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Kucinich:  We’re Losing Our Democracy

This week, Rep. Dennis Kucinich drummed up support within the House to introduce articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.  Here, he discusses his motivations on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now!” TV/radio show.

Posted on Nov 9, 2007 READ MORE


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Relive the Magic: The Democratic Debate in Philly

In case you missed it (or are simply, and understandably, a bit maxed out on the whole debate thing), The Largest Minority’s John Harrison has done his civic duty in lining up complete footage of the Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia on Tuesday.  This way, you can fast-forward through the boring bits!

Posted on Oct 31, 2007 READ MORE


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Colbert Ahead of 3 Democrats in Presidential Poll

Stephen Colbert’s presidential campaign—a compellingly postmodern play on identity and politics (or something like that)—is apparently being taken seriously enough by the polling firm Public Opinion Strategies to merit Colbert’s inclusion in the lineup of candidates the firm is currently tracking.  Here’s how the TV comedian—who says he’s running as both a Democrat and a Republican—is doing in the race for White House glory.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007 READ MORE


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Kucinich Empties His Pockets for Colbert

Rep. Dennis Kucinich flexes his comic muscle by responding to Stephen Colbert’s challenge to empty his pockets on the air. It’s a shame he didn’t get to dive into the issues, but it’s nice to see a candidate who can take a joke.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 READ MORE


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AP photo / Jim Cole

Kucinich:  Bring Team Bush to Justice

Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich drew applause on a recent campaign stop in New Mexico by suggesting that if President Bush isn’t impeached by Congress, his successor to the White House should “hand over Bush and his administration to law enforcement officials.”

Posted on Oct 13, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photos / Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Jeff Roberson

Kucinich Calls Out Clinton’s Nuclear Blunder

In what may have been one of the most controversial (and contradictory) missteps made yet in this pre-election season, Hillary Clinton refused, however ambiguously, to rule out using nuclear weapons to combat terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Though the media at large barely registered her comment, it wasn’t lost on Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who takes Clinton to task in an exclusive interview with Truthdig.

Posted on Aug 11, 2007 READ MORE


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AFL/CIO Debate Roundup

Miss Tuesday night’s AFL-CIO Democratic debate?  Or just want to relive the magic?  Well, either way, you’re in luck—John Harrison at TheLargestMinority.com has put together a blow-by-blow video montage and summary for your viewing and reading pleasure.  Go to the inside page to check it all out.

Posted on Aug 8, 2007 READ MORE


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Rumsfeld Lies?:  Pat Tillman Case Review

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a cameo appearance on Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify about what he knew, and when, regarding the death of Cpl. Pat Tillman.  Facing Reps. Henry Waxman, Dennis Kucinich and others, a fidgety Rumsfeld denied that there was a cover-up, denied that he played any part in mischaracterizing Tillman’s death, and explained the difference between an “error” and a “lie.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Charles Dharapak

CNN/YouTube Debates:  Democrats in Sharper Focus

YouTube ushered in a new kind of political debate Monday night with the latest showdown between Democratic presidential hopefuls, and, according to Boyarsky, the new format made for refreshing changes.

Posted on Jul 24, 2007 READ MORE


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The Inescapable Sex Appeal of Dennis Kucinich

A group of bloggers and activists dedicated to raising awareness about Dennis Kucinich is celebrating his sexiness.  They spoke out in response to a slur by Glenn Beck (above) in which the commentator said the candidate physically appeals to his wife only because he drugs her.  The idea behind the new video may seem weird, but the bit actually is very funny.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007 READ MORE


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Kucinich on ‘The Truth About Oil and Iraq’

Congressman Dennis Kucinich commandeered the House floor for an hour Wednesday to discuss “in detail the Congressional and White House efforts to privatize the oil of Iraq.”  Before he spoke, he announced the speech in a public e-mail.  The talk is excerpted here.

Posted on May 23, 2007 READ MORE


Candidates Vie for Votes on MySpace

In a sign of the times (or perhaps a sign of being slightly behind the times, depending on whom you ask), many of the 2008 presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and John McCain, have established MySpace pages in an effort to reach the nation’s young people.

Posted on May 14, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Mike Gravel

Truthdig tips its hat this week to former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, who commanded the stage at Thursday’s presidential debate with a fiery and candid performance, taking other Democratic candidates to task for their positions and policies and maintaining a fiercely antiwar stance throughout.  Loud and clear, Mr. Gravel.

Posted on Apr 28, 2007 READ MORE


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Front-Runners Upstaged at Democratic Debate

MSNBC just hosted the Democratic candidates in their first-ever presidential debate, and it was quite the bore. That is, except for former Sen. Mike Gravel, who stole the show with an electrifying and inspirational outburst. Update: More debate clips added.

Posted on Apr 27, 2007 READ MORE


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Kucinich:  Impeach Cheney

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, citing the “very real” possibility that the U.S. would wage war with Iran and accusing Cheney of “fabricat[ing] intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq war,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Apr 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Tillman Family, Jessica Lynch Challenge Pentagon Misinformation

Testifying before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman’s brother and mother criticized the Pentagon and the government, which they said manipulated the truth for the sake of political gain.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Meet the Candidates

MoveOn.org recently held a virtual town hall giving every Democrat running for president a chance to sound off on the biggest issue of day: the Iraq war. Here are the highlights.

