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Answer That Question Republicans!

Listening to these Sunday morning political talk shows until I want to PUKE! Republicans want to “balance the budget”. They refuse to answer the questions about slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Health Care and UNEMPLOYMENT! They package all of these programs as “ENTITLEMENTS”. They want EVERYBODY to be responsible. Boy, that sounds good. […]

Cornyn Wants Wi-Fi Spys – S.436 and H.R.1076

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police Politicians are calling for a federal law to save Internet users’ records for police use Law would apply to all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi spots It would require providers to keep records for two years to aid police investigations Republican-led […]

Texas Wheeler Dealer Indicted For $8 Billion Ponzi Scheme

UPDATE from The Hill:

President Obama‘s campaign has given to charity a $4,600 campaign donation from fugitive money man R. Allen Stanford, who is accused of $8 billion in fraud.

A former campaign aide said the president’s campaign donated the money to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), announced […]

Though Part Of TTC 69 Stalled, The Rest Steamrollers On To Connect With John Cornyn’s Mexican Superhighway

Guest Post: Vince Leibowitz of capitolannex.com

Although part of the controversial TTC 69 route of the Trans-Texas Corridor has been (or will be) altered, it’s full steam(roller) ahead on the southern aspect of the superhighway:

The second half of the massive Trans Texas Corridor will take a large step toward reality today, when […]

Texas Republicans Inspired By Bush Speech

You have to wonder if Republicans in Congress heard the same State of the Union speech as the rest of us did. Bush’s remix speech of past addresses seemed to please the republicans. They felt inspired, sentimental and happy that Bush proved that he was still commander in chief.

I particularly like the […]

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up:Bush SCHIP Veto

President Bush today vetoed an important and widely supported bi-partisan expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) (H.R. 976). WhosPlayin takes a look at what the blogs of the Texas Progressive Alliance are saying about this terrible move:

Adam at Three Wise Men writes: Bush uses veto pen to strike health […]

Senate Should Condemn Rush Limbaugh “phony soldiers”

Yesterday on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh felt it necessary to call soldiers who oppose the war “phony soldiers.” The GOP, who rushed to condemn MoveOn.org and distract from the real problems at hand need to condemn Rush Limbaugh in the same fashion.

John Cornyn the mouth piece for the White House, who […]

John Cornyn Needs To Move On

I guess Texas Senator John Cornyn can’t find legislation to write that will benefit Americans or his Texas constituents. Cornyn has proposed a four page amendment (2934) to H.R. 1585. The purpose of Amendment 2934 ; “To strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all the members […]

Cornyn Embraces Bush’s Plan For Iraq, Earlier Criticized Warner’s Same Proposal As ‘Curious’

H/T to Think Progress for pointing out once again what a hypocritical suck up John Cornyn is.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has released a statement praising President Bush’s speech on Iraq last night, saying he is “pleased” that “troops will come home before the year’s end”:

Our commanding officer in Iraq, General Petraeus, […]

Hey Kay Bailey, Thanks for your belated response … but no answer

Dear (BossKitty):

Thank you for contacting me regarding mental health services for American service members and veterans. I welcome your thoughts and comments on this issue.

With the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is important that we have the capacity to treat mental health issues for returning soldiers and Marines to […]