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Plame to Testify Before Congress

Valerie Plame sat by silently for nearly 4 years, since her indenity was revealed by White House staffers and on Friday she will break her silence testifying before Congress. Valerie Plame’s testimony will have all the trappings of a “Garbo speaks” moment on Capitol Hill, with cameras and microphones arrayed to capture the voice of […]

John Kerry: 48 Senators Agree U.S. Needs a Deadline to Withdraw Troops from Iraq

The Senate rejected a binding Democratic resolution on Thursday that would have “set a target date a little more than a year from now for the withdrawal of most U.S. combat troops from Iraq.” The withdrawal resolution, which under a Senate agreement needed 60 votes to pass, failed to win even a majority, with 48 […]

Run Cowards Run!

Judiciary Panel OKs Subpoenas – Kerry Says Rove and Miers Must Clear the Air – Testify In Gonzales Probe

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the path for subpoenas to be issued for five “ Justice Department officials to testify about the prosecutor firings that have shaken Republican support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and raised questions about White House involvement.” Subpoenas for President Bush’s top aides, including political adviser Karl Rove, could be […]

Senate Democrats’ Iraq Plan Looks Similar to John Kerry’s

ABC News’ Jake Tapper reports that the Democrats new Iraq plan is similar to John Kerry’s proposal on Iraq from October 2005. Indeed, some “allies” of John Kerry have pointed out “that the current Senate Democratic proposal for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq — introduced by Senate Democratic leaders and currently being debated on the […]

Leaving NCLB Behind?

Bush’s signature domestic plan NCLB is on the chopping block today as “more than 50 GOP members of the House and Senate — including the House’s second-ranking Republican — will introduce legislation today that could severely undercut” Bush’s so-called “domestic achievement, the No Child Left Behind Act, by allowing states to opt out of its […]

GOP’s Sununu Calls for Gonzales’ Dismissal

In an interview with AP News, Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire became the “first Republican in Congress to call for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ dismissal,” on Wednesday, just “hours after President Bush expressed confidence in his embattled Cabinet officer.” “I think the president should replace him,” Sununu said in an interview with The Associated […]

Hillary Nuances Iraq Position

I’m not sure what to make of this: Clinton Sees Some Troops Staying in Iraq if She Is Elected. There’s a lot of nuance here and some of it is very troubling… In a half-hour interview on Tuesday in her Senate office, Mrs. Clinton said the scaled-down American military force that she would maintain in […]