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Insurgents Offer to Halt Attacks in Iraq if U.S. Agrees to Withdrawal in Two Years

AP News is reporting that “Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered an immediate halt to all attacks — including those on American troops — if the United States agrees to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq in two years, insurgent and government officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. ” Withdrawal is the centerpiece of a […]

Ted Kennedy on the Texas Redistricting Case

As reported here earlier today, the Supreme Court reached a decision on the Texas redistricting case, upholding “the basic outlines of a Republican Congressional redistricting plan in Texas.” Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement on the Texas redistricting case: “The Supreme Court had to act here only because the Bush Administration rejected the […]

Kerry Fights for Energy Relief for Small Businesses

As energy prices continue to rise, Senator John Kerry, the top Democrat on the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, pledged today to fight for small business energy relief: “Small businesses and family farmers across the country are getting whacked with soaring energy costs. So why is the Administration blocking relief? Here we are just […]

Clinton Opposes Democrats’ 2nd-Caucus plan

The DNC is working to adopt a plan, that would allow one state to hold a caucus between Iowa’s caucus and the New Hampshire primary in 2008. A a second state would then hold a primary shortly after the New Hampshire primary. The District of Columbia and 10 other states have applied to fill the […]

Pimp Tax – Making it Hard Out There for a Pimp

Speaking of wages (see post below), Republican Senator Grassley of Iowa wants to cut down on the sex trade by taxing pimps and prostitutes and then jailing them if they don’t pay. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote Wednesday morning on the pimp tax. The bill also calls for more jail time for […]

Democrats: No Minimum Wage Raise, No Congress Pay Raise

Some members of Congress feel that they need a pay raise, but over the past nine years, members of Congress have actually “voted to give themselves pay raises — technically “cost of living increases” — totaling $31,600, or more than $15 an hour for a 40-hour week, 52 weeks a year.” Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress […]