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Snowe-Kerry Introduce “Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Act of 2006”

Good news on the Small Business front today as Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) and Senator John F. Kerry (D-Massachusetts), the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced the “Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Act of 2006 (ACE),” legislation (S. 3950) on Wednesday, that would encourage equity investments […]

White House Refuses to Release Full NIE

The Bush administration refused to release the rest of the secret NIE assessment today, “that depicts a growing global terrorist threat. The Bush administration has tried to quell the “election-season criticism that its anti-terror policies are seriously off track.” White House press puppet Tony Snow said today that releasing the report “would also risk the […]

Kerry to Address National Security at Johns Hopkins University SAIS

On Thursday, September 28 at 8:30 a.m., The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Financial Times will host a briefing, “National Security: A View From the Senate.” John Kerry will deliver the keynote address on National Security. WHO: · John Kerry, keynote remarks. · Guy Dinmore, US Diplomatic […]

Polls Show Most Iraqis Favor Immediate U.S. Pullout

The WaPo reports today that a “strong majority of Iraqis want U.S.-led military forces to immediately withdraw from the country, saying their swift departure would make Iraq more secure and decrease sectarian violence, according to new polls by the State Department and independent researchers.” In Baghdad, for example, nearly three-quarters of residents polled said they […]

Russ Feingold and John Kerry Introduce Resolution Urging Backup Plans for Voting Machines

In the wake of the difficulties with recent primary elections, Russ Feingold and John Kerry have recognized the need for back-up systems, for voters at the polls this fall, like paper ballots. Thanks to the advocacy of Brad Friedman of Brad Blog, who has relentlessly reported on voter’s rights and issues electronic voting machines, last […]

Bush Blamed More Than Clinton for Failure to Capture Bin Laden

Gallup Polls reports that “the recent firestorm over former President Bill Clinton’s culpability for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was fueled on Tuesday when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice contrasted President Bush’s efforts to pursue al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with Clinton’s efforts.” Clinton has strongly denied various suggestions that his administration missed key opportunities […]

Senate Democrats Propose Emergency Paper Ballot Legislation

“Liberal” blogger Brad Friedman continues to champion voter’s rights and the right people are listening — Last week Brad posted a call out to the Congress to put forth legislation for Emergency Paper Ballots before the upcoming mid-terms. Brad’s call was answered… Three Senate Democrats proposed emergency legislation on Tuesday to reimburse states for printing […]