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E&P: Pundits are All Wet Over Polls, Pols and Iraq

Greg Mitchell tore up the arguments of a few pundits in E&P today, for their parroting of right-wing talking points over the Iraq debate. Most notably Mitchell pointed to a sleazy little piece in the NY Times today from Jim Rutenberg and Adam Nagourney. Mitchell says (emphasis added)… You’d never know it from some of […]

Ted Kennedy on the Amendments to Begin Redeployment of American Troops from Iraq

The media spin on the Senate votes today on redeploying the troops from Iraq is in full swing. Senator Ted Kennedy released the following statement on the Senate votes: “Today’s vote demonstrates the extent to which Republicans have become a rubber stamp for the President’s failed policy. It’s wrong to affirm that ‘stay the course’ […]

What’s Wrong With Differing Views on Iraq?

John Kerry and Russ Feingold disagreed with other Democrats about setting a timetable to get out of Iraq. What’s so bad about a little disagreement? Paul Begala sees nothing wrong with this: Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is doing a Herculean job of herding cats onto the Levin proposal, which calls for a timetable to […]

A Military Draft Might Awaken Us

I’m not a fan of Joan Vennochi’s often vitrolic columns in the the Boston Globe, but in the wake of today’s rubber stamp vote in the Senate on the two Deomcratic proposals for withdrawal from Iraq, I must say, Vennochi’s right on this one… Reinstate the military draft and see how quickly the United States […]

Kerry Supporter on Republican Staff Investigating Pre-War Intelligence

National Review Online tells how a former Kerry volunteer has wound up on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into pre-war intelligence. Eric Rosenbach spent three weeks volunteering for the Kerry campaign and now has been hired by Senator Chuck Hagel. National Review is concerned because Hagel, along with Olympia Snowe, might not cooperate with a […]

It’s Really Hot

Now I understand why we needed those cold vodka gimlets last weekend. It’s hot. Really hot. The National Academy of sciences found that “The Earth is the hottest it has been in at least 400 years, probably even longer.” I guess I should have invited Al Gore over for a drink.

John Kerry on the Vote on Kerry-Feingold-Boxer-Leahy Amendment

Today, the Republican controlled Senate rejected two proposals on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq — “one that set a deadline for a pullout and the other that stopped short of establishing a timetable.” Both the Levin amendment and the Kerry-Feingold amendment were voted down in a clear statement of how out of touch the Senate […]

John Kerry on the Kerry-Feingold Proposal

Email to supporters from John Kerry on the Kerry-Feingold Proposal: Just hours ago, the Senate voted on the Kerry-Feingold proposal to redeploy American combat troops out of Iraq by July 1, 2007. Thirteen Senators voted for it. It was an important step towards ending the administration’s aimless, open-ended course in Iraq and having Iraqis stand […]