By |May 23rd, 2007|

Choices updated Keith Slams Democratic Leadership, Bush and the Republicans Those who seek the Democratic nomination need to—for their own political futures and, with a thousand times more solemnity and importance, for the individual futures of our troops—denounce this betrayal, vote against it, and, if need be, unseat Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi if [...]

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Clinton Challenges the Pentagon

By |May 23rd, 2007|

What would a female commander in chief look like in action? How would she lead? Exhibit A: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, in both a letter to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and in a private meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, called on the Pentagon to brief the Congress [...]

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John Edwards Slams GWOT

By |May 23rd, 2007|

John Edwards Slams GWOT updated Look out, Terror Guy is liable to throw a tantrum! But pay very close attention. This is the very definition of leadership. It is something in very short supply right now. But by stepping up front and directly confronting the Republican talking point "global war on terror," John Edwards is [...]

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Debunking Iran Talking Points

By |May 23rd, 2007|

The IAEA Report on Iran is out. Sean-Paul runs it down. This evidence, presented in the IAEA report, says Paul Kerr of Arms Control Today does not support [the] rapid progress" described by Sanger in his article and portrayed by the media as a whole. Kerr added, "it doesn't seem like [the Iranians] have crossed [...]

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Bloody Tuesday

By |May 23rd, 2007|

Well that was ugly. Ms. Pelosi made clear that if money for the war was going to be provided without a timeline for withdrawal, it would be without her personal support. "I would never vote for such a thing," Ms. Pelosi said as she entered the office of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority [...]

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A Conversation with Al Gore

By |May 22nd, 2007|

The Assault on Reason by Al Gore In a snide comment about Al Gore's new book, Tony Snow said this today: "I don't know if they're going to do a reprinting of the book to try to get the facts straight. The fact-checkers may have to take a look at it." Ahem. Oh, the irony. [...]

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Bob Kerrey’s Muddle

By |May 22nd, 2007|

Bob Kerrey's Muddle You'd think the man would get tired of pronouncing things in public which turn out to be untrue. But today he continues his trend in the Wall Street Journal. At least he's consistent. The key question for Congress is whether or not Iraq has become the primary battleground against the same radical [...]

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REPORT: 200,000 Troops by 2008

By |May 22nd, 2007|

The AP story is being disputed by a New York Times piece today. After an evening meeting of top House Democrats, the party canceled a session at which they were to present the elements of a new war spending proposal to the rank and file in anticipation of a vote this week. "There is no [...]

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John Lennon’s Music to Aid Darfur

By |May 22nd, 2007|

John Lennon's Music to Aid Darfur Via Howie Klein. Amnesty International is keeping with our tradition of combining music with activism – harnessing the power and reach of both to stop the violence and horrific human rights abuses happening each and every day in Darfur. Instant Karma, a creation of over 50 musical artists, aims [...]

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See You in September

By |May 21st, 2007|

If the AP story is accurate. Get prepared to... Suck. It. Up. ... ... While details remain subject to change, the measure is designed to close the books by Friday on a bruising veto fight between Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress over the war. It would provide funds for military operations in Iraq through Sept. [...]

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