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ABC News Sticks to Hastert Story

As Ron reported here earlier ABC reported that “Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is under investigation by the FBI in a corruption probe.” This report on ABC’s The Blotter set off a firestorm in the blogosphere left and right and it didn’t take long for Hastert’s office to issue a categorical denial and likewise […]

A Step in the Right Direction: ‘Finally Feeling the Heat’

In response to the opening of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” today, Gregg Easterbrook, a fellow at the Brookings Institution writes in the NY Times today that he’s recently changed his position on Global Warming, from “skeptic to convert.” While his conversion may be notable he still thinks Bush “was right to withdraw the United […]

Government Dismantles Veterans Small Business Contracting Office, Terminates Veterans’ Advisory Committee

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today voiced his concerns about two severe actions taken by the Bush Administration, turning its back on the veteran’s community during a time of war. Without consultation or notification, the Bush Administration has closed its office at the Small Business Administration (SBA) solely dedicated to helping veteran-owned small businesses gain access […]

Send a Dem Daily Blogger to the Take Back America Conference in D.C.

Here’s the deal… I’ve been invited to be a featured blogger at the Take Back America Conference 2006 from June 12 – 14. I’d absolutely love to do this, but I need some help getting there. This is great opportunity to raise the exposure of The Democratic Daily another notch or two. John Kerry is […]

No Gore ’08

There’s been a lot of hype in the liberal blogosphere over the recent weeks about whether or not Al Gore was preparing for an ’08 run. The hype has come on the wake of a round of public appearances by Gore to promote his new documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The film chronicles Gore’s efforts to […]

Lou Dobbs Rips Bush and Congress

Lou Dobbs ripped Bush and Congress a new in his latest commentary on CNN. Dobbs notes a littany of instances that show he feels show that Bush and Congress are out of touch with American’s. I’m no Lou Dobbs fan, but he makes a few valid points in his rant… Never before in our country’s […]

Stem Cell Advocates Press Senate on Research Measure

Advocates for Stem Cell research are pressing for the Senate to take up a vote on the legislation passed by the House one year ago today. The legislation would loosenBush’s restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research. The legislation, which Bush has repeatedly threatened to veto, would allow the National Institutes of Health to fund […]

Gonzales Defends Phone-Data Collection

Yesterday, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said the “government can obtain domestic telephone records without court approval under a 1979 Supreme Court ruling that authorized the collection of business records.” Gonzales did not confirm the details of the May 11 story in USA Today, that said the NSA had been collecting “phone records of millions […]