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Bush Signing Statements Called Effort to Expand Power

According to a new report by the non partisan Congressional Research Service, “Bush’s frequent use of signing statements to assert that he has the power to disobey newly enacted laws is “an integral part” of his “comprehensive strategy to strengthen and expand executive power” at the expense of the legislative branch.” It’s absolutely clear to […]

Olbermann Does it Again: A Special Comment About Lying

Keith Olbermann does it again: A special comment about lying.

Another must see Video courtesy of Crooks and Liars and the transcript from MSNBC is here.

While the leadership in Congress has self-destructed over the revelations of an unmatched, and unrelieved, march through a cesspool …

While the leadership inside the White House has self-destructed over the revelations of a book with a glowing red cover …

The president of the United States — unbowed, undeterred and unconnected to reality — has continued his extraordinary trek through our country rooting out the enemies of freedom: the Democrats.

Bush Speaks but No One is Listening as Polls Dip for GOP

Poor Dubya, he can’t seem to get anyone to listen these days. The N.Y. Times reports that the Mark Foley scandal is rendering Bush’s political megaphone “practically useless, just as the president is trying to turn up the volume to help his party beat back Democratic efforts to take control of Congress this November.” During […]

Dorgan vs Friedman: Fair Trade or Corporate Nirvana?

Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Tom Friedman were on the PBS News Hour (transcript) last week arguing the problems and virtues of globalization, and the contrasting views of their own books, Dorgan’s Take this Job and Ship It and Friedman’s The World is Flat. The flat world as Friedman sees it is basically due to […]

John Kerry Presses for Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on Iraq Revelations in “State of Denial”

In effort no doubt to take the heat off of recent allegations against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, she made a surprise visit to Baghdad today to support embattled PM Nouri Maliki and urge “the fragile Iraqi government to accelerate efforts on national reconciliation.” John Kerry has been on the stump for various candidates in […]

61% Believe Republican Leaders Have Been Protecting Foley

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows today that “Sixty-one percent (61%) of American adults believe that Republican leaders have been “protecting [Mark] Foley for several years.”” These poll results come in the wake of right wingnuts trying everything under the sun to draw heat away from the GOP and place the blame on the Democrats. […]

John Kerry: Watch “Iraq for Sale,” Spread the Word on More Katrina Foreign Policy

Today’s email brought an important call to action from John Kerry about Robert Greenwald’s new film “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers.” Please take the time to get involved by attending or hosting a screening and join in the conference call on Saturday, October 14, at 9:00 p.m. EDT, with John Kerry and Robert Greenwald: […]

In NH, John Kerry assails GOP

John Kerry said yesterday that “New Hampshire conservatives should be “riled” by what he calls an ongoing string of corruption in Congress.” Kerry in southern New Hampshire yesterday campaigning for Beth Roth, a Salem, NH Democrat who is running for the NH District 22 state Senate seat. He said allegations that former Rep. Mark Foley, […]