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Ted Kennedy on the Bush Administration’s Decision to Seek FISA Court of Terrorist Surveillance Program

The Bush administration flip flopped on Wednesday when Alberto Gonzales annouced that they had “agreed to give a secret court jurisdiction over the National Security Agency’s wiretapping program and would end its practice of eavesdropping without warrants on Americans suspected of ties to terrorists.” The decision capped 13 months of bruising national debate over the […]

FISA Court to Govern Bush’s Wiretapping Program

Did BushCo bow under the pressure of the new Democratic Congress on his domestic wiretapping program? Tony Snow sounded a tad but defensive when he insisted to reporters that “the move was neither politically motivated, in response to any criticism or tied to any court action.” “No, no, no, no, no. No. No.,” Snow said […]

Iraq Debate Heats Up in the Senate

The Iraq debate is heating up today in the Senate with bi-partisan opposition to Bush’s new Iraq policy. Senator Chris Dodd “legislation to cap the number of troops in Iraq at roughly 130,000.” Dodd said that “lawmakers should take an up-or-down vote on Bush’s plan to send additional troops to the country and not settle […]

John Kerry Announces Staff Additions: Communications Director, Health Care Policy Expert, and Deputy Chief of Staff Bolster Kerry D.C. Office

There’s news from John Kerry’s Senate office today on additions to his a staff and a promotion for long time aide David Wade to Deputy Chief of Staff. Congratulations to David Wade from The Democratic Daily on your well earned promotion! Here’s the scoop from the press release: Kerry has also hired two new aides […]

Is America Ready?

An editorial in today’s Boston Globe notes that “Barack Obama made no history yesterday.” He is not the first African-American to run for president and likewise Hillary Clinton, when she throws her hat into the ring, will not be the first woman to run for president. Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988; Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm […]

Bush’s Cracked Egg

I caught a sound bite of Bush’s interview on the Online News Hour earlier tonight in the car when I was listening to my local NPR station, KCRW. I was astounded to hear his cracked egg explanation in response to Jim Lehrer’s “broken egg” question. Good grief, someone really needs to explain to the president […]