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February 21st, 2007

Iraq war protesters target Democrats

By Jo Mannies / St. Louis Post-Dispatch For the past three weeks, waves of anti-war protests, sit-ins and arrests have become almost routine for Rep. Russ Carnahan's district office in Brentwood. And the local band of activists behind the disturbances is just getting warmed up. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., appears ... continue reading

February 16th, 2007

Senate preparing for weekend showdown on Iraq

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Setting up a new showdown over Iraq, Senate Democratic leaders are planning a key test vote Saturday on a resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send additional troops into combat. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said a Saturday session will take up a nonbinding measure now before ... continue reading

February 6th, 2007

'Bang on Every Door' ...by Mike Ferner

War Opponents Occupy Congressional Offices From Alaska to Washington, D.C. yesterday, peace activists escalated their tactics and occupied Congressional offices, demanding elected officials vote against George Bush's request of $93,000,000,000 to extend the war. The Occupation Project, organized by Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV), kicked off at noon, Eastern Time ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2007

Clinton promises to end war if elected

By Nedra Pickler / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she would not have attacked Iraq if she were president in 2002 and would end the war if elected, as she tried to blunt rivals like John Edwards who are stoking anti-war passions in the Democratic ... continue reading

January 31st, 2007

Obama wants troops home by spring ’08

Illinois senator, presidential candidate introduces bill to force redeployment Associated Press WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday U.S. combat forces should be out of Iraq by spring 2008 to end “a foreign policy disaster,” but he stopped short of endorsing a cutoff in funds. The Illinois ... continue reading

January 30th, 2007

Congress can halt Iraq war, experts tell lawmakers

By Susan Cornwell / Reuters WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress has the power to end the war in Iraq, a former Bush administration attorney and other high-powered legal experts told a Senate hearing on Tuesday. Facing mounting opposition over his Iraq troop increase plan, President George W. Bush insisted it ... continue reading

January 29th, 2007

Injury count in Iraq disputed

Some say Pentagon hides full impact of the war toll By Stephen Koff / Cleveland Plain Dealer Washington -- Officially, more than 23,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in combat in Iraq. But more than double that number have fallen ill or been injured in what the Pentagon considers "nonhostile" ... continue reading

January 26th, 2007

Democratic senators won't join Iraq war protest in Washington

By Jeff Zeleny / International Herald Tribune WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators are set to arrive in the capital this weekend for the largest anti-war march since Democrats gained control of Congress, staging the first of several protests to persuade lawmakers to do more than simply speak out ... continue reading

January 24th, 2007

Senate panel votes against Bush on Iraq

By Anne Flaherty / Associated Press The Democratic-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee dismissed President Bush's plans to increase troops strength in Iraq on Wednesday as "not in the national interest," an unusual wartime repudiation of the commander in chief. The vote on the nonbinding measure was 12-9 and largely along ... continue reading

January 12th, 2007

Bush war plan draws fire on Capitol Hill

By Tom Raum / Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq ran into a wall of criticism on Capitol Hill on Thursday as administration officials drew confrontational, sometimes mocking challenges from both Democrats and Republicans. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in response that the ... continue reading

January 9th, 2007

Democrats may deny funds for Iraq surge

By David Espo / Associated Press WASHINGTON - In a blunt challenge to President Bush, the leader of the Senate's new Democratic majority said Monday he will "look at everything" within his power to wind down the war in Iraq, short of cutting off funding for troops already deployed. "I ... continue reading

January 5th, 2007

Critics slam possible Iraq troop boost

By Jennifer Loven / Associated Press Days from announcing an overhaul of Iraq strategy, President Bush on Friday encountered a wall of criticism of the U.S. troop escalation that is expected to be the centerpiece of his new war plan. Bush also reshuffled his war commanders, installing a new team ... continue reading

November 6th, 2006

Underdog Ford Gets a Little Help From His Illinois Friend

By Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post NASHVILLE -- In his race for U.S. Senate, Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr. (D) has been outspent by millions, and his image has been battered by a barrage of negative ads, including the now-infamous spot with a blonde floozy that has been pulled off ... continue reading

