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Patience as a Vice

The Bush administration asks you for your patience. It sounds reasonable. Patience is good, right? It’s positive. 3,848 Americans have died. $500 Billion taxpayer dollars have gone up in smoke and rubble. But there’s no plan for Iraq. No timetable. Just a plea for patience.
Note to the House and Senate: […]

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Nine-term Democratic Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana was indicted Monday on 16 federal counts of bribery, racketeering, fraud and money laundering. The indictment includes charges that he paid off a Nigerian official. Almost two years ago, investigators found $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer. Jefferson faces up to 235 years in prison.
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The Washington Post has an interesting chart illustrating the zip codes responsible for the big money backing 2008 Democrat and Republican challengers for President.
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Senate Democrats are wimping out over the Iraq war time table if it means Bush will veto current war funding legislation.
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Amid threats of a presidential veto, the House has narrowly approved a bill by 218-212 that demands the withdrawal of all U.S. combat forces from Iraq by September 2008 - that’s a year and a half from now. 18 months.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi scored a major triumph against a politically weakened President Bush.
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Senate Democratic leaders intend to unveil a plan next week to repeal the 2002 resolution authorizing the war in Iraq in favor of narrower authority that restricts the military’s role and begins withdrawals of combat troops.
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Countdown to Caucus

Mark you calendars! Feb. 10, 2008, is the date for the Maine Democratic presidential caucuses.
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Democrats promised six pieces of legislation in the first 100 hours of business and have delivered. Whether those six will survive the Senate or a Presidential veto remains to be seen. The big six are:
1. Oil Industry: A “conservation fee” on oil and gas taken from deep waters of the Gulf of […]

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Democrats: 100 Hours of Whoop-Ass

House Democrats are opening up a big can of whoop-ass and a bag of lollipops as they take over, planning a 100-hour legislative blitz that would allow them to post a few quick victories before President Bush delivers his State of the Union address.
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What used to be a one-seat Democratic lead in the Maine House of Representatives has ballooned to 30 seats for the incoming Legislature, according to the House clerk’s office. Returns are still unofficial, but Republicans are gobsmacked.
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Nobody likes taxes. Simply put, taxes are paid to all levels of government in return for services. Like, maintaining the nation’s roads. Or keeping a standing army.
It’s money we pay for services we receive.
Democrats are historically associated with spending money on human service programs — infrastructure. That’s where the “bleeding […]

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“Amendment 2 claims it bans human cloning… but in the 2,000 words you won’t read it makes cloning a constitutional right.” Missourians are afraid. Very afraid. Here in Maine, our “Question 2″ has to do with filing your paperwork on time. In Missouri? It’s a constitutional mandate to clone yourself […]

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Howard Dean and Gov. Baldacci spoke with around 150 people at a breakfast fundraiser at the Italian Heritage Center before visiting door-to-door in the heavily Democratic neighborhoods of Munjoy Hill today.
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More than 1,000 Maine Democrats (less if the weather’s nice) will converge on the Augusta Civic Center this weekend for Democratic state convention. Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin will be delivering the convention’s keynote speech before Saturday’s adjournment. See Seacoast Online.
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Just 43 percent of Americans say they approve of Bush’s performance as president — his weakest showing ever in a Times poll. Unfortunately they hate democrats just as much. See Chicago Tribune

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Bill Nemitz has a fun story about Maine’s Democrat/Republican power struggle. And in case no one else says it, Joanne, we’re glad to have you back!
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Democrats forced the Senate into a rare closed secret session today and demanded that the Republican majority further investigate Bush administration handling of intelligence related to the war in Iraq. What followed was a two-hour, testy stand-off that finally resulted in a promise on the part of now-furious Senate Republicans to restart their […]

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