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SCHIP Override Vote Falls 16 Short in the House

The House vote to override the president’s veto of the SCHIP Program was 273 to 156; 16 votes short of an override.  This is a problem that has supportof 72 percent of Americans. Please contact Rep. Calvert, Campbell, Issa, Royce and Rohrabacher and ask them why they hate poor sick kids so much. The cost…

From Speaker Pelosi: Choices Matter

Meeting America’s Real Priorities – Choices Matter While pushing for hundreds of billions in spending for Iraq, President Bush continues to reiterate his opposition to Democratic efforts to focus on America’s real priorities. Over the last six years, President Bush and his allies in Congress turned a record surplus into a record deficit.  The President…

“Phony Soldiers” or 12 Who Don’t Get Military Ethos?

As State Rep. Chuck DeVore reminds me, I’ve never served in the military and I just don’t get military ethos. Yet as I review vast titles of newspapers and magazines daily, I keep coming across columns like this one in today’s Washington Post.  No doubt, Rush Limbaugh would call these writers “phony soldiers” and Chuck…

SCHIP Debate: The Right Attacks Children

I watched a segment on MSNBC last night where 12-year-old Graeme Frost’s parents were interviewed by Keith Olbermann.  Frost, an accident victim and CHIP beneficiary, gave the Democratic response to the president’s weekly radio address.  His appearance launched a massive attack by right wing bloggers with some smears traced back to Senator Mitch McConnell’s office.

Dear Abby: An advocate for Gay Marriage

  Dear Abby writer Jeanne Phillips has come down in favor of gay marriage.  “Dear Abby” recently publicly declared her support for gay rights and received the first-ever “Straight for Equality” award from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; an award that State Rep Chuck DeVore has no prayer of ever winning.  Here’s the AP…

Find Out What’s Really Happening in Iraq This Sunday

Have you been following the news about the Iraq Occupation lately? Are you getting frustrated by all this talk about Blackwater and private contractors ripping off the American taxpayers while they do a huge disservice to our troops and the Iraqi people? Would you like to find out how all of this can be changed?…