November 4th, 2006

Obama Tells Md. Blacks to Vote on Issues

By Kristen Wyatt / Associated Press BOWIE, Md. -- Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois on Friday urged hundreds of blacks not to vote along racial lines next week in Maryland's Senate race. Obama, the only black U.S. senator, came to the state to rally support for Democratic Rep. Ben Cardin, ... continue reading

October 27th, 2006

Dissent Grows Over Silent Treatment for â??Axis of Evilâ?? Nations

By Helene Cooper / New York Times WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 — Ever since President Bush first proclaimed there to be an “axis of evil” in 2002, pundits, diplomats and politicians have urged him to talk to its members. But in the last few weeks, with Iraq experiencing a further surge ... continue reading

October 26th, 2006

Republicans gambling on New Jersey

By Donna de la Cruz / Associated Press WEST ORANGE, N.J. - New Jersey is to Republicans what slot machines are to gamblers: irresistible, with long odds of winning. Gamblers pull the lever, hoping for the big payout. Republicans are sharing the same dream, throwing $3.5 million into the Senate ... continue reading

October 26th, 2006

Lamont gets help from Obama

By Andrew Miga / Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, a vocal defender of Sen. Joe Lieberman earlier this year, is urging Connecticut voters to rally behind his rival, Ned Lamont. The Illinois senator and potential 2008 presidential candidate sent an e-mail message Thursday praising Lamont. "Ned ... continue reading

September 4th, 2006

`A horror show for Republicans'

Election forecasts dim GOP hopes for an enduring majority By Jill Zuckman / Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove had a grand vision as he crafted George W. Bush's first presidential campaign. Republicans not only would capture the White House, they also would realign American politics, creating an enduring majority ... continue reading

May 30th, 2006

Key Race Is Seen as a Test of GOP's Vulnerability

By Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times SAN MARCOS, Calif. — As voters in the 50th Congressional District look to replace incarcerated Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the candidates are talking about sending messages. Brian Bilbray, a former GOP congressman attempting a comeback, says a vote for him is a message to ... continue reading

May 8th, 2006

Congressman Shaw Tries to Outrun GOP Woes

By Brian Skoloff / Associated Press Republican Rep. Clay Shaw is on the cusp of realizing a political dream, transforming his 25 years of service and clout into one of the most powerful jobs in Washington. Too bad almost everything out of the nation's capital these days amounts to a ... continue reading

May 1st, 2006

Thousands Urge Bush to Do More in Darfur

By Elizabeth White / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Thousands of people joined celebrities and lawmakers at a rally Sunday urging the Bush administration and Congress to help end genocide in Sudan's Darfur region. "Not on our watch!" the crowd chanted as a parade of speakers lined up for their turn ... continue reading

April 19th, 2006

Durbin: Rumsfeld should go as Iraq goes 'from bad to terrible'

By Ann Sanner / Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Tuesday for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to be replaced and said he hopes Congress will debate the issue next week. "This situation has gone from bad to terrible, and I think it's time for new ... continue reading

April 3rd, 2006

Republicans Increasingly Critical of Bush

By Tom Raum / Associated Press From Iraq to deficits, from immigration to port security, some of the most pointed criticism leveled at President Bush is coming from within his own party. Republicans these days are almost sounding like perennially divided Democrats. The rising GOP angst stems from Bush's deep ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2006

Iraq war veteran wins Congress primary race

By Michael Conlon / Reuters CHICAGO - An Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in the conflict narrowly won her bid to run for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat in a district held by Republicans for 32 years, returns showed on Wednesday. Tammy Duckworth, 37, is ... continue reading

January 27th, 2006

Congress demands VA explain its bad advice

By Chris Adams / Knight Ridder WASHINGTON - Key members of Congress from both major political parties are demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs explain why its call centers routinely provide veterans with bad information. In response to a Knight Ridder story in December, Democrats and Republicans from the ... continue reading

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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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