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“Let America Be America Again”

The words have been mulling around in my head for the past few days, “Let America be America Again.” We’ve seen so many dark days for so long now, it’s hard to fathom some days that America can be America again. Yet, I remember the hope those words inspired during the 2004 election cycle, when […]

Dirty Deeds Done

The damage is done — let the dirty deeds for the Bush regime continue… The Senate voted to endorse Bush’s plans to “prosecute and interrogate terror suspects,” otherwise known as the Bush ‘torture bill’. The 65-34 vote means the bill could reach the president’s desk by week’s end. The House passed nearly identical legislation on […]

John Kerry to Stump with Ohio Democrats

On Tuesday, October 3, 2006, John Kerry will travel to Columbus, Ohio to campaign with Democrats in state and local races in the state. He will attend an early vote event with Mayor Coleman and a Get Out the Vote Rally with College Democrats and candidates at Ohio State. Here’s the details:

House Report Details 485 Contacts Between Abramoff Team and White House Officials

Roll Call reports that “a House committee has documented hundreds of contacts between top White House officials and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates, as well as tens of thousands of dollors worth of meals and tickets to sporting events and concerts that were offered to these officials during a three-year period starting in […]

Kerry Opposes Senate’s Failure on Torture Compromise

Earlier today, the Senate rejected a compromise amendment to the Bush administration’s ‘torture bill’, that “would have guaranteed such suspects access to the courts to challenge their imprisonment. ” The vote was 51 to 48 against the amendment, which was offered by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Arlen Specter of […]

John Kerry: ‘This Bill Permits Torture’

Yesterday the House rushed through Bush’s ‘torture bill’ and today as the Senate is in the midst of debate on the bill it is clear there is no stopping this travesty of justice. The N.Y. Times reports that “House Democrats were prevented from offering any amendments,” during their debate yesterday. Where is our Democracy? Under […]

Rushing Off a Cliff

Ouch! “If there was ever a moment for a filibuster, this was it.” Here’s what happens when this irresponsible Congress railroads a profoundly important bill to serve the mindless politics of a midterm election: The Bush administration uses Republicans’ fear of losing their majority to push through ghastly ideas about antiterrorism that will make American […]

Kerry Proposal Will Strengthen Minority Entrepreneurship

More Small Business news from John Kerry’s Senate’s Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship: Senator Kerry introduced a bill on Wednesday to assist aspiring and existing Minority entrepreneurs in achieving success in the marketplace. “Minority entrepreneurs are underrepresented at the helm of America’s small businesses, which means that they are not accessing the opportunities, the […]