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Ex-Bush Aide Hopes to Cut a Deal on Theft Trial

Former Bush adviser Claude Allen is working with prosecutors to cut a deal and avoid a trial on theft charges, according to his attorney. Allen was to go on trial Friday for allegedly trying to make fraudulent returns worth at least $5,000 at Target and other stores. But Montgomery County prosecutors and Allen’s attorneys have […]

John Kerry Statement on Small Business Chief Nomination Vote

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted unanimously today, to forward the nomination of Steven C. Preston to head the Small Business Administration for consideration by the full Senate. The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination tonight. The following is a statement by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on […]

Ted Kennedy: There’s No State in America Where $5.15 an Hour Meets the Basic Needs of a Working Family

An AP economics piece today reports that the economy may be cooling. If people aren’t making enough money to cover basic needs, that stands to reason. Senator Edward M. Kennedy today issued a report addressing the importance of increasing the minimum wage for workers in states across the country. The report, “When Work Doesn’t Pay: […]

Retail Politics in New Hampshire

Kos once again shows the weakness of his political analysis and his lack of recognition for John Kerry’s political skills. He looks at a December poll showing that John Kerry was well behind Howard Dean, and another poll showing Kerry in the lead after winning the Iowa caucus. Kos concludes: In 2004, Iowa picked our […]

John Kerry on O’Reilly’s “The Factor” Tonight

John Kerry will be on Bill O’Reilly’s “The Factor” tonight at 8 pm/11 pm et: Factor this… Sen. John Kerry enters the No Spin Zone to weigh in on all the hot button issues facing our country including Iran’s nukes! And he takes on this question: is Congress for sale?! Word is that the show […]

Supreme Court Blocks Trials at Guantanamo

The Supreme Court ruled today that Bush has overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The ruling, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies, was written by Justice John Paul Stevens, who said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and international Geneva conventions. […]

They Call This Representation?

Term limits have not solved one problem. I found a letter from Mike Hewitt in my mail box today, addressed “Dear Republican Voter.” I’ve already seen signs for him up all over town. Hewitt explains that due to term limits Barb Vander Veen, my far right wing state rep (I added the editorial comment) must […]

Bob Herbert on The Fight Against Terrorism

Bob Herbert looks at our progress in fighting terrorism. “A strong, bipartisan consensus emerged on two crucial points: 84 percent of the respondents said the United States was not winning the war on terror, and 86 percent said the world was becoming more — not less — dangerous for Americans.” Both Democrats and Republicans agreed […]