On the heels of the Connecticut chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the Connectict Education Association endorsed Ned Lamont today. There will be a press conference tomorrow officially announcing the support: AFT boasts 26,000 members including Hartford teachers, paraprofessionals and educational personnel. Connecticut Education Association (CEA) represents more than 36,000 members in Connecticut.
What: Connecticut?s two teachers? unions, AFT Connecticut and the Connecticut Education Association, will hold a joint press conference to announce their endorsement of Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate.
Where: In front of Fox Middle School, 305 Greenfield Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06112
When: Thursday, June 15, 2006, 10:30 a.m.
So much for freedom of the press. Journalists have been forced to leave Guantanamo in the wake of the suicides.
In the aftermath of the three suicides at the notorious Guantanamo prison facility in Cuba last Saturday, reporters with the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald were ordered by the office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to leave the island today.
A third reporter and a photographer with the Charlotte Observer were given the option of staying until Saturday but, E&P has learned, were told that their access to the prison camp was now denied.
Today, at a presser, this exchange happened with Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times:
Bush: You gonna ask your question with shades on?
Bush: But there's no sun out here.
Wallsten: It depends on your perspective.
Wallsten is blind.
Click here to read the "confidential messaging memo" from House Majority Leader John Boehner on all the good stuff that Republican Congressman should "tout" about America's progress in Iraq. I guess Texas swagger is back. Boehner's memo amplifies a "high-fear"...
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I'm on the road today. Here's a place for you to keep each other informed of the news -- and your opinions. Try to keep it civil, ok?
The question going back three years ago now is whether Karl Rove knowingly participated in leaking the identity of a covert CIA operative for the purpose of discrediting a political opponent who was revealing information about the White House's use of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq War.
That was the issue. From the beginning, Rove, through Scott McClellan, denied that he did any of that. There weren't even any clever circumlocutions. He just lied. From admissions from Rove, filings in the Libby case, and uncontradicted reportage, we know as clearly as we ever can that Rove did do each of those things.
So he did do what he was suspected of and he did lie about it.... [T]here is abundant evidence, even admissions from Rove himself, that he did the malicious act. And he lied about doing it. Indeed, on top of that, President Bush welched on his promise to can anyone who was involved.
At a press conference this morning, President Bush needled Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten after he stood up to ask a question wearing sunglasses. “Are you going to ask that question with shades on?” Bush said, telling Wallsten, “I’m interested in the shade look, seriously.”But as Wonkette first noted, and which ThinkProgress subsquently confirmed, [...]
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TRex found the lost notebook of Anna Marie Cox at Yearly Kos
Rasmussen. 6/12. MoE 7(!) (4/27 results)
Lieberman 46 (51)
Lamont 40 (31)
Note the huge margin of error, so some caution is in order. But the movement is real.
Lieberman must choose between a tough and potentially losing primary battle or a better shot of winning -- going indy -- and seeing his so-called "integrity" go out the door since he promised Reid and Schumer that he wouldn't leave the party.
And if we can't trust Lieberman's word, then what can we trust?
If Liberman has as much integrity as he claims he does, he has to stay in the Democratic primary.
Update: Hartford Courant writer Denis Horgan writes:
Seeking to lambaste Ned Lamont, Lieberman's primary opponent, the senator's staff and admirers reach into the Bush-Cheney-Coulter playbook. No less a light than Sean Smith, Lieberman's campaign manager offers the bizarre, Orwellian, Bushian assault on the foe:
"The only public record this guy [Lamont] has, he voted time and again like a Republican," Smith said. "Why would we support that?" He said Lieberman would not promise to support Lamont, because the businessman voted frequently with Republicans as a local official in Greenwich.
Excuse us, but Lieberman is in a pickle today exactly because he so proudly, openly, happily, repeatedly, madly voted like a Republican. In fact, we have barely his word for it that he is a Democrat at all. The president kissed him, for cryeye. When you're getting smootched like some Brokeback cowboy by a Republican, it barely works to criticize your opponent for voting like a Republican in some town school board matter when, the lipstick still damp, you've been knee-jerking along voting for Iraq and supporting the Bush war on Social Security and a million other things.
Lieberman says it takes courage to be as wrong as he's been. Maybe. It takes some common sense, though, not to try to blame your opponent for doing what you've been doing so vigorously for so long.
I'm normally a calm guy. There are few times when I get so angry that I want to put my fist through a wall, but not learning from one's errors in matters of peace and war and life and...
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