According to Sen. Kerry, it was John McCain's staff who approached his campaign about potentially filling the Vice President slot on the Democratic ticket in 2004. Take a listen to and a look at the interchange...
[perhaps this will stiffen the Democrat's spine] Americans overwhelmingly support a congressional investigation into White House involvement in the firing of 8 US attorneys, and they say President Bush and his aides should answer questions about
Aren’t you sick of “antiwar” activists who are nothing but shills for the Democratic party? Because I sure as hell am. I’ve written about the Democratic “antiwar” legislation that recently passed the House, slated for a quick veto by the White House,
It's hard to get out of a deal with the devil. That's the congressional Democrats' dilemma as they continue to treat the Iraq war as a speed bump on their pathway to the perks of restored power.
(The Democratic blood letting begins)
The president has been given the green light to attack Iran. Withdrawing this provision from the spending bill is an act not just of complicity, but of open collaboration with the Bush administration's war plans. When the bombs begin to fall, and
Top House Democrats retreated from an attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran as the leadership concentrated on a looming confrontation with the White House over the Iraq war.
The closest thing Congress has to a peace movement — 71 liberals who want to yank Iraq funding and bring troops home swiftly — faces a dilemma: [Back a Democratic plan resulting in another 1,500 deaths, or block it and bring them home.]
[How many more?] House Democratic leaders vowed to pass legislation setting a deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, a challenge to President Bush's war policy that drew a blunt veto threat in return.
We should have known it was coming. Even though the Democratic Party rode the antiwar wave in to Congress last November, they've done little since to end the bloody war in Iraq. Just last week House Democrats met to discuss how best to halt Bush*
The imperial presidency has regularly run circles around an ever weaker Congress. Now, once again, we find ourselves at a moment where the public seems increasingly eager for Congress to rein in an out-of-control White House and its increasingly cata
House Democratic leaders are backing away from a plan to scale back US involvement in the Iraq war by using Congress' most powerful tool _ withholding money in the budget. Instead, party officials said they may attempt to embarrass Bush into aba
As the Bush administration ratchets up its military threat to Iran, the leadership of the Democratic party is providing a free pass to continue on that potentially disastrous course. Congressional leaders have tacitly or explicitly accepted the neces
A few days ago , a senior Capitol Hill Democratic aide called to tell me he was worried. The aide feared that his party would soon find itself split over the Iraq war. Progressive House Democrats are pushing for a cutoff in funding, he said, not c
Geffen was on to something with his passing mention that Obama is not from "the Bush royal family" or the "Clinton royal family." Is the country prepared to be governed, for 28 years by 2 families who alternate turns in the White
Clinton now says she didn't vote for "pre-emptive" war in Iraq. She needs to take another look at her hawkish record.
Comedian Al Franken has decided to run for U.S. Senate in Minnesota in 2008, challenging incumbent Republican Norm Coleman, a senior Democratic official said. He would be leaving his show on Air America Radio on Feb. 14.
Spent the day struggling to explain his description of Senator Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for president, as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
94% of Americans say it is likely that American soldiers will still be facing combat in Iraq when the next President is sworn into office in January. That pessimism stands in strong contrast to what American voters would like to see happen.
Incoming House Intelligence Chairman Silvestre Reyes says he'd rather figure out how to stabilize Iraq and bring the troops home than get bogged down investigating what went wrong. [doesn't know what Shia and Sunni is]
[It's not like we like you now.] 2 weeks before Democrats take control of Congress for the first time in 12 years, new Census estimates suggest they may have to battle demographic tides to keep it. Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas and
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) became the second officeholder to announce a bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. And since the other candidate is retiring Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, Kucinich is the first member of Congress to officially
New Orleans area U.S. Rep. William Jefferson won a ninth term to Congress in a surprising landslide on Saturday as loyal black voters shrugged off a federal bribery investigation into $90,000 found in his freezer. Jefferson defeated fellow black Demo
Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2004, said he is planning another bid because his party isn't pushing hard enough to end the Iraq war.
Twenty-three months before the 2008 presidential election, the jockeying among hopefuls is already fierce. No fewer than two dozen men - and a woman - are running or thinking of running for POTUS
Just weeks before Election Day, Jen and Andrew Fitzgibbon got a [taxpayer funded] card from Gov. Rod Blagojevich congratulating them on the birth of their new baby. The only problem was that the Fitzgibbons' youngest daughter, Lydia, wasn't s
For a dozen years, the Democratic conservatives known as Blue Dogs have been baying at the moon, ignored by Republicans and tolerated by their more liberal Democratic colleagues. Now, these House lawmakers say that is about to change.
The sad reality of the situation is, both parties are prone to only complain when the opposite party is in charge, but when it comes their turn to run the ship of state, they usually wind up doing a bunch of nothing.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., backed funding for a bridge between Nevada and Arizona that could affect the value of property he owns nearby.
Unless November's new blood improves the Democratic Party's civil liberties pedigree, the Democrats will have failed even before they are sworn in next January.