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The Swiftboaters Are Back in the Water and John O’Neill Threatens Patriot Project with Lawsuit

Dave Johnson of SeeingTheForest wrote a brilliant expose of the Swiftboaters today for the Patriot Project. Johnson says, “If you thought the tactic of “swiftboating” ended when John Kerry conceded the 2004 election, or perhaps when report after report and article after article after article refuted the “facts” or discredited those involved, you were wrong.” […]

As Evacuation Becomes the Middle East Version of Katrina in a War Zone, Kennedy and Democrats Press for Support for Americans Wishing to Leave Lebanon

AP is reporting that westerners are fleeing as “Israel sent ground troops into Lebanon briefly and Hezbollah rockets knocked down a three-story house in northern Israel.” There have been some signs of “movement on the diplomatic front to end the worst fighting” in the region in 24 years, however Americans and Europeans want out. The […]

Robert Kennedy, Jr. is Blowing the Whistle on Diebold

In These Times reports on the “qui tam” lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on July 13, by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Mike Papantonio. The lawsuit alleges that “Diebold and other electronic voting machine (EVM) companies fraudulently represented to state election boards and the federal government that their products were “unhackable.”” Kennedy claims to […]

U.S. Begins to Evacuate Americans from Lebanon and Middle East Crisis Update

Bush has certainly shown himself to be inept at foreign policy in recent days, and among the most glaring examples was the conversation at the G8 luncheon, caught on tape today (see earlier post). AP and other news sources are reporting the U.S. is beginning to evacuate U.S. citizens from Lebanon in what has been […]

Kerry and Snowe to Introduce Bill To Expand Women Business Ownership

One of the issues that I have a great deal of respect for John Kerry on, is small business. As a small business owner for over 10 years, I certainly understand the struggles that small business owners go through, more importantly, the added struggle of being a woman who owns a small business. John Kerry […]

Quayle Turns Tail on the Truth

Dan Quayle was in Stateline, Nev., on Friday participating in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. While there, he took some time out to attend a John Mellencamp concert. Mellencamp, known for making political statements during his performances threw in a dig about the son of Quayle’s former boss, which evidently got Quayle’s ire and […]

Washington Whispers: “That Times Leak Was No Surprise”

Washington Whispers reports today, “That Times Leak Was No Surprise.” In a smack to the right-wingers complaining about the NY Times, Washington Whispers says: Before you jump in with those heaping scorn on the New York Times for using a leak to reveal the secret Treasury program to search financial transactions for terrorist activities, know […]

Uncensored Bush: Microphone Captures Bush’s Unscripted Comments at G8 Summit

Well, well, well… George W. has certainly given us a real taste of his true leadership skills while attending the G8 Summit. Yesterday, I chronicled some of his finer moments on his diplomatic mission to the Summit — here, here, and here. Today, it’s Dubya unplugged… Peter Baker of the WaPo reports, “President Bush should […]