Twisted Political Appointment: Birth Control Foe to Run Office on Family Planning

On Monday, Bush appointed Susan Orr to “be acting deputy assistant secretary for population affairs.” Talk about your twisted political appointment, Orr, in a “2001 article in The Washington Post, Orr applauded a Bush proposal to stop requiring all health insurance plans for federal employees to cover a broad range … Continue reading

Say What?

AP News reports tonight that “the Pentagon is preparing to alert eight National Guard units that they should be ready to go to Iraq or Afghanistan beginning late next summer. ” Say what?  The U.S. military is reaching out to more Guard units in an effort to maintain needed troop … Continue reading

Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

Today, defying protests from the Chinese government, the United States “conferred its highest civilian honor on the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, and urged China to meet with him in Beijing to resolve their differences over his demands for autonomy for his mountainous homeland.” In his acceptance … Continue reading

Niki Tsongas Declared 5th District Winner in MA

Big night in Massachusetts Tuesday night as Niki Tsongas of Lowell defeated Republican James Ogonowski of Dracut “to capture the 5th District congressional seat vacated by Marty Meehan earlier this year.” Tsongas’ campaign declared victory at about 9:10 tonight, and the Associated Press sent a bulletin five minutes later declaring … Continue reading