Claire McCaskill to Challenge Jim Talent in Missouri

AP News reports that Missouri Democratic state auditor Claire McCaskill plans to challenge Republican Sen. Jim Talent. McCaskill has been state auditor since 1999 and faced re-election next year. She ran unsuccessfully for governor last year against Republican Matt Blunt, losing by about 3 percentage points, after knocking out incumbent … Continue reading

Pelosi: Census Report Shows Republicans Have Turned Deaf Ear to Middle Class and Working Families

Earlier today, I reported on the release of the U.S. Census Report today, citing that the nation’s poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Census Bureau’s report that the nation’s poverty rate rose to … Continue reading

Hurricane Relief, The Big Easy Style

Heartwarming stories are few and far between in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, however, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, The Oceana Grill just off Bourbon Street was serving up Gumbo and Cajun barbecued Shrimp today… Just off fabled Bourbon Street, The Oceana Grill beat the blackout with candles … Continue reading

Kerry and Waxman Ask GAO to Investigate Manipulation by White House of Global Warming Science

Today, Sen. Kerry and Rep. Waxman have asked the GAO to investigate the extent to which White House officials and political appointees at agencies have manipulated the science on global warming. Below is their letter. June 9, 2005 Mr. David M. Walker Comptroller General of the United States Government Accountability … Continue reading