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Middle-Class Life Under Bush: Less Affordable and Less Secure

For millions of hard-working, middle-class families, life under the Bush presidency has grown less affordable and less secure. President Bush’s record of fiscal incompetence and mismanagement and Republicans’ close ties with special interests have helped lead to both lower wages and skyrocketing costs for basic necessities like gas, health care, and college tuition. As an…


The Bush Administration’s Reconstruction Plan Has Failed the Iraqi People and Failed to Hold the Iraqi Government Accountable

The United States has spent more than $47 billion on reconstruction efforts in Iraq with the goal improving basic services for the Iraqi people, bolstering Iraq’s economic infrastructure, and building the capacity and legitimacy of the Iraqi government. Five years later and with U.S. reconstruction funding running out, however, the Bush Administration has little to…


In Letter To McConnell, Reid Seeks Cooperation From GOP In Dealing With Housing Crisis

Washington D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell today to ask for his cooperation in addressing the housing crisis.  Late last month, Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Foreclosure Prevention Act which would keep families facing foreclosure in their homes, help other families avoid foreclosures in…