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January 25th, 2005

Senate Democrats Speak of Slowing Confirmation Votes

By Carl Hulse / New York Times WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 - Trying to show that they remain a force despite their reduced numbers, Senate Democrats on Monday threatened new hurdles for President Bush's cabinet choices and expressed deep misgivings about the planned Social Security changes at the heart of this ... continue reading

January 24th, 2005

Social Security 'crisis' questioned

By Jill Lawrence / USA Today WASHINGTON — Two key Republican lawmakers suggested Sunday that Social Security is not in crisis and questioned President Bush's proposal to let younger workers invest part of their payroll taxes in private accounts. Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., chairman of the House panel that handles ... continue reading

January 21st, 2005

Democrats gird for battle with Republican dominance

WASHINGTON (AFP) - As Republicans kicked up their heels at inaugural balls marking four more years in the White House, Democrats vowed not to be rolled over, despite a marked erosion of their political clout. Nancy Pelosi, minority leader in the House of Representatives, said in a message that she, ... continue reading

January 21st, 2005

Kerry, Democrats on Hand for Inaugural

By Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Sen. John Kerry, who had hoped to be center stage Thursday, watched somberly from a seat far across the platform as President Bush took the oath of office, but he sounded a note of defiance as he looked ahead to the ... continue reading

January 20th, 2005

US Senate sets aside two days to debate Rice nomination

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Senate set aside two days next week to debate and vote on the nomination of Condoleezza Rice to become the next US Secretary of State. Republicans had sought to start debate Thursday, following the inauguration of US President George W. Bush, and just one day ... continue reading

January 19th, 2005

Democrats to Delay Rice Confirmation Vote

By Barry Schweid / Associated Press WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats intend to delay Condoleezza Rice's confirmation as secretary of state at least until next week rather than grant her Inauguration Day approval, a spokesman said Wednesday. "There are a number of Democrats not on the committee that want to have ... continue reading

January 8th, 2005

U.S. Paid Commentator to Tout School Law

By Ben Feller / Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Bush administration paid a prominent commentator to promote the No Child Left Behind schools law to fellow blacks and to give the education secretary media time, records show. A company run by Armstrong Williams, the syndicated commentator, was paid $240,000 by ... continue reading

January 4th, 2005

Senators should object to Ohio vote -- by Jesse Jackson

Chicago Sun-Times This Thursday in Washington Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the senior minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will formally object to the counting of the Ohio electoral vote in the 2004 presidential election. If any senator joins him, the counting of the vote is suspended and the House ... continue reading

January 2nd, 2005

Evangelical Leader Threatens to Use His Political Muscle Against Some Democrats

By David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times COLORADO SPRINGS - James C. Dobson, the nation's most influential evangelical leader, is threatening to put six potentially vulnerable Democratic senators "in the 'bull's-eye' " if they block conservative appointments to the Supreme Court. In a letter his aides say is being ... continue reading

December 30th, 2004

Conyers to Object to Ohio Electors, Requests Senate Allies

By William Rivers Pitt / t r u t h o u t Thursday 30 December 2004 Representative John Conyers, ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, will object to the counting of the Ohio Electors from the 2004 Presidential election when Congress convenes to ratify those votes on ... continue reading

December 27th, 2004

GOP sets up Senate collision on judges

By Kathy Kiely / USA Today President Bush's move to renominate 20 judicial candidates whose confirmations have been blocked by Senate Democrats sets the stage for a bitter procedural battle that could have implications for the next Supreme Court nomination and for next year's legislative agenda. The president's announcement last ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2004

Democratic Leadership Rethinking Abortion

By Peter Wallsten and Mary Curtius / Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — After long defining itself as an undisputed defender of abortion rights, the Democratic Party is suddenly locked in an internal struggle over whether to redefine its position to appeal to a broader array of voters. The fight is ... continue reading

December 19th, 2004

Dems Demand Answers on Lack of Iraq Armor

By Maura Kelly Lannan / Associated Press CHICAGO - The incoming deputy leader of Senate Democrats demanded answers Saturday from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as to why U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan lack protective equipment for themselves and their vehicles. "We can, and we should, armor every Humvee and ... continue reading

December 13th, 2004

Senate Dems Plan Investigatory Hearings

By Jim Abrams / Associated Press WASHINGTON - New Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Monday his party will launch investigative hearings next year in response to what he said was the reluctance of Republicans to look into problems in the Bush administration. "There are too many unasked and unanswered ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2004

Senate GOP Seeks to Curtail Filibusters

By Jim Abrams / Associated Press Senate Republicans are preparing to bring out the heavy weapons against the filibuster, a Senate tradition that has its linguistic origins in the pirates who once captured ships and held their crews for ransom. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., says "tyranny by the ... continue reading

November 18th, 2004

GOP Tosses Ethics Rule so DeLay Can Keep Post

By Edward Epstein / San Francisco Chronicle Washington -- House Republicans adopted a rule change Wednesday that would allow their powerful majority leader, Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, to keep his post if he is indicted on state corruption charges stemming from a fund-raising scandal that has already involved three ... continue reading

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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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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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