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New CBS/NY Times Poll: Public Trusts Democrats More

This exceptional opinion column in today’s New York Times is well worth reading and should serve as a reminder that the leadership demonstrated by President Obama and the accomplishments of the Democratically-controlled Congress in the past two difficult years has been, in many ways, exceptional.  Consider for a moment thet state of our nation if…

Shame on the Flash Report

…and contributor Jim Lacy for a post titled “Boxer Apologizes for Racist Comments.” The post references racist comments directed by boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who said a number of offensive and racist comments against his opponent, Manny Pacquiao, in an upcoming fight in Arlington, Texas.  The headline would have readers believe that Senator Barbara Boxer…

OC is no Longer Nixonland: NY Times

I saw this page one story in yesterday’s New York Times but couldn’t post becuase I was offsite all day and too tired to doi it last night, but it’s telling when the nation’s newspaper of record devotes a page one story to declining Republican control in the OC. Of course, readers here know exactly…

Republican Deficit Hawks Should Call for End of Bush Tax Cuts

Quick. What’s the biggest drain on our federal budget?  Two wars off the books? TARP and other federal bailouts? The stimulus?  According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the answer can be found in the Bush Tax Cuts which benefitted the wealthiest 1 percent of all Americans and proved anemic at job growth and economic…

Blame Bush? It’s Not Just for Democrats Anymore

The Republicans are crowing about this prospects in this Fall’s midterms and have been for quite some time.  Traditionally, the president’s party loses seats in a midterm election and I do expect we’ll lose some seats in the House and Senate simply because there were seats long held by Republicans that turned blue in 2006…

Kagan’s Passes Senate Committee’s Muster

We appear to be days away from the confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Solictor General Elena Kagan by a vote of 13-6 with one Republican joining Democrats in voting yes. Here’s the story from the New York Times. The nomination now goes before the full Senate with…

Obama Pushes for Up-or-Down Vote on Help for Our Laid Off Friends & Neighbors

Today, President Obama called on Congress to extend critical unemployment insurance to millions of Americans looking for a job. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday will vote on extending unemployment benefits for Americans still struggling to find work and overcome the lingering effects of the recession. In the three previous efforts, Senate Republicans have blocked the extension of emergency relief for the unemployed.