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Kenneth Lay: Guilty As Charged

Kenneth Lay was just found guilty on all charges! Jeff Skilling on 19 out of 28 counts.

May 25, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy, Culture of Corruption | Leave a comment

Chris Dodd Considers Presidential Run

There must be something in the water here in CT as all of our Senators seem to get this desire to be president. Isn’t it enough that they are representing the interests of our state to the country? Won’t they ever learn that it is near impossible for a Senator to win a presidential campaign?

According to reports from CNN, the NY Times and others, CT Senator Chris Dodd will join the myriad of Democrats bidding for the presidential nomination in 2008.

While I like Chris Dodd, I would much prefer him stay where he is and see Al Gore run again in 2008. Maybe its just a liberal’s fantasy but it just might come true.

May 25, 2006 Posted by | Decision '08 | Leave a comment

Ned Lamont to Blog Live

Ned Lamont really knows how to engage the Grass Roots/Net Roots movement in this country (unlike Joe Lieberman who didn’t even send a description of why he was running to the people at MoveOn.org).

Ned will be blogging live on the Democracy For America Blog at noon today (Thursday). A great opportunity to ask him questions or just get to know more about Ned Lamont!

May 25, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06, Net Roots | Leave a comment

Iran Talks: Making Progress.

Progress was made in talks regarding Iran’s nuclear agenda said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack about Wednesday’s London negotiations. This news comes after Whitehouse Press Secretary, Tony Snow, stated that the president may consider one-on-one talks with Iran if they cease their quest for weapons grade nuclear capabilities.

Iran still claims they have no intention of using their nuclear program for anything other than civilian power but Washington seams to think otherwise.

Although word of progress is coming from the talks there is no news as to what exactly is being discussed and what the nature of the progress actually is.

He would not discuss details of the closed-door meeting in London of Burns and the political directors from the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.

The talks had been shrouded in secrecy as the powers thrashed out a new attempt to end a standoff over an Iranian nuclear program that Tehran insists is civilian but Washington suspects has military purposes, AFP stated.

UPDATE:Iran says it is interested in one on one talks with the US but will not give up uranium enrichment as a prerequisite. more…

May 25, 2006 Posted by | National Defence | Leave a comment

In The News – May 25, 2006

Special counsel: Cheney may be called to testify
Vice President Dick Cheney could be called to testify in the perjury case against his former chief of staff, a special prosecutor said in a court filing Wednesday. more…

And the ‘American Idol’ is…
Taylor Hicks, the mop-topped manic dancer who wooed TV audiences with his raw singing style and boisterous personality, was named the new “American Idol” Wednesday in a pop star-filled finale that included Prince and Mary J. Blige. more…

Senate passes funeral protest ban
Demonstrators would be barred from disrupting military funerals at national cemeteries under legislation approved by the Senate Wednesday more…

GOP, Dems blast FBI for searching congressional office
Though no one actually defended embattled Rep. William Jefferson, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Republicans on Wednesday in expressing outrage over the FBI’s recent search of the congressman’s legislative office. more…

White House hints at talks with Iranians
The Bush administration said Wednesday it might talk to Iran about the nuclear issue but only if Iran suspends its uranium enrichment program. more…

May 25, 2006 Posted by | In The News | Leave a comment

Ask Move On to Support Lamont

For some reason the grass roots organization Move On needs help deciding weather they endorse a progressive, forward thinking Democrat like Ned Lamont or a right wing neo-con like Joe Lieberman. I don’t understand why they need help deciding because Move On is a progressive organization and Lamont is the progressive in the race but nonetheless we need to convince them.

So go to moveon.org and put your vote in for Lamont!

May 25, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06, The Progressive Movement | Leave a comment