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Sen. Kerry and Rep. Hinchey Re-Introduce Measure to Repeal More Than $25 Billion in Wasteful Tax Breaks & Subsidies for Oil Companies

Yesterday, the House Democrats passed their energy package targeting royalty breaks for big oil — the Clean Energy Act of 2007 (H-6) — by a vote of 264 to 163, “with many Republicans joining a bloc of Democrats.” Passage came despite opposition from the oil industry and the Bush administration, which said the bill singled […]

Methodist Ministers Launch Petition to Stop Bush Library

Methodist ministers sent a message to George W. Bush… We don’t want you library at our University: A group of Methodist ministers from across the nation launched an online petition drive Thursday urging Southern Methodist University to stop trying to land George W. Bush’s presidential library. The petition, on a newly created Web site, www.protectsmu.org, […]

Kerry Vows to Seek Additional Funding For Disaster Loan Program at SBA

The N.Y. Times reported yesterday that the biggest program the federal government has in helping “people rebuild after natural disasters” is that the program “verge of running out of operating money because of budgeting problems at the agency that runs it, the Small Business Administration.” John Kerry, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business […]

Redford Demands Apology Over Iraq

Actor, activist Robert Redford spoke at the opening of the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and demanded an apology over the Iraq War. Redford was speaking before the festival opener, Chicago 10 which recalls the protests over the Vietnam war in 1968. Redford said he, like many others, had shown a “spirit of unity” with […]

House Democrats Finish ‘100 Hours’ Agenda – Pass Oil Revenue Bill

CNN’s Political Ticker reported Thursday evening that House Democrats “brought their “100-hour” legislative agenda to a successful close Thursday evening with passage of legislation designed to force oil and gas companies to pay more royalties on some offshore leases and end subsidies and tax deductions they have been receiving amid record prices for crude.” The […]