US Congress

Tale Of Two Candidates

ND JUST FOR KICKS, let's have a look at the respective tax plans of the two candidates. ABC news posted this comparison. In general: So if you’re voting based on the tax proposals a candidate is making — there you go. ABC promises more on this tomorrow morning on “Good Morning America.”

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Kucinich Has A Secret To Tell

ERE, HERE. CONGRESSMAN Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has come out with damning evidence that full-time Democratic presidential candidate and part-time US Senator—Barack Obama—has thrown Main Street under the bus, resolutely contradicting his flamboyant posture just days ago. The following is part of an exchange between the Ohio Democrat and reporter Amy Goodman. AMY GOODMAN: Congressman Kucinich, can you explain how it is that the Democrats are in charge, yet the Democrats back down on their demand to give bankruptcy judges authority to alter the terms of mortgages for homeowners facing foreclosure, that Democrats also failed in their attempt to steer a...


Senator Thrashes Mexican Truck Policy

ave you been following this latest "let's gut the goose" outrage? A snide but combative Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters was accused in a Senate hearing yesterday of defying a congressional vote to halt the Bush administration's controversial project allowing Mexican trucks to operate freely on U.S. roads. "I regret supporting your nomination to be secretary of transportation," Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-ND, told Peters. "Your legal counsel is giving you bad advice that unfortunately you have willingly accepted. "Dorgan charged the Department of Transportation was "hell-bent on proceeding with this pilot program" regardless of safety concerns the agency's inspector general...


Treason Boils In The American Kettle

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the...


Premature Turkey Day In America

enate Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-CA is pushing this resolution to tap Armenian votes in her district, not out of some beckoning sense of right and wrong. I'm sorry, but any other notion of fairness in motive is just too much of a stretch for the contemporary American politician. The Democrats tried to vote down the Iraq war and failed as soon as the rubber met the pavement. Yes, dear, life is more complicated than simply pulling one's thumb out of one's oriface of choice. So they now attempt to circumvent an action just beginning to succeed, even according to...