Archive for August, 2005

August 4, 2005

Bayh: Democrats Face Security Threshold (AP) »

  • “Unless the American people know that we will be good stewards of the nation’s security, they’re unlikely to trust us with anything else,” said the two-term Indiana senator. “That’s a very important threshold we have to get over.”

August 9, 2005

Senator Complains to Nominee About Court (AP) »

  • Gonzales defended that decision after addressing the American Bar Association in Chicago. He said Roberts’ former position “represents the United States of America, the American people, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. For that reason I would have very serious concerns about the sharing of information.”

August 12, 2005

Senate Democrats Request Roberts Documents (AP) »

  • The Democrats said the documents should not be protected under attorney-client privilege because they were prepared by the U.S. office of the solicitor general (OSG), which was “acting for the American people.” They offered to meet with Gonzales to try to reach an agreement.

August 15, 2005

DeLay Takes on High Court at Tenn. Rally (AP) »

  • Dobson evoked the framers of the Constitution, saying: “These activist, unelected judges believe they know better than the American people about the direction the country should go. The framers of our great nation did not intend for the courts to have absolute and final power over us.”

Sen. Biden Says Bush Should Fire Rumsfeld (AP) »

  • President Bush needs to fire Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and level with the American people about the situation in Iraq, said U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden , who is testing the political waters for a possible White House run in 2008.

August 16, 2005

Edwards Says Poverty a Key Democrat Issue (AP) »

  • “We know what we believe. We know what we stand for. But the American people need to hear it from us,” the former U.S. senator told a group of about 300 at a waterfront convention center.

White House Confident on Iraq Constitution (AP) »

  • Biden said he believes support in the United States for the Iraq policy is declining because people “think we don’t have a plan that can succeed” and that Bush “is not speaking to the American people about it.” Copyright © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.

August 19, 2005

Sen. John Kerry Blisters Republicans (AP) »

  • “We have to go out and fight for the real issues that make a difference in the lives of the American people and we don’t need some great lurch to the right or lurch to the left or redefinition of the Democratic Party,” the Massachusetts Democrat said. “The last thing America needs is a second Republican Party.”

August 21, 2005

Utah Station Refuses to Air Anti-War Ad (AP) »

  • In the ad, Sheehan pleads with Bush for a meeting and accuses him of lying to the American people about Iraq’s development of weapons of mass destruction and its connection to al-Qaida.

Navy to Probe Ambassador Cousin’s Death (AP) »

  • “It is a betrayal of the American people who are making huge sacrifices to bring this about, and a betrayal of Iraq and all Iraqi patriots who have put their trust in the United States,” he said.

August 29, 2005

Retired Sen. Jesse Helms Publishes Memoir (AP) »

  • Helms, 83, writes that when 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, “the American people responded with shock, sadness and a deep and righteous anger — and rightly so.

August 30, 2005

Bush: U.S. Must Protect Iraq From Terror (AP) »

  • “Democratic Presidents Roosevelt and Truman led America to victory in World War II because they laid out a clear plan for success to the American people, America’s allies and America’s troops,” said Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean. “President Bush has failed to put together a plan, so despite the bravery and sacrifice of our troops, we are not making the progress that we should be in Iraq. The troops, our allies and the American people deserve better leadership from our commander in chief.”