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Feb 27, 2004

Guest Post - Jesse Lee: That Darned Liberal Media Filter

Ah, the sheer utility of the blog. Many will be surprised to hear this, but Democrats quite regularly compile blistering reports calling out the Republicans on their worst excesses, taking the time to prove their point beyond the shadow of a doubt.  These are released to the media and ultimately ignored virtually without fail.  Now we too are able to bypass the infamous �liberal media filter” and provide our fellow bloggers with such information directly. Here is Steny Hoyer’s …

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Feb 26, 2004

Open Thread for KY Vols!

Post your stories by clicking on the “comments” below.

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Feb 26, 2004

This Week’s @Stake

We just sent out this week’s edition of @Stake, our weekly email update. If you don’t get it, you should - click here to subscribe. It is sort of like this blog, but with a good writer, actual information, etc. If you would like to kick the tires to see what you will be getting each and every week, please check out some of the stories below. • Ben Chandler Takes His Seat at the Table       …

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Feb 26, 2004

Hastert Stumping for South Dakota

In case you thought the GOP were going to easy on us in the South Daktoa Special Election, National Journal’s Congress Daily (paid registration required) is reporting in this morning’s edition: A week after Republicans suffered a special election defeat in Kentucky, House Speaker Hastert sought Wednesday to redirect Republican energy toward its next special election challenge in South Dakota.     During a weekly House Republican Conference meeting, Hastert told members that it is important to back former …

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Feb 26, 2004

GOP Speaker Refuses to Extend 911 Commission

Reason #45667 to elect more Democrats to Congress: The Seattle Times is reporting that GOP Speaker Dennis Hastert refuses to bring up legislation to extend the 911 investigation. “The commission says it needs the extra 60 days to complete hundreds of interviews and review millions of documents. Despite initial objections, President Bush backed the panel’s request earlier this month. Democratic congressional aides said Bush halfheartedly supported the extension and put little pressure on Hastert to back down. Republican commission …

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Feb 25, 2004

Tom Delay Fundraising Scandal Update

The Austin-American Statesman is reporting that Tom DeLay aide John Colyandro sent a blank check to the RNC as part of their coporate money laundering. John Colyandro, executive director of DeLay’s Texans for a Republican Majority, said in a deposition that he had the blank check sent because Ellis had a meeting with Republican National Committee officials scheduled the next day. It has been known for almost a year that Texans for a Republican Majority gave $190,000 in corporate …

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Feb 25, 2004

Update: NY 1

In case you didn’t catch it, an NRCC Favorite, Brookhaven Town Supervisor John Jay LaValle, declined to run against incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop. That leaves Bishop only one GOP opponent, Bill Manger, who Supervisor LaValle has called “... nobody, really”.

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Feb 25, 2004

New URL for The Stakeholder

I have moved The Stakeholder from its unwieldy http://65.108.109.16/mt to blog.dccc.org. Should be easy enough to remember, please update your bookmarks, blogrolls, etc. If you have been trying to use our RSS feed, the new URL should work better in your software. Thanks for bearing with us - there should be some more technical modifications in the coming weeks. Feel free to suggest any technical problems/suggestions in the comments here. update: I have also edited the title.

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Feb 24, 2004

Guest Post: Jesse Lee at Chandler’s Swearing In

Ben Chandler Takes His Seat at the Table As the DCCC watched the astonishing election results roll in from Kentucky-6 on February 17th, an obvious question presented itself: If we can do this in the heart of Kentucky, why can’t we do everywhere? As Democrats gathered in jubilation tonight, awaiting the swearing in of our newest member, we had a chance to pose this question to the man himself. �That’s absolutely right,” said Chandler.  �We took a Republican district, …

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Feb 24, 2004

Polisphere and the Blogosphere

Kuff and Atrios have great posts about how the parties need to do more to build the blogosphere. Point well taken. In the buildup to launching our modest blog, we in Online Operations did have to fight uphill. Most of our staff had never seen one, but when we showed them a few they were pretty interested, and I have even caught a few reading them on their own now. We have made some modest shout outs in some …

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Feb 24, 2004

Morning Congressional News

While we could never duplicate the Hamster’s Headlines, There are a couple stories that we found interesting this morning… First, in a Texas Update, it appears that Tom Delay may have helped launder corporate money and put it into the campaigns of some Texas Republicans. Off the Kuff has backstory (from yesterday). Today the Miami Herald is running an update from the Houston Chronicle on the Grand Jury investigation. Second, KBR (subsidiary of Cheney’s company Halliburton) is now the …

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Feb 23, 2004

All eyes on SD

Kos points to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and NRCC spokesperson Bo Harmon who says that ”[South Dakota] is at the top of our priority list, and that means strong involvement from the committee to let voters know who Larry Diedrich is,” he said. That also means access to Republican dignitaries at the national level who could campaign at Diedrich’s side, he said. We are going to need every hand on deck for this one. But, if you needed …

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Feb 23, 2004

Googling the NRCC Blog

Apparently, while I was fuming about the NRCC (our GOP counterpart) on Friday, I failed to notice that if you go to Google.com, type in “NRCC Blog” and hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, our site comes up. Tee hee!

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Feb 20, 2004

NRCC is NRCCrazy

You know, the NRCC can make all the snide comments they want, they can call our chair “Matsilly” on their “blog”, (the title of their post is “DCCC: Matsui is Matsilly”) but their nasty talk doesn’t change these two facts. a) the article they cite implying that Chair Matsui and the Democrats are “suffering from an election night hangover” says nothing of ths sort. here is the full text of the article from USA Today. b) the other article …

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Feb 19, 2004

Article on donations from bloggers

You’ve probably seen this Wired piece about the growing importance of blog contributions.  Kos makes the point that campaigns need to view bloggers as more than a convenient ATM.  We agree!  We must recognize that Bloggers’ “contributions” have already been far more than money alone (although money counts a lot).  We, the political community, need your ideas, your energy, your communities, as well as your financial contributions.  Undoubtedly, this is a learning curve for us, but we’re committed to …

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