| Home | About Us | Login/Register | Email News Tips |

A liberal dose of news, national and local politics, commentary, opinions and common sense conversation…

More CIA Shake Up: Facing Bribe Probe, CIA No. 3 Quits

The CIA shake up continues and the plot thickens… Kyle “Dusty” Foggo, the CIA’s executive director and the No. 3 man at the agency, resigned today, facing an investigation as part of a congressional bribe probe, an official said. A U.S. official told United Press International on condition of anonymity that Foggo announced his resignation […]

Ted Kennedy on the Nomination of General Hayden to CIA

Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement on the nomination of General Hayden to become the director of the CIA: “America’s national security depends more than ever on having a strong and independent Director of Central Intelligence who makes sure that intelligence officers call the issues as they see them. One of the […]

John Kerry ‘Troubled’ by Hayden Nomination

John Kerry, was in New Hampshire today delivering a speech to the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. He told members of the firefighters’ union that he had “serious reservations” about the nomination of Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to head the CIA. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) “I’m very troubled by the nomination because he is […]

Kerry: Republican Health Care Bill Will Hurt More Small Businesses Than it Will Help

As I reported below, it’s Healthcare Week in the Senate this week and, John Kerry, the Ranking Member on the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, vowed today to oppose Republican legislation that will preempt state benefit and rating mandates. The Small Business Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act (S. 1955), approved by the Senate Health […]

Senator Kennedy on his Opposition to the Medical Malpractice Legislation

The Senate is began what is to be a “health care legislation week” with “consideration _ and likely defeat _ of two bills that would cap the damages juries can award in medical malpractice cases.” Senator Kennedy gave a moving speech on the Senate floor earlier today on his opposition to the Medical Malpractice legislation […]

Dianne Feinstein On the Nomination of General Michael Hayden as Director of the CIA

Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is a member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement today regarding the nomination of General Michael Hayden to head the CIA: “Having a strong, professional CIA is crucial in America’s war on terror. The times are serious and it is imperative that we move rapidly to replace Porter Goss […]

Another Poll, Another New Low

The USA TODAY/Gallup Poll has Bush’s approval at a new low of 31%. This also represents a drop of 3% in the last week alone. In the current poll, 52% of conservatives and 68% of Republicans approved of his job performance–new lows for both groups. Moderates gave him an approval rating of 28% and liberals […]

WWJD: Peace Takes Courage

Watch: WWJD? Peace Takes Courage. Peace Takes Courage is a project by Ava Lowery, a 15-year-old student and peace activist from Alabama. In mid-March 2005, she created her first animation. Since then she has made over 70 animations, many of them about the war in Iraq. Check out the Peace Takes Courage Blog for more.