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The case against the nomination of John Kerry as Secretary of State
The primordial lesson a President should head in choosing people for his cabinet - the nominations to President Obama’s first cabinet in mind - is do-no-harm. But that’s a rule the current ...
Frederik 11/12/2012 110 21 - -
Special election for Governor of West Virginia ordered to be held in 2011!
Last November, Governor of West Virginia Joe Manchin was elected a United States Senator in a special election to fill the remainder of the term originally held by the late Senator Robert Byrd. ...
Frederik 01/26/2011 16 8 - 146
Judiciary Committee Approves Kagan’s Nomination to Supreme Court
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves Elena Kagan’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court on a nearly partisan vote 13-6. Of the GOP, only Senator Lindsey Graham sided with ...
Frederik 07/20/2010 13 12 - 21
Supreme Court voids law aimed at banning animal cruelty videos
The Supreme Court in United States v. Stevens struck down a 1999 federal law Today in a 8-1 majority. Oddly enough I agree with the lone dissenter Justice Alito on this one... What was ...
Frederik 04/20/2010 124 9 1 46
Assassinated 30 years ago: remembering Archbishop Óscar Romero
Oscar Romero – Man of the People Today, I want to commemorate a simple man. A man with a plan. His plan? To give a voice to the poor and oppressed Salvadorians. The man? ...
Frederik 03/24/2010 26 52 2 337
A Congress of Wasted Opportunities or the epitome of stupidity: 1994 all over again?
A Democratic majority in the U.S. House and Senate. A newly elected Democrat starting his second year in the White House, yearning for health care reform. The year? 1994... no wait 2009... or was it ...
Frederik 01/25/2010 9 3 - 11
A Congress of Wasted Opportunities: or how Scott Brown became a U.S. Senator
So, deep blue Massachusetts, a state which hasn’t had a Republican senator in office since Edward Brooke lost his re-election bid in 1978 and had an all Democratic congressional delegation ...
Frederik 01/20/2010 8 2 - 15
Impeaching Samuel B. Kent, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
The impeachment of Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, for high crimes and misdemeanors. Judge Kent was nominated to this ...
Frederik 06/21/2009 13 19 - 264
The Hill & AP: Sen. Sessions to become ranking member of the Judiciary committee?
With Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democrats and Justice Souter's announced retirement and thus the possibility of a looming SCOTUS confirmation battle, the spot of ranking minority member ...
Frederik 05/04/2009 26 16 1 18
Murder attempt at Dutch royal family leaves 5 dead and 12 injured
During festivities for Koninginnedag (Queen's Day), a car has intentionally crashed into a crowd watching a parade in Apeldoorn (about 90km from Amsterdam) involving Dutch Queen Beatrix and her ...
Frederik 04/30/2009 34 21 - 46
Fmr. MS Gov. Ray Mabus to be Secretary of the Navy
President Barack Obama has nominated former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to become the next Secretary of the Navy . The secretary is the civilian leader of the service and is ...
Frederik 03/30/2009 14 7 - 3
CNN: Gen. Jim Jones leading choice for national security advisor
CNN is announcing that accoring to "two sources close to the Obama transition", retired Marine Corps general James L. Jones is President-elect Obama's leading choice to become national security ...
Frederik 11/21/2008 70 9 - 25
New Senate Committee assignments – 111th Congress
With the 2008 election over we Democrats have (at least pending MN & GA) seven new members for the Senate (I’m already counting the Alaska race as a Democratic pickup): Mark Udall (
Frederik 11/15/2008 9 13 1 30
Obama's choice for senator from Illinois: Valerie Jarrett?
CNN has a newsflash on their politial ticker announcing that a "prominent Democratic source close to President-elect Barack Obama" confirmed Sunday that Valerie Jarrett is Obama&...
Frederik 11/09/2008 99 19 1 22
Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein endorses Obama!
An other prominent former Republican endorsed Barack Obama. Former Reagan chief of staff (1988-1989) Kenneth M. Duberstein endorsed Barack Obama on CNN. During President Reagan's ...
Frederik 10/31/2008 54 70 2 54
VUB: Stem cell harvesting without destruction of embryo
The University of Brussels (VUB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in Belgium revealed they have found a way to farm stem cells from a 4 cell embryo without having to destruct the embryo.
Frederik 09/12/2008 1 2 - 76
Upsets in DE, NY Democratic primaries
Yesterday Delaware and New York held primaries. And the results are somewhat remarkable because in various primaries the higly favored candidate bite the dust. ...
Frederik 09/09/2008 6 14 - 7
Joe Biden fights back in FL
Democratic Vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden attacked the Republicans in a speech in Florida, taking on Sen. John McCain, campaign manager Rick Davis, President Bush and former Tennessee ...
Frederik 09/03/2008 18 14 - 1
The pros and cons of Sarah Palin
The more I think about it, the more John McCain's pick of Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) as his running mate makes sense. At various levels the pick actually works . Whether it also will ...
Frederik 08/30/2008 17 4 - 74
Two Dutch soldiers die in Afghanistan attack
Two Dutch soldiers became casualty today (April 18) to a road side attack in the Afghan province of Uruzgan. Two more soldiers were wounded, one of them critically. The Taliban claimed ...
Frederik 04/18/2008 4 4 - 3
Mike Gravel officially switches parties and joins the Libertarian Party
The democratic nomination contest now officially became a two way contest between Clinton and Obama as the third remaining candidate, gadfly, Mike Gravel just witched his party affiliation. This ...
