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Extended Tours for Troops in Iraq? Kerry Presses Rumsfeld for Details on Plan for Troops to Baghdad

When Bush outlined his plan to increase U.S. and Iraqi forces in Baghdad, on Tuesday during Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki visit to Washington he left out the details. Pentagon officials have said that the details of the plan are being worked out… AP News reported yesterday that “Military commanders in Iraq are considering extending […]

Bush Signs Extension of Voting Rights Act

Bush signed into law a 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act today. The historic 1965 law “opened the polls to millions of disenfranchised black Americans, allowing Republicans to claim equal status with Democrats in protecting minority rights.” The new Voting Rights Act extension “bears the names of three women icons of the civil rights […]

John Kerry: Bipartisan Legislation a Win for Small Businesses

Today the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship passed comprehensive legislation reauthorizing the Small Business Administration and critical small business programs through 2009. The Committee voted 18-0 to pass the bipartisan legislation. Following is a statement from Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Committee: “This is important bipartisan legislation to reauthorize major […]

John Kerry’s Anti-Child Pornography Bill Signed Into Law Today

Today, Bush signed into law legislation to close loopholes in current child Internet pornography laws that Senator John Kerry has been pushing for since last December. Kerry succeeded in including “Masha’s Law” in the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act. Now 13, Masha was adopted from a Russian orphanage at age five by a man who […]

Hey Neighbor!

Dubya has a new neighbor down in Crawford…. Cindy Sheehan has purchased a 5-acre plot in Crawford, near Bush’s ranch, with some of the insurance money she received after her son was killed in Iraq. The group she helps lead, Gold Star Families for Peace, says on its Web site that it will return next […]

Granholm Takes Lead Over DeVos

The Detroit News reports that Jennifer Granholm has taken a 47% to 44% lead over Dick DeVos in the latest EPIC-MRA poll. DeVos took an early lead due to spending heavily on ads, but now that people are hearing the other side DeVos is losing support: Detroit News/WXYZ pollster Ed Sarpolus said the June launch […]

Lieberman and the Anti-Semitism Card

Jspot.com discusses the manner in which some in the Lieberman campaign have been charging opponents with anti-semitism, and noted my earlier post on this topic. The New York Times also has a story on this in which Dan Gerstein escalates his previous attacks: Some of Mr. Lieberman’s supporters say there is a strain of anti-Semitism […]

Homeland Security Contracts Waste Hundreds of Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

The WaPo reports today that “since the Homeland Security Department’s formation in 2003, an explosion of no-bid deals and a critical shortage of trained government contract managers have created a system prone to abuse.” Based on a comprehensive survey of hundreds of government audits, 32 Homeland Security Department contracts worth a total of $34 billion […]