BUSH JUDGES CONFIRM OPPONENTS' FEARS
Report Documents Impact of Bush-Nominated Appeals Court Judges
Federal appeals court judges nominated by President Bush are threatening and undermining Americans' rights and liberties, and working to reduce congressional authority to protect those rights and liberties, according to a legal analysis published today by People For the American Way Foundation.
Senate Betrays American Values, Undermines Rule of Law
Fundamental Protections Central to Our System of Justice Thrown By the Wayside as Senate Passes Election-Year Tribunals Bill
DNC: Greenwald Exposes War Profiteering, Lack of Oversight in Iraq
REPUBLICAN PRACTICES DEMORALIZING TROOPS IN THE PROCESS
Washington, DC - This week, the DNC's Podcast hosted award winning film director Robert Greenwald. In his interview, Greenwald discusses his newest work, "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers," a scathing documentary that exposes the record profits made off the war in Iraq by private corporations with Republican friends in Congress and the Republican decision makers that made it happen.
DNC: BUSH CRONIES: UNQUALIFIED BUT WELL CONNECTED
Washington, DC - On Sunday, the Washington Post chronicled how the Bush Administration's pattern of rewarding unqualified political cronies with jobs has hindered the Iraqi reconstruction efforts. These GOP allies were given jobs based on their political service in campaigns not their experience or expertise in the respective areas of reconstruction including security, health care and finance. This is just the latest example of the Bush Administration's continued practice of putting their party above the needs of the American people. Over the past five years, the White House has installed Bush cronies in all corners of the government, regardless of their qualifications, with serious, sometimes harmful consequences as a result.
News from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee:
The Senate Judiciary Committee caved in, but the people will not!
NORTHAMPTON, MA-The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) expressed disappointment over the Senate Judiciary's approval today, on party-line votes, of two bills that would legalize President Bush's illegal warrantless wiretapping of Americans. The grassroots group vowed to continue mobilizing ordinary people around the country to call on their Senators to reject this unprecedented expansion of presidential power.
News from the DNC:
MUST READ: President Bush's Reality
Washington, DC - Instead of using the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as an opportunity to unify the country, President Bush instead marked the solemn occasion by using divisive and misleading rhetoric once again falsely conflating the war in Iraq and the war on terror. An editorial in today's New York Times notes that "Iraq had nothing to do with the war on terror until the Bush administration decided to invade it." The President claims that America is safer today because of the Iraq War. Unfortunately, the opposite is true.
News from the Democratic National Committee:
Bush: "One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror"
Veterans and Military Families to Open Camp Democracy September 5th
September 5th in Washington DC will witness the opening of a 17-day event called Camp Democracy, a non-partisan camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law. Camp Casey will move from Crawford , Texas , to Washington, D.C., to create a larger camp focused not only on ending the war but also on righting injustices here at home and on holding accountable the Bush Administration and Congress.
News from SaveTheInternet.com:
Outpouring of Support for Net Neutrality Sweeps the Country
Local SavetheInternet.com Coalition members deliver thousands of petitions to Senate offices in 25 cities
News from Korean Americans Against War and Neoliberalism (KAWAN):
Korean Farmers and Workers, American Labor and Activists to Protest the
South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement Talks his September 6-9 in Seattle