Frederik 03/26/2008 27 16 2 13
Wolfson: press is dishonest and Obama is running a negative campaign
Hillary Clinton's communications director keeps sprouting nonsense and lies. According to CNN Wolfson lashed out at the media Monday during a conference call for what he described as a "double ...
Frederik 02/26/2008 62 12 - 6
Rep. Cohen (D-TN) faces antisemitism and racism in re-election
The 9th Congressional District of Tennessee is a bit of an "anomaly". It's a majority black district with a white jewish Representative, Steve Cohen. Given this, Cohen is now facing a difficult ...
Frederik 02/13/2008 26 20 - 17
DNC Considering FL & MI Caucuses?
Florida has 185 pledged delegates and 25 superdelegates who face not being seated at the convention for holding a renegade primary; Michigan has 128 pledged delegates and 28 superdelegates. The DNC'...
Frederik 02/07/2008 75 14 - 15
Romney wins Maine caucuses
Lost in all the brouha relating to the coming Super Tuesday was the fact that the Maine GOP party organized their caucuses this weekend. The GOP caucuses are essentially a nonbinding preference ...
Frederik 02/03/2008 25 5 - 3
Nevada teachers to block Hotel Worker’s Union Vote in Nevada Caucus?
The New York Times has an article about an attempt by Nevada teachers union to block the Hotel Worker’s Union Vote in the Nevada Caucuses. Nevada’s state teachers ...
Frederik 01/12/2008 57 26 1 31
The Comeback Girl
A written off Hillary Clinton won the New Hampshire primary. Although Barack Obama lead in all the latest polls, the only poll that counts proved all the pollsters wrong. With this Clinton ...
Frederik 01/09/2008 20 4 - -
Edwards in trouble due to possible scandal?
According to politics1 The National Enquirer - yeah a sleaze machine - hitting the streets on today, will feature a scandal story about John Edwards fathering a soon-to-be-born "love child." In ...
Frederik 12/19/2007 237 2 3 3
The end of the Democratic Party in the state of Mississippi?
A federal court ruling on June 8 that forces Mississippian voters to register by party could have the dire effect of returning the state of Mississippi to the days of racially polarized politics. ...
Frederik 07/18/2007 20 6 - 2
ABC: Gore Chases Oscar Nod, Possible 2008 Bid
I don't know wether this has been diaried before, but ABC has an interesting article by BETH FOUHY about Al Gore, the Oscars and a possible 2008 Presidential bid. If it has been diaried before, use ...
Frederik 12/18/2006 86 25 2 10
Cillizza's First Look at the 2008 House Races
In today's Washington Post Chris Cillizza takes a first look at the top ten vulnerable House seats as he sees it. http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2006/12/the_friday_house_line.html#more ...
Frederik 12/01/2006 5 3 - -
2008: Senators Domenici and Stevens to run again
Frederik 11/17/2006 52 8 - 9
Congratulations to Gerald Ford
Frederik 11/12/2006 14 4 - -
New Senate Committee assignments
Frederik 11/11/2006 72 5 - -
U.S. Senators negative assessments
Frederik 08/24/2006 50 2 - -
Senate contests in 2008
Frederik 08/16/2006 88 8 - 6
Dionne gets it right: "Who's Guilty of 'Petty Partisanship?"
Frederik 08/11/2006 5 14 - 7
What should Lamont do if he loses?
Frederik 08/08/2006 10 - - -
New Rasmussen poll for MN Senate and Governor Race
Frederik 08/07/2006 37 5 - 1
Polls Galore
Frederik 05/11/2006 2 5 - -
2 fresh New Jersey US Senate polls
Frederik 04/12/2006 16 8 - -
Hawaii: Rep. Case challenges Sen. Akaka!
Frederik 01/20/2006 13 1 - -
Ben Nelson calls Alito a moderate judge: meaning he's going to vote for him
Frederik 11/02/2005 22 3 - -
Clinton speaks out: "Clinton: Government failed people "
Frederik 09/06/2005 12 2 - -
Ben Nelson to jump ship?
Frederik 06/13/2005 18 1 - -
Sen. Sarbanes Hospitalized After Fainting
Frederik 05/17/2005 2 1 - -
Bush tries to lure Nelson into cabinet
Frederik 11/18/2004 7 2 - -
Washington Post daily tracking poll
Frederik 10/28/2004 8 - - -
If Daschle loses...
Frederik 10/25/2004 22 1 - -
Krugman about the Election
Frederik 10/22/2004 2 1 - -
Drop NH?
Frederik 01/22/2004 3 - - -
Gephard: what's next?
Frederik 01/20/2004 4 - - -
Why I think Dean and Democracy are doomed
Frederik 01/20/2004 15 - - -
My fear...
Frederik 01/14/2004 7 - - -
Vice-Chair of Iowa Democratic Party Endorses Dean
Frederik 01/09/2004 4 - - -
NJ Governor McGreevey may face primary
Frederik 12/31/2003 1 - - -
John Kerry Improves in New Hampshire Poll
Frederik 12/18/2003 17 - - -
Babbitt and Simon for Dean
Frederik 12/07/2003 2 - - -
Bush in 30 sec - create a TV ad
Frederik 11/19/2003 - - - -
Lieberman sings on campaign...
Frederik 11/12/2003 3 - - -
Bush Says Iraq Attacks Don't Rise to Level of Major Combat
Frederik 11/04/2003 1 - - -
Has Rumsfeld lost his "Mojo" ?
Frederik 11/01/2003 3 - - -
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