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The D.C. Madame Shares

The D.C. Madame Jeanne Palfrey had generously offered her records to some journalists and bloggers, but their plans got changed and now as WTOP reports, the records are available online. With some perseverance and hitting the refresh button on your browser a few times, you might get lucky, if you are interested. GTL first posted […]

Kerry Bill Would Prevent President from Misusing Signing Statements

With the White House in “Panic Mode” over the GOP revolt on Bush’s Iraq War, Senator John Kerry gave them a little more cause earlier today when he announced that he will co-sponsor legislation aimed at preventing the President from writing so-called “signing statements” when he signs bills – a little known measure that allows […]

Open Left Is Live

Congratulations to Chris Bowers and Matt Stoller, formerly of MYDD, for their new endevour: Open Left. Ari Melber writes in The Nation: Two giants of the liberal blogosphere joined forces today with a longtime Washington consultant to launch a new website, OpenLeft, designed as a hub for dialogue between progressive outsiders and Washington insiders. Former […]

Nearly One Year Later, Liberal Values Still Smears The Dem Daily

Note to readers: So sorry… here we go again… hopefully for the last time… Dear Dr. Ron, As a doctor, you should know that carrying around personal baggage over personal issues is quite unhealthy. Although I and others here on The Democratic Daily have repeatedly debunked your claims about me and The Democratic Daily, for […]

4,000

4,000. 4,000. Bloomberg reports: Four thousand U.S. service members have died in U.S. President George W. Bush’s “war on terror” in Iraq and Afghanistan 5 1/2 years after American forces ousted the Taliban in December 2001. Of the 4000 that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bloomberg notes that a “total of 3,596 have died […]

Bush Denies Congress Access to Aides – Kerry Says White House Stonewalling is a Disservice to Democracy

Today Bush invoked executive privilege again to deny the requests from Congress for “testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors.” The White House, however, did offer again to make former counsel Harriet Miers and one-time political director Sara Taylor available for private, off-the-record interviews. In a letter to the heads of […]

’08 Fatigue Already?

Are you tired of the hoopla over the ’08 presidential election already? If you are, you’re not alone: Kathy Hubbard likes politics, is delighted with the field of Democratic presidential candidates and considers the 2008 presidential race the most exciting — and important — in years. But she raised an arm in frustration as she […]

And Yet More Late Night: Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire

Okay… So I’m trying to call it a night in the wee hours of the morning but here’s one more… The WaPo has a stunning piece about the CIA outsourcing: Who Runs the CIA? Outsiders for Hire. Red alert: Our national security is being outsourced. The most intriguing secrets of the “war on terror” have […]