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Pelosi Fact Checks Bush Labor-HHS Veto; Prepares Override Effort

Some commentary on this bill; it had the support of 50 Republicans in Congress.  The president vetoed it claiming there was a lot of pork.  But he also signed a $447 billion defense bill to aid the defense department that was loaded with pork too.  THE FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S LABOR-HHS VETO: Veto Leaves More…

Army Reiterates Its Ban on Waterboarding

I’ve never served in the miliary, but it seems to me that the Army did the right thing when it had to reiterate its official stance on waterboarding.  They are against it even if so many right wingers are for it.  But I don’t understand ethos, remember? Army reiterates ban on waterboarding By Pamela Hess…

Ronald Reagan: Un-plugged

In 1948 Ronald Reagan was a Democrat.  There are many in the Republican party who would like to have us forget this fact.  But in 1948, two years after the Republicans took control of congress during Truman’s presidency, Ronald Reagan called for the reelection of Harry Truman and the return of Democratic control of the…

Remembering on Veterans’ Day

So today is Veterans’ Day. Today is the 89th Anniversary of the day World War I ended, and today is the day we remember all our brave soldiers that fought in all past (and present) wars to serve our nation and defend what we value most about this nation. I’ve been thinking about the meaning…

Highlights of Pelosi’s Bipartisan bill on Military Readiness

The bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations bill strengthens America’s military by: Investing in equipment, training and cutting-edge weaponry, including body armor and vehicles proven to save lives in Iraq; Restoring depleted equipment for the National Guard and Reserves; Funding a larger pay raise (3.5 percent) for our troops than the President requested; and Strengthening health…