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President Vetos SCHIP Program a Second Time

The SCHIP program works.  The President vetoed it for a second time preferring the save the what we spend in three weeks in Iraq just to be able to diss a well-run government run healthcare system because voters might get crazy ideas that government run universal healthcare might actually work for everyone if we can…

Top 10 Bushisms of 2007

HT to the Liberal Values blog: With so much criticism from the Right wingers about Senator John Kerry’s botched joke at the end of the 2006 election cycle and you know that any mispoken word from any Democratic candidate will be blown out of the water, there is this reminder that the current president continues…

A Family’s Story

This is one of those stories you can’t bear to read but can’t put down. You might have missed it in Saturday’s paper.  Please take a few minutes to read it and make a contribution for research of this disease. Special report  A donor egg gives life — and a death sentence By William Heisel…

Give Peace a Chance; Remembering John Lennon 27 Years Later

http://www.imaginepeace.com/ On December  8th, 11:15 PM (your  local time) please remember John by taking a moment of quiet reflection. If you would  like to play or sing “Imagine” and IMAGINE a world of PEACE, we will all  be together at that moment in every time zone as IMAGINE  PEACE makes its way around the world…

Republicans Still Get More Federal Pork

HT to the publication The Hill. While Rep. John Campbell is busy patting himself on the back for his battle against federal pork-barrel spending, it seems Republicans still lead the nation is having their pork and eating it too.   more after the flip…