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The Difference Between a Compassionate Leader and Fool

Senator John Kerry attended the funeral of a fallen Massachusetts Marine today at Arlington Cemetary. U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Geofrey R. Cayer, of Fitchburg, Mass., died July 18 from a non-hostile incident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Cayer was 20 years old. Senator Ted Kennedy also attended the funeral. (Hat tip to DU.)

DCCC to Hit Hard and Heavy with Ad Buy

The Hill reports that the DCCC has upped their ad buy for the Midterms by approximately $20 million more than reported recently. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has reserved $51.5 million of television advertising in 32 congressional districts. The allocation reveals an aggressive posture toward the midterm elections, with 27 Republican-held districts targeted and […]

The Temperature is Rising and So Are the Gas Prices

The heat wave the gripped the west coast has moved across the country and now the Midwest and Northeast are sizzling. With the heat wave comes an increase in gas prices, as the high temperatures are taxing electrical grids. Get ready for rising electric bills… Natural gas prices rose Wednesday as scorching temperatures that baked […]

Quote of the Day

From the Onion: “In a decisive 1–0 decision Monday, President Bush voted to grant the president the constitutional power to grant himself additional powers.” The Onion, known for their satirical take on the news gives us a classic look at the what could be the inner thoughts of Dubya.

John Kerry Takes the Fight Against Cancer Personally

On Saturday, John Kerry will once again ride in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge. This will be the fourth time he has particpated in the ride to raise money for cancer research. The Boston Globe has a wonderful interview with Kerry about his personal quest against cancer. On Monday, John Kerry delivered a speech at Boston’s Faneuil […]

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon

There’s been a lot of conspiracy theories reported in regards to 9/11. Today the WaPo reports that the Pentagon may have deliberately mislead the 9/11 commission… Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part […]

Has Tony Blair Seen the Light?

In a speech in Los Angeles yesterday, Tony Blair said, “We must rethink the War on Terror” and he called for a “complete renaissance of our strategy” to defeat militant Islam. Has Tony Blair seen the light? Is he backing down on his Bush enabling and attempting to chart a course of extricating Britian from […]

What Progress?

AP reports “Bush admin. claims progress on Lebanon” but notes, the “Bush administration provided little detail about what progress might be occurring.” Classic Bush adminstration hollow claim.