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Got Sinkholes?

A few months ago a water pipe burst under the apartment building I live in, in the Los Angeles area. The water leaked for a few days before it was fixed and with in a very short time from the leak doors started to stick in my 2nd floor apartment and the one below mine. […]

Kerry and Hagel Introduce Bill to Support Veteran, Reservist Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) introduced new legislation to provide financial relief as well as increased economic opportunities to Veterans and Reservists who want to start or expand a small business. It’s great to see this new legislation, as a small business owner, I know that entrepreneurs need all the […]

Poll Shows Most Support Edwards’ Decision

A new CBS Poll shows that most “Americans support former Sen. John Edwards’ decision to continue his bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination after his wife was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer — and by a margin of more than 2-to-1.” According to a CBS News Poll conducted in the two days following the […]

Kerry Responds to White House Withdrawal of Sam Fox, Nominee Tied to ‘Swift Boat Vets’

AP News and USA Today’s On Politics Blog are reporting that the Bush Administration has suddenly withdrawn ambassadorial nomination of businessman Sam Fox, “after Democrats denounced Fox for giving money to a controversial conservative group that undermined Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.” The White House announced the withdrawal in a press release distributed less […]

Veterans Seek to Derail Bush Nominee Aligned with SBVT

Eleven veterans who served with John Kerry in Vietnam and supported his ’04 presidential campaign are seeking to defeat the nomination Sam Fox, to become ambassador to Belgium. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination today. The Navy veterans are sending letters and phoning senators to argue that Fox, 77, […]

Reviving ERA

Remember ERA? The Equal Rights Amendment… the one that fell by the wayside so very long ago and some would like to keep buried under the rug. Well, it’s back and in my opinion, it’s about damn time. As Sentor Barbara Boxer put it yesterday to a mostly female crowd at a news conference, “Elections […]