An FBI agent warned superiors in a memo three years ago that U.S. officials who discussed plans to ship terror suspects to foreign nations that practice torture could be prosecuted for conspiring to violate U.S. law, according to a copy of the memo obtained by NEWSWEEK. Continue reading
Dan Wasserman Cartoon via the Boston Globe.
In the Democratic Radio Address today, Senator Daniel Inouye, of Hawaii, criticized the GOP today “for not doing enough to help troops fighting in or returning from Iraq.” Inouye is an World War II Army veteran who lost his right arm while serving. Continue reading
Without a doubt the Energy Bill is one big nightmare for environmentalists and it will reap benefits for all the energy industries. “The provision was just one example of how the energy bill, touted as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil or moderate gasoline prices, has been turned into a piñata of perks for energy industries.’ Continue reading
How far would you go to protect the right to vote and ensure all Americans can exercise their rights freely in our democracy?
How far would you walk to strengthen our democracy and raise awareness about the importance of voting and voting rights? Continue reading
John Kerry Applauds Bill Frist For Breaking with Past and Party to Embrace Stem Cell Research. I applaud Senator Frist for breaking with the president and his party on stem cell research. The issue of stem cell research is deeply personal and fundamentally moral. These moral questions should never be answered lightly, but our humanity and our responsibility to those suffering demands we answer them. Continue reading
Administration’s energy policy works for Saudi Arabia and big oil, but not for American people. It’s time to tap America’s strength to control our own destiny. >”Our nation’s energy crisis has reached historic levels. We need policy whose boldness is commensurate with that crisis. But that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting a pork-laden lobbyist driven dream bill. It’s inexcusable. Continue reading
Administration’s energy policy works for Saudi Arabia and big oil, but not for American people. It’s time to tap America’s strength to control our own destiny. Below are the remarks of Senator John Kerry made late last night during Senate debate on the energy bill. Senator Kerry’s remarks follow as … Continue reading
The NY Times reports that Senator Kennedy has requested “files covering about 20 matters Mr. Roberts handled in the first Bush administration.” Continue reading
Senator Ted Kennedy said today that the documents made public so far indicates that John Roberts, the Supreme Court nominee holds a “rather cramped view of the Voting Rights Act.” Continue reading