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43 Years Ago Today

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Walter Cronkite's original announcement of JFK's assassination on November 22, 1963 would be remembered by Americans for decades.
Posted on Wed, 22 November 2006 02:57 by Ava
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Turning Up the Heat on Bushco's PNAC Cronies
There is much business to attend to before the Dems take power in Jan. '07. While our vote last week ensures Dem control it does little to staunch the flow of last ditch attempts by the GOP and this President to put key Project for the New American Century members and supporters in place while they may still have the ability to do so. Just yesterday this President again insisted he wanted Bolton confirmed before the Dems take over.

John Bolton is a full fledged member of the PNAC. This is not the man we want nor need heading the UN body. He is a warmongering rubber stamper to this Administration's foot stomping tirade on the Middle East and beyond. The PNAC's Rebuilding America's Defenses document lays out the agenda we have witnessed by this administration for the past 6 years and clearly shows us the direction they intend to continue.

With Bolton as head of the UN we can only expect more war and more death to the American soldiers and to those This President and his PNAC cronies wage war against. Please call your elected officials today; both outgoing and incoming. Demand they do not confirm this UN nomination. The lame ducks in Congress are desperate to hold some semblance of control. It is up to us to hold them accountable.



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Posted on Mon, 13 November 2006 07:58 by PNAC Report
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What is the Project for the New American Century(PNAC)?
This piece is an uncompromising examination and criticism of US foreign policy, in particular 'the project for the new American century'.

Video created by Simon Robson
Posted on Sun, 12 November 2006 05:53 by PNAC Report
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Colbert Pays Tribute to the Outgoing Republican Majority
And now for some humor:

Posted on Thu, 09 November 2006 05:57 by Ava
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Sources say Ken Mehlman will step down
Several Republican sources are claiming that Ken Mehlman is planning to step down from his position as Republican National Committee Chairman at the end of the year. His leaving the RNC is most likely caused by this week's defeat of Republicans in both the House and the Senate.

CNN has more:

Two sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Mehlman has made clear to close associates for some time he was likely to leave after the 2006 elections -- and that there is no dissatisfaction with his performance in the midterm cycle. A third source confirmed Mehlman's leaving is a good possibility but said a final decision has not been made. "It would be wrong to call it a done deal," this source said.
Posted on Thu, 09 November 2006 05:09 by Ava
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Conrad Burns concedes

The AP is now reporting that Conrad Burns has conceded the Senate race in Montana to Democrat Jon Tester.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns conceded defeat to Jon Tester on Thursday, acknowledging that a tight election had gone to the Democrats' favor, Burns' campaign told The Associated Press. Burns, a three-term senator whose campaign was troubled by verbal gaffes and voter discontent, congratulated Tester, a farmer and state legislator. "I stand ready to help as Montana transitions to a new United States Senator," Burns said in a statement provided to the AP. "We fought the good fight and we came up just a bit short. We've had a good 18 years and I am proud of my record." Burns, 71, did not plan any public appearances Thursday, his campaign said.

Posted on Thu, 09 November 2006 01:08 by Ava
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George Allen to give statement at 3pm EST
Rumor has it that he will concede at 3pm EST.

"Sen. George Allen's campaign, facing probable defeat, hinted last night that the Republican could concede as early as today. A senior adviser to Allen said last night that the senator has made it clear to his staff that he has no intention of dragging the process out and could make an announcement late this afternoon."

Jim Webb will also be speaking this afternnon and has scheduled a press conference at 4:15pm EST.

CONFIRMED: Sen. George Allen will concede the Virginia race to Democrat Jim Webb, giving Democrats a majority vote in the U.S. Senate, CNN confirms.

Story still developing, more details soon.
Posted on Thu, 09 November 2006 11:21 by Ava
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Bush To Make Statement at 11:35(EST)
Bush to make statement from Rose Garden at 11:35 EST

EDIT: Bush pretty much just acknowledged that the Democrats have won both the House and the Senate. He says we need to work together to move America forward, yet at the same time he is saying that we must pass what he wants to be passed. It was very short, he didn't say much, didn't take any questions, and it was obviously just aimed at making him look like he's in charge. It didn't work, and instead he came off as angry and frustrated.
Posted on Thu, 09 November 2006 11:06 by Ava
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Projection: Webb wins VA - Dems win control of the Senate
The Associated Press has declared that Democrat Jim Webb has won the Senate seat in Virginia. Republican George Allen still has not conceded in the race, but sources say he may do so tomorrow.

WASHINGTON - Democrats wrested control of the Senate from Republicans Wednesday with an upset victory in Virginia, giving the party complete domination of Capitol Hill for the first time since 1994, as NBC News reported that Democrat Jim Webb was the apparent winner.

