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Chalk Up Another House Seat

Chalk up another confirmed House seat for the Democrats! Connecticut Democratic candidate Joe Courtney’s victory over Republican Rep. Rob Simmons was confirmed on Tuesday by “results of a roller-coaster recount that stretched nearly a week and uncovered significant vote-counting flaws.” Recounts showed that Courtney won by 91 votes instead of the 167-vote margin counted on […]

Senator Feinstein to Become First Woman Chairman of Senate Rules Committee

Senate Democrats chose party leaders today and “voted to keep the leaders who guided their takeover of the Senate last week.” Among the results of today’s votes on committee leaders, Senator Dianne Feinstein is poised to become the first woman Chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Feinstein will also retain her membership on […]

Senate Passes Kerry Amendment to Increase Critical Funding for America’s Veteran Support Centers

The Senate passed Senator John Kerry’s amendment today which provides $18 million in critical funding to the nation’s Veteran’s Administration (VA) Centers. Veteran Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to any veteran who has served in a combat zone. Kerry’s additional funding will cut waiting lists and ensure that facilities are not forced to […]

Kerry Calls on Bush Administration to Comply with U.S. Climate Change Law

Given the clear mandate last week in the mid-term elections from the American people to change direction, respect the law, replace secrecy with transparency, and act on pressing national concerns such as global climate change, Senator John Kerry reiterated his call today for the Bush administration to comply with the Global Climate Change Research Act […]

Harold Ford Rules Out Bid for DNC Chair

Harold Ford has declared that he has no interest chairing the DNC. Ford’s decision ends the speculation that he would challenge Howard Dean for the post. “I have just finished a tough Senate election, and while I care about the future direction of my party, I am not interested in taking over the DNC,” the […]

Indefinite Detentions for Immigrants

Note to all immigrants: you have no rights. The Bush administration said on Monday that “immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts,” thus opening a “new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.” In court documents […]

Giuliani Jumps Into ’08 Fray

Yesterday it was reported that Rudy Giuliani was taking the first steps to throw his hat into the ring of Republican ’08 contenders by forming a presidential exploratory committee. It wasn’t surprising news. What is interesting is how Giuliani went about forming his exploratory committee and where he chose to file the papers for his […]

7 House Races Still Undecided

There are still 7 House races that remain undecided, one week after the mid-term elections. Recounts are underway in each of the races. The details are as follows: • Connecticut, 2nd District: Democrat Joe Courtney led GOP Rep. Rob Simmons by about 100 votes. A recount is expected to be completed by Wednesday. • Georgia, […]