Thursday, March 1, 2007

Walter Reed Commander Fired

Maj. Gen. George Weightman was relieved of his duty as commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a report last month found one of the hospital's buildings in substandard condition. Walter Reed is the Army's premier medical facility and is located in the nation's capital. It is also where... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

No Sense Watching Letterman When You Know What's Going To Happen

Hours before Senator John McCain announced his candidacy for president on David Letterman's show, it was all over the new services. CNN was running the story every fifteen minutes. By the time Letterman came on, an exit poll showed McCain had already dropped out of the race. Just kidding. But... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Has Anyone Been Keeping Up With "The First Hundred Hours"?

When the Democratic Party took over the 110th Congress, they pledged to get all their campaign promises onto the voting floor or passed in the first one hundred hours. Has anyone been keeping track? What's their score? Are they doing a good job or lagging behind? And who would have been able to tell... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Non-binding Resolution Fails To Pass

In an almost unheard of special Saturday session of Congress, the non-binding resolution to formally castigate the president's escalation of troops in Iraq failed to pass the Senate. By four votes. The final count: 56-30. And it's just as well. It's non-binding. Which means it's just a useless waste... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Democratic Party Candidates Already Under Fire

Candidates just mere weeks and days after announcing their candidacy for president have come under fire. And there's still a year to go before it all gets real serious. The Democrats seem to be weathering the worst of it -- at least so far. But it hasn't stopped at least some heat to be directed... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

The Minimum Wage Is Still Far Too Low

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a measure today to increase the federal minimum wage to $7.25 within the next two years. It isn't much, but it is a start. And with riders like tax cuts for small businesses and increased taxes for the company executives, a start might be all it will ever be. But... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Invading Iran

New rumors and speculation about a military move against a truculent and uncooperative Iran are flying since president Bush stated that if Iran continued to engage in military activities that put American troops in jeopardy, he would be forced to "respond firmly." Bush was quick to deny that any... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Protesters March While President Out Of Town

The president is usually out of town when large protests are scheduled. It stands to reason. He won't listen to his top aides, analysts, and military advisors, so why should he hang around to hear something he doesn't want to hear from a crowd of thousands? Estimated at nearly 100,000, a peace march... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Kerry Will Run For Senate, Not President, In 2008

At the end of a speech on Iraq, John Kerry announced today that he would not be running for president in 2008. Instead, he will run for reelection to his Massachusetts senate seat. Which is probably for the best. Being far outdistanced by other Democrats running for president in the latest polls,... Sign in to see full entry.

Do What You Want -- It's Non-Binding

The Senater Foreign Relations Committee passed a non-binding resolution today condemning the president's ordering of more troops into Iraq, just hours after the president's 'State of the Union' Address, which had called for giving his new "way forward" a chance to succeed. The vote, 12-9, was along... Sign in to see full entry.

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