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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 […]

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 […]

John Kerry Opposes Re-Nomination of John Bolton for UN Ambassador: “We Need Serious People for Serious Jobs”

The WaPo has an editorial on the re-nomination of John Bolton today, describing Bolton’s “tendency to press ideological principle irrespective of pragmatic considerations,” as something that “seemed likely to undermine his ability to build coalitions at the United Nations and thereby advance U.S. interests.” We see little evidence here that Mr. Bolton is good at […]

Americans Pessimistic about Crisis in the Middle East

More poll news today… The latest New York Times/CBS News poll shows that Americans are “overwhelmingly pessimistic about the state of affairs in the Middle East, with majorities doubtful there will ever be peace between Israel and its neighbors, or that American troops will be able to leave Iraq anytime soon.” A majority said the […]