Spotted on the Hill Last Week

U2’s frontman Bono was on the Hill last week “to solicit ideas for publicizing the successes of U.S. government programs and his own charitable initiatives in combating poverty, AIDS and other ills in Africa.” Bono met with members of the House and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A few days … Continue reading

Boston Globe Reporter Charlie Savage on Cheney’s Plot for Bush’s Imperial Presidency

Think Progress has a great piece on the new book by Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage: Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy.   In Takeover, Savage “reveals that Cheney has been on a thirty-year quest to implement his views of unfettered executive power.” … Continue reading

Obama, Edwards, Richardson, Biden Out of Michigan State Primary

Detroit Free Press reports that Obama, Edwards, Richardson, Biden have all opted out of the January 15 Michigan presidential primary: U.S. Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards both earlier today filed paperwork to have their names withdrawn with the Michigan Secretary of State’s office. Delaware Sen. Joe Biden … Continue reading

Bush Dips

The latest Gallup Poll shows that Bush’s approval rating has dipped once again: According to a new Gallup Poll, conducted Oct. 4-7, 2007, President George W. Bush’s job approval rating from the American public is an anemic 32%. That is slightly below his previous reading of 36% from mid-September, but is … Continue reading

British Pullout Leaves Basra in Chaos

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced yesterday that “Britain will cut its forces in Iraq by half in the spring.” Thus further “shrinking the commitment of America’s leading coalition partner to just 2,500 troops.” The remaining troops will be “engaged mainly in “training and mentoring” of Iraqi forces.” Troops from the … Continue reading