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Save the Wealthy

Screw the Poor… Save the Wealthy! That the motto the Bush was pushing today when he said “A tax increase wold be disastrous for business, disastrous for families and disastrous for this economy.” Of course he doesn’t acknowledge the fact that his tax plan only benefits wealthy investors and does little for the middle-income or […]

Our Monarch, Above the Law

Somehow I managed to miss this great OP/ED in the Boston Globe from columnist Scott Lehigh. I confess, I check the OP/ED’s there less, since Thomas Oliphant left the Globe, but I was listening to the Majority Report a while ago and Sam Seder was talking about Charlie Savage who broke the story in the […]

Dianne Feinstein Calls for Strategic, Phased Downsizing of U.S. Troops in Iraq

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called for the strategic, phased downsizing of U.S. forces in Iraq and full withdrawal by the end of 2007. Senator Feinstein spoke at a news conference in support of a new report by the Center for American Progress, Strategic Redeployment 2.0: A Progressive Strategy for Iraq. Senator Feinstein was joined […]

Kennedy Report on Bush Pandemic Flu Plan: “Too Little, Too Late”

In response to the Bush administration’s Pandemic Flu Plan, today, Senator Ted Kennedy released a report, “Too Little Too Late: The Bush Administration’s Record of Failure in Preparing for Pandemic Flu” and offered an amendment to strengthen the compensation program for flu liability. The Bush administration’s plan is virtually useless. The Bush administration flat out […]

Blogosphere Buzzs on About Colbert’s Performance

The NY Times reports that the blogosphere has been a buzz about Stephen Colbert’s performance at the White House Correspondent’s dinner on Saturday (see post about dinner here). Mark Smith, a reporter for The Associated Press who is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, acknowledges that he had not seen much of Stephen Colbert […]

Specter Vows Hearing on Bush’s Cherry Picking of Laws

Arlen Specter, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, vowed yesterday that he will “hold an oversight hearing into President Bush’s assertion that he has the power to bypass more than 750 laws enacted over the past five years.” Specter accused the White House of “‘very blatant encroachment’ on congressional authority.” ”There is some need […]