| Home | About Us | Login/Register | Email News Tips |

A liberal dose of news, national and local politics, commentary, opinions and common sense conversation…

Al Gore and Rush Limbaugh Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Al Gore has been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. A Norwegian lawmaker said Thursday that Gore was nominated “for his wide-reaching efforts to draw the world’s attention to the dangers of global warming.” “A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference,” Conservative […]

More Blogger Buzz

More blogger buzz in the blogosphere tonight, with bloggers moving into new digs and new gigs and a name change for an old favorite… Starting next Thursday, February 8, Glenn Greenwald’s Unclaimed Territory Blog will be moving to Salon. Greenwald’s blog “will be a featured front-page blog (full access to Salon is available by subscribing […]

Kerry Hails Senate Approval of Minimum Wage Bill, Says Raise Will Go into Effect 60 days After President Signs Bill

As reported here earlier the minimum wage legislation passed the Senate today with a 94-3 vote. John Kerry praised the vote on the minimum wage legislation today as a “welcome step forward for millions of hard-working men and women.” Kerry was a co-sponsor of the legislation, which will increase the minimum wage from $5.15 an […]

Senate Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The Senate has approved a boost to the minimum wage, a short time ago. It will be the first increase approved in a decade. The measure was approved by a 94-3 vote. As soon as the roll call information is available, I’ll post the names of the skin flints who voted against the American people. […]

Asking A Loaded Question

Is Bush Violating the Law? Talk about asking a loaded question. Dan Froomkin takes a look at Bush’s “stealthy” signing statements on his WaPo blog today and notes that although the Boston Globe’s Charlie Savage, who first broke the story of the signing statements more than a year ago, has a piece in today’s Globe […]

Kerry Lets Loose on Global Warming Proposal, Offers Stronger Bi-Partisan Climate Bill That Would Reduce Emissions 65 percent by 2050

CQPolitics noted yesterday that now that Kerry “has shaken free of his own White House ambitions,” he has “let loose on a proposal pushed by three 2008 presidential contenders to slash global warming pollution over the next half-century.” The Massachusetts Democrat assailed legislation (S 280) on Tuesday cosponsored by Arizona Republican John McCain and Democrats […]

Bush Pushing for Trouble: ‘Bullying Iran’

As I noted here late last night, Bush seems hell bent on pushing for a war with Iran, “accidental” or otherwise. An editorial in today’s NY Times questions the logic of the Bush administration on ‘Bullying Iran.” Of course it’s clear they don’t operate with logic. Given America’s bitter experience in Iraq, one would think […]

Women Bloggers Join Edwards’ Campaign

As a woman blogger, who was one of the 3 major contributors to the Kerry campaign blog in ’04, as a volunteer, I’m excited to see two women bloggers have joined the Edwards’ campaign as paid staffers. Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon has joined the Edwards’ campaign as the Blogmaster and Melissa McEwan aka Shakespeare’s Sister […]