Posted on Apr 12, 2007 READ MORE


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From Kucinich.us

The Charge of the Muny Light Brigade

Twenty-eight years ago today, 31-year-old Dennis Kucinich, then the youngest-ever mayor of a major American city, famously pushed Cleveland into economic default rather than capitulate to the demands of a group of bankers eager to gobble up the city’s power plant. Today, as Kucinich kicks off his White House bid, he speaks to Truthdig about a stand of integrity that nearly cost him his political career, but which has striking relevance in the current political landscape—where such integrity seems in short supply.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdig Podcast: Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, the Christmas blues and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on Russian Nukes, the Meaning of Christmas and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounds off on nuclear negligence, Kucinich’s candidacy, his personal relationship with Christmas and more.

Posted on Dec 13, 2006 READ MORE


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AP / Luke Palmisano

Rep. Kucinich: Why I’m Running for President

The six-term Ohio congressman and 2004 presidential candidate, who has been one of Congress’ most vocal and longstanding opponents of the Iraq war, tells Truthdig why he again has his sights set on the Oval Office.

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


Kucinich to Run for President

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said in a statement Monday that he will run for president in the 2008 election, prompted in part by his own party’s decision to continue funding for the Iraq war.  Kucinich discussed the funding issue at length in an interview with Truthdig.

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 READ MORE


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AP

Rep. Dennis Kucinch: No More Money for War on Iraq

In a Truthdig interview, the Democratic congressman argues that the Pentagon’s new spending proposal would not only escalate the Iraq war but could be used to fund an attack on Iran.

  • Read the Gordon England memo discussed in the interview.

  • Posted on Dec 4, 2006 READ MORE


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    Weekly Video Roundup

    In this week’s roundup of Truthdig-flavored videos, an Australian atheist goes door-to-door in Mormon Utah; a documentary film crew tells the story of the rendition and torture of a Guantanamo detainee; and Jon Stewart holds forth on Iraq “civil war” semantics.

    Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Rpbert Scheer

    Truthdig Podcast: The Hadley Memo, Healthcare, Truthdig’s Birthday and More

    Robert Scheer digests the Hadley memo, Dennis Kucinich’s healthcare plan, media anxiety, Truthdig’s birthday and more.

    Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Kucinich
    AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich Tackles Healthcare

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaks with Truthdig about the state of healthcare in America, his bill with Rep. John Conyers to provide universal coverage and why progress is inevitable: “It is going to happen, because there is an awareness that government has failed the American people in this regard, and it’s an economic issue, it’s a moral issue and it’s central to who we are as a nation.”

  • Exclusive: For the first time, the Ohio congressman describes his behind-the-scenes struggle with the party to overcome corporate influence and promote healthcare reform.

  • Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Dennis Kucinich
    AP / Lee Marriner

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Cut Off Iraq War Funding

    In a Truthdig interview, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) reacts to Rep. John Murtha’s failed bid for House majority leader, and explains why cutting off funding for the Iraq war is the only way to truly protect American troops.

    Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Dennis Kucinich
    AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

    Rep. Kucinich: America Needs Iraq War Hearings

    In an original Truthdig interview, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the potential next chair of a key national security subcommittee, calls for congressional hearings into how and why America invaded Iraq, and demands “accountability” for those who led America into a “war based on lies.”

  • Kucinich: “Rumsfeld may no longer be secretary of defense, but he made decisions based on lies that took people to their deaths. He has to be held accountable—secretary or not.”

  • Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Dennis Kucinich
    AP

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Looking Past One-Party Rule

    In advance of the election, Republicans painted Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) as the specter of a Democrat-controlled House.  In this piece for Truthdig (originally posted on 10/30), Kucinich responds to the attack, and gives the American people a preview of what’s to come.

    Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich in Lebanon
    Courtesy Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich

    Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Lebanon

    U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich and his wife, Elizabeth, discuss their recent personal peace-building initiative in Lebanon, where the congressman was the first U.S. official to tour the area and meet with the country?s leaders in the wake of its war with Israel. Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer conducts the interview.

  • Full audio version available
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    Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Kucinich Resolution
    Courtesy Rep. Dennis Kucinich

    Truthdig Exclusive: Rep. Kucinich’s Resolution Calls on Bush to Push for Cease-Fire

    Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced a resolution Wednesday that calls on President Bush to appeal to all sides for a cessation of hostilities in the Israeli-Lebanon conflict and to commit the United States to multiparty negotiations, along with support for an international peacekeeping mission during the talks.

  • Also, read the speech that Rep. Kucinich delivered on the House floor on Tuesday that warned of “mutually assured destruction” if saner heads do not soon prevail in the Middle East.

  • Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Kucinich on the State of the Union

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasts the president’s speech in an exclusive Truthdig podcast.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Kucinich on the State of the Union

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasts the president’s speech in an exclusive Truthdig podcast. | podcast

    Listen: icon: Audio Dennis Kucinich (4.6 MB)

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Rep. Dennis Kucinich
    From commondreams.org

    Kucinich Blasts Bush’s State of the Union

    In an exclusive Truthdig podcast, Rep. Dennis Kucinich swings away at the president. Excerpt: “[Bush] hasn’t gotten the message that all his underpinnings of the war have been knocked out. They’re standing totally on lies.” | podcast and transcript

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


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