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National/US political news and opinion from a liberal viewpoint.

Two Polls of Note; Both Bad for Republicans

The first poll, from CNN, shows the overwhelming majority of Americans disapprove of the president’s veto of the Iraq Funding measure. A majority of the U.S. public disapproves of President Bush’s decision to veto a war spending bill that called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq in 2008, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. The…

Pelosi Calls for Energy Independence

Pelosi: ‘Energy Independence is Essential to Reducing the Price at the Pump’  Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Leaders held a press stake out this afternoon regarding the increase in gas prices.  Below is her opening statement: This weekend, the nationwide average of $3.07 per gallon set a record – exceeding last…

What’s the Matter IN Kansas? The State of the Guard

this just came in from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office: IRAQ & NATIONAL GUARD READINESS: ARE STATES READY TO RESPOND TO EMERGENICES? The war in Iraq has had a serious impact on the National Guard and its ability to protect and assist Americans in times of disaster here at home. On Friday May 4th, a massive…

Conason/Wolf on Facism

Naomi Wolf has  new book coming out this September.  Its called “The End of America: A Warning to a Young Patriot.”  In it, she prints descriptions of 10 steps to facism as described by Joe Conason, one of my favortie columnists, taken from the historical context of the Axis in World War II. Conason’s “Big Lies”…

The “Decider” Threatens to Veto Hate Crimes Legislation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House has threatened to veto a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday that expands hate-crime laws to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender. Under current law, hate crimes are subject to federal prosecution only if the acts of violence are motivated by race, religion, color…

The Root Cause ….

In my usual daily news reading, I came across this exceptional editorial in the Chicago Tribune. And its worth reading as there are some points that have a bearing on tonight’s GOP debate from Simi Valley. Read the story here.