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Bush’s Surgeon General nominee looks even worse

From Crooks and Liars: By: Steve Benen on June 7, 2007     Following up on an item from last week, Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr., Bush’s nominee for Surgeon General, has a record of activism that suggests a strong anti-gay bias. Opposition to his nomination has been growing, but it’s been unclear whether there was enough information available…

Register: Pardon Libby

Today’s OC Register cals for the pardon of Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff saying there was no underlying crime. The crime was the blown cover of a covert CIA operative who’s undercover status is well documented and well established.  Libby knew there was an investigation and obstructed the progress of the investigation.  If Clinton…

The Margin of Victory? You Better Believe It!

Being a leader in the Young Democrats for the past 6 years (wow, it’s been that long?) I have been preaching the gospel that if you invest in Young people, you will win.  Today, I received this from John G. Vigna, the CYD Political Director.  It is a report put out by Young Voter Strategies and George…

The Christian Taliban – In America

After reading the stories of the conflicts between the UCI Muslim Studen Union, the Hillel Jewish Student Union, and the UCI College Republicans I found myself wondering “When do I start worrying about a Christian taliban in the United States?” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher & Taliban Well, we may already be well on the way there.…

The House & Senate Kneel at the feet of King George

The House of Representatives capitulated to the will of King George W. Bush and gave him the funding he needs to occupy Iraq indefinitly. With the appropriation of these funds, it is unlikely that the Democratic leadership will be able to slow the Iraq occupation and bring our troops home any time soon. The vote…

Exporting American Jobs

Are Democratic leaders sleeping with the enemy?  THE NATION – “DEMS SELL OUT ON TRADE”: In a scathing editorial, The Nation magazine tears apart the handful of senior Democrats who negotiated the trade deal with the Bush administration in secret. “When Democratic and Republican leaders announce they have fashioned a ‘historic’ bipartisan compromise on trade, put…

Mr. President, will you support the troops?

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to President Bush, House Democratic leaders today (Friday) called on the President to drop his opposition to Democratic plans to give troops the pay raise they deserve and increase benefits for surviving spouses of men and women in uniform. The letter was signed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority…