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Kerry: Bush Iraq Policy Still Wrong After All These Years

Tonight in his address to the nation, Bush “tried to turn a corner in the fractious debate over Iraq” by ordering the “first limited troop withdrawals since voters elected an antiwar Congress last year.” But the move did little to appease Democratic leaders, who dismissed it as a token gesture masking an open-ended commitment of […]

Senator Jack Reed Responds to President Bush’s Address on Iraq

In his address to the nation tonight on the Iraq War, Bush claimed that “The principle guiding my decisions on troop levels in Iraq is ‘return on success’ — the more successful we are, the more American troops can return home.” More too little, too late from Bush. Ed Henry of CNN’s Washington Bureau said […]

Bush Speaks… The ‘Surge’ Continues

E&P looks back at Bush’s speech on Jan. 10, 2007, to get a feel of what tonight’s address to the nation will lead to — a continuation of the ‘surge.’ The president said then, “I’ve made it clear to the Prime Minister and Iraq’s other leaders that America’s commitment is not open-ended. If the Iraqi […]

Kentucky Union Members Rally in Support of Steve Beshear

Bernard Pollack, AFL-CIO field coordinator, sends us this report on the campaign to elect a working family-friendly governor in Kentucky.

Kerry on Boehner’s “Small Price”

John Kerry responded to today to Rep. John Boehner’s “stunningly cavalier” response to the pointed question asked yesterday on CNN by Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer asked Boehner: “The loss in blood, the Americans who are killed every month, how much longer do you think this commitment, this military commitment is going to require?” Boehner responded: “The […]

Say It Ain’t So… Not Another Lying Bush Puppet?

Oh heavens… Say it ain’t so… Not another lying Bush puppet? In a new embarrassment for the Bush administration top spymaster, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is withdrawing an assertion he made to Congress this week that a recently passed electronic-surveillance law helped U.S. authorities foil a major terror plot in Germany. The temporary […]

Reid Vows to Block Possible Bush Nominee

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed “to block former Solicitor General Theodore Olson from becoming attorney general if President George W. Bush nominates him to replace Alberto Gonzales.” Congressional and administration officials have described Olson as a leading contender for the job as the nation’s chief U.S. law enforcement officer, but Reid declared: […]