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How To Run For President

Politico has the scoop on how to set up an exploratory committee and run for president. Who would have thought, it’s relatively easy and there really is “technically no such thing as an ‘exploratory committee.’” It’s not a creation of the commission or of a statute, but of campaigns and the media, when someone is […]

King George’s New Gatekeepers

King George has some new gatekeepers. They’re not gatekeepers to the White House, no that would not be newsworthy at all. King George, has, the NY Times reports, “signed a directive that gives the White House much greater control over the rules and policy statements that the government develops to protect public health, safety, the […]

Self-Selected, Unelected, Disconnected VP

Cross posted from Connecting.the.Dots: Does Cheney, a New York Times editorial asks, “simply feel free to cut the ground out from under Mr. Bush?” Why not? In 2000, after heading the search for a running mate, Cheney looked in the mirror and picked himself. They lost the popular vote (and who knows about Florida?), but […]

Kerry, Kennedy, and Frank to Introduce Resolution with Mass. Delegation Honoring Father Drinan

As I reported here last night Rev. Robert Drinan passed away yesterday at 86. Drinan, born in Boston, a former Dean at Boston College Law School, “left Boston College’s administration to become the first Roman Catholic priest elected to Congress and who in 1973 filed the initial impeachment resolution against President Richard M. Nixon.” Drinan’s […]

Fix The System with Medicare for All

Take heed ’08 Democratic candidates, “Insurance is not the same thing as health care — not by a long shot.” It’s time to get out of the insurance business: Fix the system with Medicare for all. We need to change the system completely and get the insurance industry, as well as employers, out of it. […]

Hillary Smoozes the Left with Iraq Talk

In Iowa for another day of town hall meetings, Hillary Clinton was smoozing the left with another shift on her Iraq stance. Joe Biden took a bit of shift Sunday too, with his talk about Iraq. It’s too be expected at this pointed, as I noted here earlier. The field of Democratic candidates will have […]

Former Congressman Rev. Robert Drinan Dies at 86

The Rev. Robert Drinan passed away Sunday at 86. Drinan was the only Roman Catholic priest ever elected to Congress as a voting member. He represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House for 10 years in the midst of the turbulent ’70’s. After a “worldwide directive from Pope John Paul II barring priests from holding public […]

Independent Joe Might Support Republican in ’08

Joe Lieberman said today on FOX News Sunday, that he plans to flex his Independent muscles in ’08 and could possibly support a Republican for president. The news shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone at this point. I’m wondering if he’s hoping good buddy John McCain might give him the VP nod. McCain if […]