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Kerry: Senate Democrats United Behind Iraq Deadline Plan

John Kerry praised the move by Senate Democrats toward setting a deadline for redeploying combat troops today. In a press conference today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined “Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin, Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer, Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, Senator Russ Feingold, and Senator Evan Bayh to announce a new […]

Kerry on House Democrats’ Deadline Proposal and General Petraeus Comment on Political Solution for Iraq

House Democrats unveiled their plan today for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of August 2008. Their new legislation would attach a “complex series of conditions to military spending requested by President Bush.” The plan, described in a Capitol Hill news conference by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders, […]

The Heat is on Gonzales and Congressional Republicans for Role in U.S. Attorneys Dismissals

The heat is on Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and some Congressional Republicans for the controversial dismissals of the eight United States attorneys. Chalk this one up to, just another scandal in the long line of Republican scandals under the Bush administration. The N.Y. Times reports that the “Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday took the […]

Kerry, Dodd and Biden Seek to Pressure Pakistan on Al Qaeda

Senate Dems are putting pressure on Pakistan and threatening to “withhold delivery of jet fighter planes to Pakistan if it does not intensify its campaign against terrorists.” At stake is the long-delayed sale of 18 new jet fighters, an opportunity to buy 18 more and refurbishing 34 used aircraft already in Pakistan’s air force arsenal. […]

Kerry’s Big Ideas for Small Business

The Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, chaired by John Kerry, will hold a hearing this morning on an issue that Kerry acknowledges is “a little off the beaten track” for small business — Climate Change. Kerry, who has been an environmental advocate and activist for over 3 decades, “wants to gauge its impact […]