Carper (D-DE) and Kirk (R-IL) Back Marriage Equality; 7 Dem Holdouts

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 3:45 pm

As of today, exactly half of the members of the US Senate support marriage rights for same-sex couples. Senator Tom Carper, Democrat of Delaware, and Senator Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, both announced their support of marriage equality. Delaware Sen. Tom Carper on Tuesday became the latest Senate Democrat to publicly endorse marriage rights for [...]


Obama vs. Reality on Jon Stewart

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 12:59 pm

I was on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan show at 4pm EDT discussing Barack Obama’s appearance on the Daily Show. There were some claims made about the impact of the health care bill that are, at best, obfuscations.

“Misrepresentations in the Cybersphere,” or, Why Congress Shouldn’t Touch the Internet

By: Sunday June 27, 2010 4:00 pm

Joe Lieberman’s Senate Homeland Security committee passed this week a “cybersecurity” bill that would expand the President’s powers and control of the Internet in a national emergency. In addition to Lieberman, the bill’s sponsors include Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME). But it was Collins’ defense of the bill that should send shivers up the spines of anyone who cares about the Internet.

Lieberman Backpedals on Internet Kill Switch (Kinda… Not!)

By: Monday June 21, 2010 7:43 am

Sunday on CNN Sen. Joe Lieberman tried to explain that what he had in mind in the way of an Internet kill switch was not a total “All Your Base Are Belong to Us” move, but rather a partial Internet shut down. And why? Because other countries already have that in place and we have to keep up with the Hu Jintaos?

Dennis Kucinich Will Return Money to Donors

By: Wednesday March 17, 2010 9:50 am

If indeed this health care bill passes, people across the country will have to start examining the basic assumptions with which we have heretofore approached politics. The thing I have learned above all else in this campaign is that the corporate control of government is much more extensive than I ever imagined, and the tools we have to fight its influence are ineffective.

Dorgan Halts Senate Health Care Debate Until He Gets Reimportation Vote

By: Friday December 11, 2009 2:35 pm

The big story here is not that the White House wants to crush Byron Dorgan’s reimportation amendment and hold up their deal with Big PhRMa – that’s been clear for a while. The big news is that Dorgan’s fighting back. . .

Sen. Tom Carper Reinvents the Trigger

By: Wednesday November 18, 2009 6:06 am

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) reinvented/cribbed/copied Sen. Olympia Snowe’s trigger proposal while hoping no one notices this effort to kill the public option. Could Carper’s former chief of staff and current WellPoint lobbyist be helping?

Carper’s No Good, Super Terrible, Completely Awful, New New New “Alternative” to the Public Option

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 8:19 am

What Carper did was take the two worst aspects of the two most worthless ideas (a trigger and zero government oversight), and combine them into one super-awful proposal. The entity created is not national, would not be large enough to negotiate low rates, would not be available on day one, and would not answer to Congress. Carper has created a “trigger for co-ops” proposal in an attempt to get 60 votes, but, not only would the idea do nothing to help control costs, but it needlessly weakens two worthless ideas Snowe already supports.

“Silver Bullet” in the Head for the Public Option

By: Thursday October 8, 2009 7:19 am

And go say “hi” to Eve on her POP diary this morning.  As I said, we’ll have more later.  But this is where this battle has to go in order for it to become a movement that can achieve universal health care, not just a short-term political battle.  Her heart, and the heart of those who are willing to get arrested because they believe passionately in social justice for all, is the thing that will carry us to victory in the battle for universal health care.

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