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Impeaching Bush

A.B. Stoddard takes viewer questions for Sept. 17. In this video, A.B. explains why the Democrats won't impeach President Bush and she defines what a political strategist really is.


Woeful Democratic Leadership

Obviously, Democrats have tried to pass legislation to bring our troops home and effectively end the war. However, because of the president’s power of the pen, the party in power has been rendered essentially powerless. So although they like to blame the GOP for stopping their efforts, Democrats should only blame themselves for failing to work in a bipartisan manner. Had they proposed sensible legislation on the war, Republican lawmakers would have been more than happy to join hands with their colleagues across the aisle.

If you don’t believe me, just check the numbers.

Craig is Going, Going and, You Say, a Goner

A big majority of you — 73% against 27% — think Sen. Larry Craig's last ditch efforts to save his political career will fail. Those percentages represent the No/Yes breakdown in our last Quick Poll! We asked whether you thought Craig would still be a U.S. senator after Sept. 30. Shortly after he announced that he would step down on that date, he began to have second thoughts and started saying it was merely his intention to do so, not an absolute promise. He then launched an effort to reverse his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge after being caught in a police sex sting at Minneapolis airport. Now he has a hearing. Who knows where that will go? Either way, you're confident he won't be a federal lawmaker by the end of the month.

The Republicans Should Just 'MoveOn'

Why is it that the Democrats should be on the defensive for the MoveOn “Betray Us” ad?

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has actually introduced a Senate Resolution condemning MoveOn and trying to press a Senate vote. Boy, that’s a smart use of the greatest deliberative body’s time!

Could it be a political hatchet job against the Democrats?

Going, Going....Not Gone

Congress is back and so is the Quick Poll! What we really want to know, as everyone does on Capitol Hill, is whether Sen. Larry Craig will follow through on his resignation announcement and actually step down on Sept. 30. Will he, on the other hand, let the date slide further into the future, perhaps indefinitely? What's your take? Scroll down the page and cast your vote.

Incompetence in the House

Last night, while the Republicans were debating in New Hampshire, House Democrats were demonstrating again that they were the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.

Legislation that should be non-controversial, HR 811, a bill to reform how Americans vote, was pulled from the legislative calendar. 

Craig Story Now Even Weirder

This post includes my apology for writing again about Sen. Larry Craig but I don’t know that I have ever heard of anything like the news that Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign — and has all along since announcing his departure Saturday — because Sen. Arlen Specter told him to keep fighting. No, Craig is not wavering because he feels so strongly about fighting for his innocence that he wanted to remain in the U.S. Senate, but because Specter stuck up for him.

GOP Double-Standard for Larry Craig

What a week!

I go away on vacation and what happens? Alberto Gonzales resigns. Michael Vick pleads guilty. Leona Helmsley leaves $12 million to her dog. Tony Snow resigns. And Larry Craig gets caught doing the gay two-step in an airport men’s room.

Political Roadkill

Harry Truman once said that if you need a friend in Washington, D.C., get a dog. Larry Craig must be off to the Humane Society’s shelter in Boise as we speak.