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Sherrod Brown Plays the People of Ohio for Chumps with his Indefinite Detention Betrayal

On the issue of indefinite detention Senator Sherrod Brown has played the people of Ohio for chumps. The question is whether the people of Ohio will roll over like trained dogs and ask for more of the same.

Sherrod Brown: Voting for Indefinite Detention Without Due Process in 2006 When Sherrod Brown was a U.S. [...]

Problematic Prudence Predicted Four Years Ago

Four years ago this month, our sister site That’s My Congress predicted the unraveling of the Democratic control of Congress, even at the height of the Democrats’ return to power:

“I read in the New York Times today that a variety of American corporations, figuring out that the Democratic Party will become the majority in [...]

John Conyers Responds to Patriot Act Reauthorization With… Nothing

When American liberals questioned the record of some candidates being selected (without primaries) by the Democratic Party back in 2006, do you remember what the response was?

With a Democratic majority in Congress, just “imagine” the changes!

In particular, Democratic partisans asked liberal voters to “imagine John Conyers” as the chair of the House Judiciary [...]

Dave Sanders and the Politics of Fear

The Democrats of Indiana’s 4th congressional district would do better to find a new candidate who is willing to confront the right wing obsession with terrorists head on than to give Dave Sanders a 3rd chance to peddle his vision of fear. [...]

Does Jane Harman Care About Anyone But Herself?

Jane Harman hasn’t bothered to speak out against the abusive warrantless wiretapping done routinely against the American people. Today, however, Jane Harman has finally spoken out about warrantless wiretapping – because she says she was the victim. [...]

Bush Used Government Resources for GOP Campaigns

The report provides evidence that, in 2006, the Bush Administration was converted into a Republican congressional campaign office, with public officials being used to prop up faltering Republican congressional candidates. [...]

66 Pages of Facts About Mayor Sarah Palin

A good place to start is the sixty six page summary of Sarah Palin’s time as mayor of Wasilla, created by Democrats in 2006. The summary is written by Democrats, but the information is from state and local newspapers and the public record. [...]

Asked about FISA at Netroots Nation, Nancy Pelosi Beats About the Bush

When Nancy Pelosi appeared at the Netroots Nation conference today, people questioned her decision as Speaker of the House to let the H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act, come to the floor. Speaker Pelosi’s answers were anything but respectful to the intelligence and attention span of those who were listening.

Hotline reports part of her [...]

Even Minor FISA Amendments Act Amendment FAILS, Look for More

While primary elections splash their way across our television screens, the substantive train of legislative politics keeps right on chugging along in the background, taking this country to a dark destination. The FISA Amendments Act, a bill to institute six years of wiretapping and physical searches without a warrant, is up before the Senate now. [...]

MegaDollar Military Fails Small Where Unity08 Aims Big

The corporate leaders of Unity08 say they aim to run their own first national secure online presidential nominating election on July 1, 2008. They haven’t raised even half a million dollars yet, money they say they will mainly spend on ballot access and recruiting people to vote in their election anyway (see page 37 of [...]

Russian-Style Poisoning Could Throw America Government Back to GOP

If someone wanted to stop the Democrats from gaining control over the United States Senate through nefarious means, now is the time that they would strike, and Tim Johnson is exactly the kind of Senator they would chose to target. [...]