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John Kerry on The Hill Blog: Insurance For Kids Will Not Fall Victim to Politics

The battle over SCHIP was in the news on Monday with Paul Krugman noting that “denying basic health care to children whose parents lack the means to pay for it, simply because you’re afraid that success in insuring children might put big government in a good light, is just morally wrong.” And the public understands […]

Chief Justice Roberts Suffers Seizure

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was rushed to a hospital in Maine on Monday afternoon after suffering a seizure at his summer island home. Roberts, 52, fell on a dock after having a “benign idiopathic seizure,” said Kathleen Landin Arberg, the court’s public information officer. She said that Roberts has “fully recovered from the […]

Inslee to Introduce Gonzales Impeachment Tuesday

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) will sponsor legislation on Tuesday calling on the Judiciary Committee to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.” Text of the legislation on Think Progress reads: Resolved: That the Committee on the Judiciary shall investigate fully whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to impeach Alberto Gonzales for […]

Gonzo’s Long History of Truthlessness

Gonzo’s long history of defending Bush with lies and deceit has been laid out in Monday’s edition of the WaPo. It’s nothing new that Gonzo has been covering Bush’s tracks and kissing ass… Oh No… Gonzo has been at it “for more than a decade, since he worked for Bush in Texas.” Whether Gonzales has […]

The Dem Daily and the ’08 Presidential Election

Just to set the record straight here after conflicting opinions by our writers, self included on the Clinton – Obama kerfluffle earlier this week, none of the writers here on The Dem Daily have endorsed any of the ’08 presidential candidates to date. So as to have complete transparency, when and if I or any […]

’08 Election Coverage: More Cleavage… Less Issues

Robin Givhan’s WaPo column on Hillary Clinton’s cleavage has become the latest piece of tacky journalism that keeps on giving. Today, Deborah Howell bemoans the fact that the WaPo “got thousands of angry letters and calls last week — the vast majority from women — in response to a July 20 Style column by Fashion […]

Congress Should Impeach Mr. Gonzales

The N.Y. Times editorial board is calling for the impeachment of Alberto Gonzales. It sounds like a damn fine idea to me… President Bush often insists he has to be the decider — ignoring Congress and the public when it comes to the tough matters on war, terrorism and torture, even deciding whether an ordinary […]

Saturday Humor

H/T to Bob Geiger for the cartoon.