Politics

New TVA board confirmations coming soon. Maybe?

By R. Neal
February 9, 2006 - The six new nominees appointed by President Bush for the expanded TVA board appeared before the Senate Public Works Committee yesterday. Their confirmations were expected to sail through the Senate with Bill Frist's steady hand at the helm.

The Abramoff effect

February 5, 2006 - Think the Jack Abramoff scandal isn't having much impact on politics? Ralph Reed, former darling of the religious right and current candidate for the second-in-command post in Georgia, would disagree:

Who brings in the money

February 3, 2006 - The campaign finance watchdogs at the Center for Responsive Politics have just released the numbers on which politicians in the U.S. House raised the most money in 2005. Here's the breakdown:

Enron Nation: Does a trial miss the real issue?

January 30, 2006 - President Bush must view it as an unhappy coincidence that, just a day before he tries to restore public confidence in Tuesday's State of the Union Address, lawyers in Houston begin jury selection in the trials against Enron executives Ken Lay and Peter Skilling.

The right-wing fraud about race and Katrina

January 28, 2006 - Earlier this month, right-wing pundit John Leo -- columnist for U.S News and World Report, syndicated to newspapers nation-wide -- wrote a piece that would be forgettable if it didn't echo a growing sentiment on the right about Hurricane Katrina and issues of race in America.

Poll Watch: South not so sweet on Bush

January 27, 2006 - Survey USA has released its latest state-by-state poll of our President's net job approval ratings. The not-so-surprising finding is that Bush's approval percentage continues to languish in the low 40s.