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Kerry, Biden and Others Woo N.H. Firefighters, and More ’08 Chatter

PoliticsNH has a story on John Kerry and Joe Biden addressing the New Hampshire chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters on Monday, as potential ’08 candidates. Kerry has not confirmed that he will run as of yet, but it’s great to see him out there talking to the members of the IAFF who […]

Kerry to Address Rising Health Care Costs at National Small Business Association Breakfast

Looks like a busy day for John Kerry tomorrow, as he will be speaking at the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Congressional Breakfast in the morning and then he has another speech at American University in Washington, D.C. at 1:00 pm. As part of the NSBA’s 2006 Washington Presentation, this event will offer Senators and […]

John Kerry Addresses Small Business Health Care Legislation and Health Care Crisis

John Kerry, Ranking Democrat on the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, took to the Senate floor today to address S. 1955, the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act, and other mportant health care issues, during what Senate Majority Leader Frist has declared “Health Week.” So far, I’ve yet to see anything of value […]

Podcast of LVRocks Interview: Pamela on the S.2.D. Show

For our readers who missed my interview last night on LVRocks, you can listen to the interview here. I had fun doing the interview, Shaun and I talked about the mid-term elections, John Kerry and a lot more. My thanks to Shaun for the invite to be on his show…

Pitt Proves Case Against Richard Cohen

I previously expressed disagreement with Richard Cohen’s claim that Stephen Colbert was not funny. Cohen reports receiving about 1000 angry email messages protesting his column. William Rivers Pitt explains why so many are angry and so many appreciated Colbert’s comments. Pitt added a post script which proves we were right in questioning Cohen’s views: Another […]

Is the DLC The Problem?

If you read many of the liberal blogs you’d get the impression that the DLC is almost as bad as the Republicans. Atrios posted a list of positions where he believes there is a consensus in the liberal netroots: # Undo the bankruptcy bill enacted by this administration # Repeal the estate tax repeal # […]

Feinstein, Snowe, Durbin Call for Raising Fuel Economy Standards for All Vehicles to 35 mpg by Year 2017

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) unveiled details today on legislation that would raise the average fuel economy standards for all vehicles, including SUVs and sedans, from 25 miles per gallon (mpg) to 35 mpg by model year 2017. If passed, the Feinstein-Snowe-Durbin bill would save: · 2.5 million barrels […]

John Kerry on House Rebuke of Bush on Climate Change

A House Committee voted for a mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions today, even with the Bush Administration still in denial on climate change. John Kerry issued the following statement on the vote by the House Appropriations Committee, today: “By supporting a mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions, the House Appropriations Committee today led a […]