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DNC: Bush Fences In Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Right Wing Political Stunt Stays the Course on Republican Security Failures

Washington, DC - President Bush this morning will complete his definitive abandonment of comprehensive immigration reform by signing a flawed and politically-driven enforcement only Republican bill that mandates a fence on our southern border, but fails to fund its construction. The Republican Congress, in a political stunt designed to cater to the far right wing base of their party, authorized a border fence 700 miles long along a border that spans more than 2,000 miles, and even then appropriated only a small portion of the billions needed to build that fence. Adding to their hypocrisy in an election year, Congressional Republicans left in a provision that even allows small amounts of funding to be used on other programs.

Wednesday, 25 October 2006 08:25

SSRC: New Studies Say Bigger Media Isn't Better

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New Research Casts a Critical Eye on Media Consolidation

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Benton Foundation and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) released four independent academic studies on the impact of media consolidation in the United States. The new research focuses on how the concentration of media ownership affects media content, from local news reporting to radio music programming, and how minority groups have fared -- as both media outlet owners and as historically underserved audiences -- in an increasingly deregulated media environment.

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DNC: More Contracting Abuses in Iraq; Staying the Course Costing Americans Billions

Washington, DC - According to a new government report, "overhead costs have consumed more than half the budget of some reconstruction projects in Iraq," meaning "that, in some cases, more money was being spent on housing and feeding employees, completing paperwork and providing security than on actual construction" in Iraq. The company with the highest proportion of its costs as overhead was "KBR Inc., the Halliburton subsidiary formerly known as Kellogg Brown & Root," which has a number of oil-facility contracts in Iraq. Most disturbing, the costs for many of the Iraqi reconstruction projects "could be even higher than the estimates, the report said" because the Republican-controlled Congress has not properly tracked the billions allocated for Iraq. [New York Times, 10/25/06]

Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:22

DNC: More troops means more targets for snipers in Iraq

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DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice; More troops means more targets for snipers in Iraq

Washington, DC - An article in today's USA Today reports that sniper attacks on U.S. solders in Baghdad have increased in recent months with 36 attacks in October up from the 23 attacks in September. Nearly 3,000 American troops have been killed so far in Iraq. Democrats reject President Bush's stay-the-course strategy and want a new direction in Iraq that takes the target off our troops backs and is both tough and smart.

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To All American Citizens: Please join us by adding your name to the online petition at the link below.

Public's Right To Know - Declassification and Release of Documents

Monday, 23 October 2006 08:40

DNC: The Real Bush Economy

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DNC: The Real Bush Economy

Washington, DC - Today, President Bush will make remarks on the economy while visiting the Urban Trust Bank in Washington, DC. The President continues to deceive Americans when he says that the economy is growing stronger, as he fails to mention that the Bush Economy continues to benefit only the wealthiest Americans. By citing growth in the stock market, he ignores the fact that 10 percent of Americans own 80 percent of all stocks. [Economic Policy Institute, 10/11/06]

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Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
U.S. Death Toll for October Hits 86

Washington, DC - Today's Washington Post reports that at least 44 Iraqis and U.S. troops were killed in Iraq over the weekend in another surge of sectarian violence. Officials note that attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces have "increased more than 40 percent" since the middle of summer. Democrats have been joined by leading Generals and top Congressional Republicans in rejecting President Bush's failed stay-the-course strategy in Iraq and want a new direction that is both tough and smart.

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Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
U.S. Says Violence in Baghdad Rises, Foiling Campaign

Washington, DC - A report in today's Washington Post concludes that after three months, the Forward Together military operation that President Bush ordered has failed to reduce escalating violence in Iraq as intended. Democrats have been joined by leading Generals and top Congressional Republicans in rejecting President Bush's failed stay-the-course strategy in Iraq and want a new direction that is both tough and smart.

Friday, 20 October 2006 06:02

DNC: The Real Stakes: RNC Ad Shows Desperate GOP

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The Real Stakes: RNC Ad Shows Desperate GOP

Washington, DC - Democrats denounced the RNC's latest fear and smear attack ad, as a desperate ploy to once again try to scare voters and distract from their failures on everything from the economy to the war in Iraq, their inability to handle a natural disaster, to the war on terror. Instead of offering voters any kind of positive vision for America, the RNC, realizing they have only repeated failures to run on, released a shameful ad invoking the image of despicable terrorists to scare the American people.

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Oregon Speaks Out for Net Neutrality

Senator Ron Wyden, Internet Companies, Small Business Owners, Labor Leaders and Local Activists Warn of Threats to Internet Freedom

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