in Darfur. Four hundred thousand men, women, and children have already died in the tragic killings and over two million have […]

Save Darfur: Members of Congress Arrested at Darfur Protest

Earlier I posted about Oscar winner George Clooney working with members of the Senate yesterday, to appeal for “greater action to address what is being described as genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region.” Today, fFive members of Congress stood strong on their principles and were willingly arrested at a protest outside of the Sudanese Embassy. They […]

11 House Members to Sue Over Budget Bill

As reported here yesterday, via BradBlog, 11 House Democrats announced they would sue the Bush administration, “seeking a permanent injunction of “Deficit Reduction Act” which George W. Bush signed into law on February 8th of this year, despite its not having passed both houses of Congress.” The MSM has caught on to the story now… […]

Government Intervention is Needed to Rein in Big Oil

Senator Dianne Feinstein writes an OP/ED in today’s Mercury News on the rising oil prices and failure of the Bush administration or Republicans to fully address this… Government intervention is needed to rein in Big Oil By Dianne Feinstein It is more than a month until the start of the summer driving season and already […]

George Clooney, Senators Urge Action on Darfur

Oscar winner George Clooney senators, Republican Sam Brownback of Kansas and Democrat Barack Obama on Thursday to appeal for “greater action to address what is being described as genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region.” The three urged more attention across the board — by the United States, other nations and world institutions. “What we cannot do […]