Blue America's Bill Winter and Jay Fawcett on FDL

Today at 2 PM (EST) Blue America is featuring a live blogging session with 2 selfless Colorado Fighting Dems, Bill Winter and Jay Fawcett at Firedoglake. These two national security experts are taking on two of the most extremist right-wing Republicans running anywhere--congressman, Tom Tancredo and James Dobson's favorite Republican, Doug Lamborn.Here's

Here's Jay talking about why America will be safer if we replace Bush's rubber stamp Congress with one led by Democrats. I've got got an advance up at Down With Tyranny and John, Jane and I want to ask you go consider lending these two guys a hand at our joint ActBlue Page. (If you're fast you can win one of 30 June Carter Cash 2-CD sets.)

(guest blogged by Howie Klein)

Sources Point to Armitage as Novak Source


(Cross-posted from Firedoglake)

Richard Armitage gossiped about a member of the CIA to journalists. He violated the first principle of national security clearances — disclose information on a "need to know" basis only. I do not care how valuable his knowledge may be, he should never, ever have a high level security clearance again, because he is not to be trusted. (And while we are at it, why does Karl Rove still have his? Given his admission to discussing Valerie with journalists as well, he should be held to the same standard. He is also not to be trusted.)

National security is not some game. I don’t care about the "everybody does it" argument that Washington, D.C., is one big pit of gossip about who does what portfolio in intel or covert ops — this is not a game. And anyone who has ever known an officer who put their life on the line in a covert operation knows that for a fact....Read more...

Also, please join Howie Klein for a special Blue America live chat with Rep. Brad Miller (NC-13) at 5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT.

Blue America's Jerry McNerney

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Today at 2 PM EST, alternative energy expert and candidate for Congress in northern California's 11th CD, Jerry McNerney will be the featured guest at the weekly Blue America series at Firedoglake, where he'll be answering questions and talking about his campaign for 2 hours. His opponent, Dick Pombo, is not just your garden variety Republican rubber stamp. Pombo, as head of the House Resources Committee, has taken a leadership role in the worst environmental policies in the country's entire history. I mean this is the man who actually proposed selling off the national parks! I have an advance at Down With Tyranny and take a look at what Defenders of Wildlife has to say about Pombo:

Blue America's Joe Sestak

Joe-Sestack.jpg CNN highlighted the race between Blue America's Joe Sestak and Crazy Curt Weldon yesterday. If you remember, Weldon attacked Joe's cancer ridden daughter and: "After repeatedly denying it ever happened, Curt Weldon finally admitted that he attended, spoke at and organized an event that declared Sun Myung Moon to be "humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent."

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Joe wrote a diary called "My Response to President Bush"

Hello. My name is Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania; I am a former 3-star Vice Admiral who spent 31 years serving my country in our Navy - they were the proudest years of my life. Today, I'd like to talk to you about a topic that's too important for partisan politics: a new direction for America's security. Last week, the Chairman of the 9/11 Commission made a startling comment. He said he didn't believe that security was a priority for the White on

If you can support Joe Sestak, please go over to our Blue America page.

Sherrod Brown on Blue America

fsherrodandwife.jpg Sherrod Brown who has a narrow lead over DeWine is over on FDL with a live chat going on now. We need him to win his race badly. Contribute if you can.

Blue America's Dave Mejias

Go over and chat with Dave Mejias. He's discussing his run against wingnut extraordinaire Peter King for the seat in NY. He could really use your support.

Dave Mejias

Tomorrow over at Blue America, we're introducing you to Dave Mejias, the dynamic young progressive taking on Long Island rubber stamp wingnut Peter King. Dave will be blogging live at firedoglake from 2PM to 4 PM (East Coast times), so you can get to know all about him. His opponent is a regular on all the right wing TV shows and you've probably seen him calling for Tim Russert to be shot or the NY Times to be jailed... or whatever lunacy pops into his head. In fact, here's a short clip from Fox called "Out-of-control congressman says New York Times Traitor."

You can see why this primitive Bush rubber stamp, who claims the NY Times "gave Fidel Castro his job in Cuba," needs to be put out to pasture. And Dave Mejias, whose father was imprisoned by Castro, is just the Democrat to do it. If you can't make it to the session, visit Blue America's Act Blue Page anytime; we're open 24/7.

--posted by HK

C&L Premiere: Rickie Lee Jones sings "Have You Had Enough?"

rickie-lee-jones.jpg Ricki Lee Jones has recorded a new song to help our "Blue America" grass roots project. You've seen the new "Blue America" page, right? Now--there's the "Blue America Records!" And the first release is a free download, "Have You Had Enough?"

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It's a campaign song for all our candidates. Rickie Lee Jones and Tom and Ken from the Squirrel Nut Zippers recorded it for us a couple weeks ago. Down With Tyranny has the full story.

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Check out this documentary, it's really good.

Help out Patrick Murphy if you can ...

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Roots Project: Call your Senators on Specter's Bill

I've been involved with the Roots Project from the begining and it's developing nicely. Greenwald has a great post up about Specter's awful bill. It's important that we make our voices heard. It does really pay off when their phones ring off the hooks.

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