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Gay Flamingos Pick Up Chick

Who says that gay parenting is un-natural? Apparently there’s nothing un-natural about gay flamingos parenting: A pair of gay flamingos have adopted an abandoned chick, becoming parents after being together for six years, a British conservation organisation said Monday. Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their […]

Kerry, Clinton, Emanuel, Murphy and Walz Fight for Full Troop Pay Increase

Following up on my two earlier posts (here and here) on the Military pay raise issue, John Kerry held a press conference on Tuesday with Senator Hillary Clinton, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill. 5th District), and House Democratic military veterans Tim Walz (D-Minn. 1st District) and Patrick Murphy (D-Penn. 8th District) to call […]

Free to Be Al Gore and Lay It All on the Line

Al Gore’s new book “The Assault on Reason,” was released today. Gore is making the rounds with book signings, interviews, etc. Sadly, I found out too late that he was here in L.A. last night. I would have loved to have gone to hear him speak. Regardless, Gore’s new book is on my must read […]

Edwards ’06 Speaking Engagements Bring Questions

When John Edwards made the rounds in ’06 speaking about poverty, he made some bucks. Edwards, like others who do the speaking tour circuit on college campuses and elsewhere, was paid a fee for his speaking engagement and it’s causing some ire now because of the subject matter. Edwards was speaking on poverty. Carla Marinucci […]

Bush to Urge NATO to Commit More Troops to Afghanistan

While clearing brush in Crawford on Monday, Bush vowed to “ask NATO allies to commit more troops and other resources to quell the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, calling the success of the alliance’s mission there vital to the future security of both the United States and Europe.” At his ranch here, Bush met with NATO […]

Say What? Dems Set War Bill Without Iraq Timeline

Word has it that “Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of billions of dollars in spending on domestic programs.” Stuck in the midst of the legislation will be “the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade.” This has been […]