DNC: What Else Is Senator Allen Hiding?
Washington, DC - Tonight, Democratic Challenger Jim Webb will debate embattled Republican incumbent Senator George Allen. The debate comes as Allen is engulfed in yet another scandal. According to the Associated Press, for the last five years, Allen "has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company." Allen even "asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options." [AP, 9/9/06]
DNC: The Bush Administration's Failed North Korea Policy
Washington, DC - Today, President Bush addressed North Korea's announcement of their alleged nuclear test over the weekend. Over the last four years, the Bush Administration has outsourced our diplomacy with North Korea to other nations and failed to take the lead in making sure America remains safe and secure.
Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
G.O.P.'s Baker Hints Iraq Plan Needs Change
Washington, DC - Today's Washington Post reports that James A. Baker III, co-chairman of the bi-partisan Iraq Study Group, said Sunday that the panel would not recommend that the U.S. stay the course in Iraq. This statement comes days after Sen. John Warner, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that the U.S. needs to re-evaluate the current strategy in Iraq and may need to change course. Democrats believe we need a new direction in Iraq that is both tough and smart.
The Union Leader: "Speaker, others must go"
Washington, DC - Over the weekend, an editorial in the Union Leader in New Hampshire said that for his gross mishandling of the Foley scandal, "Republicans must insist that [Speaker Hastert] resign." They also noted that Hastert's efforts to blame Democrats have fallen flat and that "there is not one shred of evidence to back up that claim."
DNC: Cheney Brings Fear And Smear Tour To Florida
Washington, DC - Today, Vice President Cheney campaigned in Sarasota, Florida for Republican congressional candidate Vern Buchanan. Once again, Cheney engaged in baseless fear and smear tactics.
DNC: McCain's Double Talk Express Hits Stump For Congressman Who Covered For Foley
Washington, DC - On Friday, October 20th, Senator John McCain is scheduled to campaign with NRCC Chairman Tom Reynolds, who is currently embroiled in the GOP cover-up of former Republican Congressman Mark Foley's sexually explicit messages that he sent to under-age House pages. Even after Reynolds was informed about Foley's transgressions, he encouraged Foley to run for a seventh term, gave $5,000 to Foley's campaign, and took $100,000 of Foley's campaign cash for the NRCC rather than investigating the matter further. As the scandal came to light, Reynolds' chief-of-staff worked to keep the media from exposing Foley. Yesterday, McCain called for an independent investigation of the scandal by "credible" people. Instead of campaigning with Reynolds later this month, McCain should cancel his fundraiser for Reynolds and call on Reynolds to tell the truth about his actions in this scandal.
DNC: A Heckuva Jobs Report For September
Washington, DC - Today's latest jobs report only confirms that the Bush economy doesn't work for all hard-working Americans. The economy added only 51,000 jobs in September, according to the Labor Department this morning. The Bush economy has been marked by falling wages and anemic job numbers that don't even keep up with population growth.
DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
Warner Downbeat After Iraq Trip; U.S. at Risk of Losing Bid to Control Baghdad, Senator Says
Release of Iraq Report Sought
DNC: Dean Responds to Speaker Hastert's Press Conference
Washington, DC - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement following House Speaker Dennis Hastert's remarks at his press conference today:
DNC: Where’s The Outrage?
Washington, DC – In the wake of a scandal involving Republican Congressman Tom Foley’s inappropriate and criminal communications with underage Congressional pages, it is clear that the leaders of both the GOP House re-election committee and the Speaker of the House knew that Foley had engaged in behavior that was, at best, highly questionable. According to ABC News, a Republican staffer warned pages about Foley five years ago. Statements from House Republican leaders indicate that they knew of Foley’s behavior but did not act to stop Congressman Foley at the time that they first learned about the inappropriate emails.