Webb’s apparent squeaker win over incumbent Sen. George Allen effectively gave Democrats their 51st seat in the Senate, an astonishing turnabout at the hands of voters unhappy with Republican scandal and unabated violence in Iraq. Allen was the sixth Republican incumbent senator defeated in Tuesday’s elections.
Posted on Wed, 08 November 2006 10:58 by Ava
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Rumors are flying!
There are rumors flying around that Dennis Hastert may shortly resign his seat in the House. Rumor, I repeat, RUMOR is that the reason he'll be resigning is because his pension will be higher if he resigns as Speaker than if he just serves our his term or resigns after he is no longer Speaker. We'll see if this develops into anything.

Update: C-SPAN BREAKING NEWS - Speaker Dennis Hastert Will Not Seek GOP Leadership Post

Update II: WASHINGTON - Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., told fellow Republican lawmakers on Wednesday he does not intend to run for minority leader when Democrats take control of the House in January, officials said. Hastert conveyed word in a conference call one day after Republicans lost control of the House in midterm elections. The officials who described Hastert's plans did so on condition of anonymity, saying they did not want to pre-empt a formal announcement.
Posted on Wed, 08 November 2006 01:26 by Ava
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AP Calling Montana for Tester
HELENA, Mont. - Republican Sen. Conrad Burns ost his job in a squeaker of a race Wednesday, thrust from office due to his own gaffes, his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a determined campaign by Democrat Jon Tester, a farmer. Tester's win gave Democrats at least half the U.S. Senate, but the party still needs a victory in a tight Virginia race to gain control.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, Tester had 198,032 votes, or 49.1 percent, to Burns' 194,904 votes, or 48.3 percent.


Still no news from the Burns campaign yet.
More details coming
Posted on Wed, 08 November 2006 01:02 by Ava
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CNN is reporting now that they have confimed that Donald Rumsfeld will be stepping down.

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, a key target of Iraq war critics, is stepping down, Republican officials said on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Former CIA Director Robert Gates is to replace Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense.

More details soon
Posted on Wed, 08 November 2006 12:53 by Ava
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Good Morning!

Congratulations to everyone on our victory last night. We now have a Democratic majority in the House and it looks like we pulled it off in the Senate too!


Posted on Wed, 08 November 2006 09:14 by Ava
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Good Night and Good Luck!

I'm off to bed now to dream sweet dreams of a better tomorrow! Congrats to everyone on our victory tonight!
Posted on Wed, 08 November 2006 02:07 by Ava
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Projected Winners
Democrat Claire MCCASKILL Wins Missouri U.S. Senate Race
Republican Bob CORKER Wins Tennessee U.S. Senate Race
Republican John ENSIGN Wins Nevada U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Daniel AKAKA Wins Hawaii U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Maria CANTWELL Wins Washington U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Dianne FEINSTEIN Wins California U.S. Senate Race
Republican Jon KYL Wins Arizona U.S. Senate Race
Republican Orrin HATCH Wins Utah U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Sheldon WHITEHOUSE Wins Rhode Island U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Ben CARDIN Wins Maryland U.S. Senate Race
Other Joe LIEBERMAN Wins Connecticut U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Kent CONRAD Wins North Dakota U.S. Senate Race
Republican Craig THOMAS Wins Wyoming U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Jeff BINGAMAN Wins New Mexico U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Ben NELSON Wins Nebraska U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Herb KOHL Wins Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Amy KLOBUCHAR Wins Minnesota U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Debbie STABENOW Wins Michigan U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Hillary CLINTON Wins New York U.S. Senate Race
Republican Kay Bailey HUTCHISON Wins Texas U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Bob MENENDEZ Wins New Jersey U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Thomas CARPER Wins Delaware U.S. Senate Race
Republican Olympia SNOWE Wins Maine U.S. Senate Race
Republican Trent LOTT Wins Mississippi U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Edward KENNEDY Wins Massachusetts U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Bob CASEY Wins Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Bill NELSON Wins Florida U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Robert BYRD Wins West Virginia U.S. Senate Race
Democrat Sherrod BROWN Wins Ohio U.S. Senate Race
Other Bernie SANDERS Wins Vermont U.S. Senate Race
Republican Richard LUGAR Wins Indiana U.S. Senate Race

So far Democrats have 3 of the 6 seats they need to pickup in order to gain controll of the senate.

MSNBC is saying the Democrats will take the House and gain 32 seats with a margin of error of 9 seats.

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Posted on Tue, 07 November 2006 08:27 by Ava

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