US Politics

  Bush has Spent his Political CapitolAugust 31, 2005 00:00 Dr. Brasch suggests that President Bush, 9 months after the 2004 presidential election, has spent his political capitol. Poll numbers are dropping, the country is facing numerous economic crises, and Bush is looking more and more like a self-righteous liar.
  Camp Casey Goes To WashingtonAugust 31, 2005 00:00 Cindy Sheehan's protest is caravanning to the White House via a three-week route that will take them to several anti-war rally's along the way. Bush's refusal to see Sheehan during her month-long protest in Crawford, TX, has legitimized the growing anti-war movement.
  KY's Republican Governor Pardon's CroniesAugust 30, 2005 00:00 Kentucky's Republican governor, Ernie Fletcher, blanket pardoned several past and current administration officials who are being criminally investigated for wittness tampering and hiring discrimination. The governor accused the probes of being a game of 'political gotcha' even though some of the people involved are being investigated at the federal level.
  Right Doubts Wisdom of Demoting WhistleblowerAugust 30, 2005 00:00 Even commentators on the Right have noticed that the Army wasn't so bright in demoting whistleblower Bunnatine Greenhouse. They also seem to be noticing the smoke rising from Halliburton's lobbying groups. Where there's smoke...
  Bush Hypocritical on Terriorist TermAugust 29, 2005 00:00 In typical 'Do as I say, don't do as I do' fashion, the Bush Administration is considering amnesty for international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles this week. The Bush team is also simultaneously denying to publicly condemn Pat Robertson's call for the assasination of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
  Americans Back Right to ProtestAugust 26, 2005 00:00 Americans polled by the AP overwhelmingly support the right to protest the war. Too bad Bush doesn't let protesters close enough to hear them.
  Sheehan Back in CrawfordAugust 25, 2005 00:00 Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who lost her son in Iraq is back in Crawford, Texas, camped out on the President's doorstep. Sheehan demands that Bush tell her the truth about why the US invaded Iraq.
  Cheney and Bush Vie for Lowest Poll NumbersAugust 25, 2005 00:00 US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are in seeming competition for the lowest poll ratings in the administration. It appears that the Vice President is not an offset for the Presidents low numbers, but may in fact be a millstone around the President's neck. Don't jump in the pool, George. You're going straight to the bottom.
  Roberts Connected to Iran-Contra ScandalAugust 25, 2005 00:00 One of the memo's being withheld from the Senate during John Robert's confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice is a file dealing with his connection to the establishment of a CIA front for smuggling money and arms to the Contras.
  DeLay: Bush and Cheney Firmly Behind a Corrupt PoliticianAugust 24, 2005 00:00 The Bush Administration, firmly standing by embattled House Speaker Tom DeLay, is sending VP Dick Cheney to Texas to raise money for DeLay's upcoming reelection campaign. DeLay's upcoming opponent in 2006 is a former Texas house representative who lost his seat due to the redistricting caused by the Texas surge in Republican political power.
  Bush Faring Very Badly in PollsAugust 24, 2005 00:00 The Iraq war, the ambiguous 'War on Terror', and an increasing perception of dishonesty have pushed Bush's approval ratings to below 40%, in some polls. 40% is seen as a magic number, below which officials are in serious trouble of losing the public's confidence.
  Bush Panders to Older GenerationsAugust 23, 2005 00:00 President Bush has gone to another low by attempting to relate his preemptive 'War on Terror' with the World Wars of the Twentieth Century. Bush will stoop to any low to attempt to shore up support by appealing to sentimentalism.
  Hagel: We Are Losing the Iraq WarAugust 22, 2005 00:00 On a day when the President was preparing to tell the VFW that the US-caused war in Iraq is making our country safer from terrorism, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel stated that by any analysis, we are losing the Iraq war and dangerously destabilizing the Middle East.
  TX State Senator to Stand in for SheehanAugust 19, 2005 00:00 Texas State Senator Becky Lourey, who lost her son in Iraq this May, will stand in for Cindy Sheehan who has had to leave her Crawford, TX, vigil because her own mother had a stroke.
  Right-wing Falsely Smears SheehanAugust 18, 2005 00:00 Right-wing pundits like Bill O'Reilly are repeating a wrongly abridged news article in a way that appears to show Cindy Sheehan changed her views on the President... when in fact she didn't. More Big Lie propaganda from the Right should not derail Sheehans legitimate question. What noble cause did her son die for?
  Anti-war Protests around the CountryAugust 18, 2005 00:00 Thousands of people were expected to participate in anti-war protests last night. The protests and candlelight vigils were arranged to support grieving mother Cindy Sheehan who is camped outside of President Bush's ranch.
  Roberts Receives Top MarksAugust 17, 2005 00:00 Judge John Roberts seems destined to become the next newest US Supreme Court Justice. Judge Roberts received the highest praise of his peers today when the American Bar Association gave him a unanimous well-qualified assessment.
  A Cancer is Growing in Our NationAugust 17, 2005 00:00 A cancer of greed and selfishness is growing in our national capitol. Secrecy, imperialism, and a desire to avoid accountability are threatening our democracy.
  Cheney Toots Own HornAugust 16, 2005 00:00 Even though the nation never entered into a recession and even though the Bush administration has caused huge budget deficits and spent the budget surplus, VP Cheney is on a tour through safe terrority in the West touting the Bush teams virtues. More of the Big Lie in action.
  The Heat Is On: Bush Increasingly UnpopularAugust 16, 2005 00:00 The political heat over the Iraq debacle is increasing. Harsher and more direct editorials seem to be coming out every day accusing Bush of being a greedy, murderous thug. What took so long?
  The President is Deaf and Blind (We Knew He was Dumb)August 15, 2005 00:00 The President's base seems to be eroding at a rate faster than muddy hillsides in the high-rent district in California. His approval rating is down. The support for the war is at 34%. And he seems to be deaf to it all.
  Cheney Fundraising for MT Sen. BurnsAugust 12, 2005 00:00 VP Dick Cheney is visiting Montana to raise money for Republican Senator Conrad Burns. This one is cheap at US$125/plate and US$1000 for a photo opportunity.
  New Politics BlogAugust 12, 2005 00:00 Just started a new politics news list. Enjoy.

  Dead Soldier's Mother in CrawfordAugust 12, 2005 00:00 Cindy Sheehan, mother of 24-year old Casey Sheehan who was killed last year in Iraq, has been camped outside of President Bush's Crawford Texas ranch, demanding an explanation of why her son had to die. Sheehan has gained national notice since her vigil began.