John Kerry will be speaking soon on C-Span 2 regarding the nomination of John Roberts for Supreme Court Chief Justice. Watch live stream here: C-Span 2 Senator Kennedy is speaking now… “I urge my fellow Senators to vote no.” Live Blogging — John Kerry: “The confirmation excercise has become now nothing more than an empty shell.” “We were Judge Roberts’ clients when he worked in the Solicitor Generals office.” On Roberts refusing to answer questions — “What principles do you bring to the job…” “Not withstanding his impressive legal resume… I can’t say that I know what kind of Justice will he be…” “I have a duty to protect the fundamental rights our constitution protects…”
The first and best definition of patriotism is keeping faith with those who wear our uniform. That means giving our troops the resources they need to keep safe while they’re keeping us safe. And it means supporting our troops at home as well as abroad. The recent tragedy of Hurricane Katrina reminds us of the important role reservists serve. Continue reading
An FYI from the Weather Channel: Hurricane Rita now Category 4
In four years they have run the government into massive, historic debt. Record surpluses are now record deficits. And now, today, they’re selling off America’s national lands to the highest bidder. It will start with Arctic Refuge, but it won’t stop there. Piece-by-piece, false claim-by-false claim, national resources and natural treasurers will go on the auction block. It will be a fire sale. Continue reading
Here’s two more photos from today’s Arctic Refuge Action Day in Washington. Click on the photos for a high resolution full page photos (the lower righthand corner of each photo has a button to resize the photos). Enjoy! Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. addresses the crowd at Arctic Refuge Action Day, which brought thousands of citizen activists from more than 30 states to Washington D.C., Tues., Sept. 20, 2005 to protest plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Following the rally hundreds of citizen-lobbyists visited their members of Congress on Capitol Hill to call for continued protection for the Arctic Refuge. Congress is expected to vote on Arctic Refuge drilling later this fall as part of a … Continue reading
U.S. Sen. John Kerry waves after urging Congress to keep the Artic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska free from oil exploration and drilling while at a rally with Native Americans outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 20, 2005. Hundreds of protesters joined Kerry at the rally. Continue reading
Harry Reid announced a short time ago that he will vote NO on John Roberts nomination as Chief Justice, “voicing doubts about Roberts’ commitment to civil rights and accusing the Bush administration of stonewalling requests for documents that might shed light on his views.” Reid also said Roberts followed a “disingenuous strategy” at last week’s confirmation hearings of suggesting that the views in the memos were not his own. Not all Senate Democrats seem as willing to vote NO on Roberts.
Senator Ted Kennedy and 13 other Senators spent the day last Friday visiting “the stricken city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to see Katrina’s devastation firsthand and hear from the affected residents.” His report on his visit can be found here: Senator Kennedy on His Visit to New Orleans. Kennedy has laid out a proposal for a Gulf Coast Redevelopment Authority. The entire proposal can be found here. Here are some quips: The size and scope of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation is unprecedented. Rebuilding the area affected by the disaster, which spans more than 90,000 square miles, will require money and manpower. To put Katrina’s impact in perpsective, consider the economic impact of previous natural disasters: 1989 Earthquake, San … Continue reading