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Quote of the Day

“If you have a renegade band of rightwing extremists who get hold of power, the whole thing goes to the right.” –Al Gore in interview with The Guardian when discussing whether his politics have shifted towards the left.

John Kerry to Address Pacific Council in Los Angeles

On Thursday, June 1, John Kerry will speak at the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. The meeting will be chaired by former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who is Co-Chair of the Pacific Council’s Board of Directors. John Kerry, who has served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 21 years and […]

Republican Phone Jammer Out of Prison and Back at Work

Republicans have many faults, but they are loyal to their own–possibly overly loyal. It looks like getting caught committing a crime is no problem for obtaining future jobs. The Concord Monitor reports: A major figure in the Election Day phone-jamming scandal that embarrassed and nearly bankrupted the New Hampshire GOP is out of prison and […]

Kansas Moderates Leaving GOP

The problems with allowing the far right wing to control the GOP’s agenda is being seen in Kansas as moderate Republicans are leaving the party to run as Democrats. Today AP reports that, “Former Kansas Republican Party Chairman Mark Parkinson switched his party affiliation to Democrat on Tuesday, fueling speculation that he will be named […]

New Report Reveals Estate Tax Repeal Would Give Over $200 Million Windfall to Oil Company Executives

Today, Rep. Henry Waxman released a new report that analyzes the impact that the estate tax repeal would have on the families of the senior executives for the major oil companies. In 2005, the minority staff of the Government Reform Committee released a similar analysis showing that repealing the estate tax repeal would save the […]

New Bush Policy Adviser Admits Altering Text

Bush’s new domestic policy adviser, Karl Zinsmeister, acknowledged that he “took a newspaper profile of himself, altered quotes and text, and then posted it on a Web site without noting the changes.” How very unethical of the new policy adviser to Bush… he should fit right in to the Bush White House. “Looking back, this […]

Paulson Tapped for Treasury Secretary

Bush nominated Goldman Sachs chief executive officer Henry M. Paulson Jr. as Treasury Secretary John Snow’s replacement this morning. This nomination being yet another chapter in the White House shake-up to “revive Bush’s troubled presidency.” “He has a lifetime of business experience. He has intimate knowledge of financial markets and an ability to explain economic […]