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Entries by Bob Geiger from 09/2006

2006 Senate Elections Report: Handicapping the Races

| Posted 09.01.2006 | Politics
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At first glance, those numbers make me want to bury my head in a bucket of red-state bourbon, so let's look at what it will take for Senate Democrats to get to 51.

I Know This Little Boy In New Orleans

| Posted 09.02.2006 | Politics
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This column, for which I was fortunate enough to be nominated for an award or two, was written when, a couple of days after the storm, I saw a picture of a young man praying in the Superdome.

Senate Democrats Must Stay in Frist's Face on Minimum Wage Issue

| Posted 09.04.2006 | Politics
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Harry Reid needs to reintroduce the standalone, Democratic bill to raise the minimum wage and do it as soon as the Senate goes back into session tomorrow.

2006 Senate Elections Report: Seats Likely to Stay Put

| Posted 09.05.2006 | Politics
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While it's possible for the other side to win these seats, there's slightly more than two months until election day and a lot of ground would have to be made up very quickly.

2006 Senate Elections Report: Predicted Results

| Posted 09.07.2006 | Politics
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Democrats have a very daunting task in this election to the extent that they need to pretty much run the table on all the toss-up races to take back the Senate majority and I don't believe that's going to happen.

Bill to Cripple Taliban Drug Trade Passes -- After GOP Tries to Kill It

| Posted 09.08.2006 | Huffington Post

Afghanistan's massive drug trade is one of the primary sources of funding for the Taliban, with that group generating roughly 70 percent of its income through opium.

Republican Senator: Iraq Insurgents "Same Enemy" Who Attacked on 9/11

| Posted 09.11.2006 | Politics
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We now have further documentary evidence that this White House lied the country into war and yet we know with certainty that the Republican-controlled Congress will turn a blind-eye.

GOP to Spend Millions Sliming Democrats -- And This is News?

| Posted 09.12.2006 | Politics
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For sheer you've-got-to-be-kidding-me effect, I have to take you back to some GOP-on-GOP smearing in the form of a mailer sent out earlier this year by CA Republican Bill Conrad.

"War on Terror" Numbers To Silence Republican Candidates

| Posted 09.14.2006 | Politics
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"Today, we are safer, but we are not yet safe," said Bush, which means he was batting .500 with the truth in just one short statement.

Democratic Ideas Struggle to Be Heard by a Very Lazy Media

| Posted 09.15.2006 | Politics
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Aside from how embarrassingly uninformed Lauer's question was, Carville bungled an opportunity he should have jumped on like a pit-bull on a poodle.

Frist Blames Democratic Minority for Do-Nothing Congress, Gets Spanked

| Posted 09.20.2006 | Politics
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In an odd twist of logic, Frist blamed the minority party for how little work has been done in the 109th Congress.

September War Dead the GOP Wants You to Forget

| Posted 09.25.2006 | Politics
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We have an election coming up in six weeks and why 44 of our troops died this month, at an average age of 25, is not a "single issue" this campaign season -- it is the only issue.

Inhofe: Global-Warming Scientists, Media "Doomsayers" and Tools of "Hysterical Left"

| Posted 09.27.2006 | Politics
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I'll go straight to the Bush Administration's own Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is clearly also in bed with Gore on this one.

Republicans Hell-Bent on Passing Bush Torture Bill

| Posted 09.28.2006 | Politics
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The White House-backed bill will allow Bush to continue down the path of secret prisons, cruel treatment of prisoners and allowing use of evidence obtained through torture.

Republicans The Real Cut-And-Run Cowards

| Posted 09.29.2006 | Politics
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They are so damn scared that they're willing to take a country that was founded on individual liberty and turn it into a police state -- all out of fear.

Most Democrats Voting For Bush Torture Bill Silent About It

| Posted 09.30.2006 | Politics
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If one of our U.S. Senators casts a vote they are proud of, a press release will be up on their official Web site faster than George Felix Allen can spit out a racial slur.