— Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean leads his Wall Street Journal op-ed by saying, "We need a Democratic Congress to fight the war on terror -- and to end the war on America's families" over economic issues, which Dean then details. "Democrats offer America a new direction in fiscal policy, for the middle class, and in the war in Iraq."
The DNC kicks off its first African-American Leadership Summit in Detroit today, where the party's "new direction for America" and get-out-the-vote efforts in the African-American community will be discussed. Among the participants at the two-day summit will be DNC chair Howard Dean, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, House Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers -- and Star Jones Reynolds.