Poll: Not Great News For Dems, But Not Necessarily All Good News For GOP, Either

An analysis of a new Harris poll doesn’t necessarily contain a lot of great news for beleaguered Democrats. But neither is it coming up all rosy for the GOP in the coming election, either. If the election for the House of Representatives were held today, two in five registered voters … Continue reading

Dean Group Raises $425K For Senate Dems; $100K For Feingold

A progressive political action committee associated with former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says its members have raised $425,000 to help Democrats running for Senate this year. It also says it raised $100,000 in 24 hours to help Sen. Russ Feingold’s troubled re-election bid. Democracy for America (DFA) has … Continue reading

Some Dems Join GOP Outsourcing Filibuster

A handful of Senate Democrats joined all Republicans to block a vote on a bill that would have ended tax policies that provides companies incentives to ship jobs overseas. Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) stood with a united Senate GOP on Tuesday to filibuster … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: Conservatives, Fancy A Splash Of E. Coli In Your Tea?

Food safety isn’t some abstract concept up for debate, particularly after we all weathered the recent egg recall that left millions fearing if their breakfasts would make them sick. Foodborne pathogens cause 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and kill 5,000 annually in this country — and may contribute to long-term … Continue reading

Chicken Hawks, Carry Home My Seabag, The Heavy One

Thousands of our kids, if they come home at all, are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan physically wounded and carrying the enormous weight of the emotional baggage picked up during their experience of war. This is nothing new, we brought back the same cargo from Vietnam, Korea and WW2. All wars provide their participants with a dismal tide of dark memories, the material of a lifetime of tortured nightmares. Continue reading