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Kerry Grills Bush Nominee Over Swift Boat Liars Connection

On Tuesday, as Todd noted here in an earlier post, John Kerry “grilled Bush nominee for the ambassadorship to Belgium, Sam Fox about why he donated $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential race.” The SBVT group, as we all know so well, “made unsubstantiated allegations against Kerry — then […]

How Can Things Like This Happen in the Richest Nation in the World?

The WaPo had a story today about a 12-year old boy who died from lack of dental care. Reading the story, I ask “How Can Things Like This Happen in the Richest Nation in the World?” This is beyond heartbreaking: Twelve-year-old Deamonte Driver died of a toothache Sunday. A routine, $80 tooth extraction might have […]

Donation Drive: Note To Our Readers

It’s been a long time since I have done a donation drive here on the the Dem Daily, since late Spring ’06, actually. But, it’s that time again where I find myself in the position to ask our readers to please consider donating to The Democratic Daily. A lot of time and energy goes into […]

RFK Jr. Rips Bush’s Environmental Policy

Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke at Virginia Tech’s Burruss Hall Auditorium on Monday night. Kennedy has been a longtime critic of Bush’s environmental policies, in lectures and in his acclaimed book on the subject, “Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy.” The […]

Stock Market Plummets

The Stock Market plummeted on Tuesday to a low not seen since 9/11, leaving “the Dow Jones industrials down more than 400 points on a worldwide tide of concern that the U.S. and Chinese economies are stumbling and that share prices have become overinflated.” AP News reports: It was the Dow’s worst point decline since […]

American Spectator Speculates: Jeb ’08

Spare us please… spare us. Not another Bush in the White House. American Spectator is speculating that Jeb Bush could indeed decide late to jump into the ’08 race thanks to the new front-loaded primary schedule and (barf) he’ll be their “white knight” saving them from the no so conservative likes of McCain, Guiliani and […]

Taliban Strikes U.S. Base in Afghanistan, Claim Cheney Was Target

The Taliban is claiming that the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside of the U.S. Military base in Bagram, was targeting Dick Cheney. Cheney was not hurt in the attack. The explosion killed and wounded a number of American and allied soldiers, Afghan and Pakistani truck drivers and laborers waiting for access at the […]

Oscar Fuels Right Wing Attacks on Gore

Go figure… Gore wins the Oscar on Sunday night for “An Inconvenient Truth” and within hours the baseless smears begin from the right wing: Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”. Think Progress has Al Gore’s response to the baseless smears: 1) Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon […]