Reid and Pelosi's Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President:

The start of the new Congress brings us opportunities to work together on the critical issues confronting our country. No issue is more important than finding an end to the war in Iraq. December was the deadliest month of the war in over two years, pushing U.S. fatality figures over the 3,000 mark.

The American people demonstrated in the November elections that they do not believe your current Iraq policy will lead to success and that we need a change in direction for the sake of our troops and the Iraqi people. We understand that you are completing your post-election consultations on Iraq and are preparing to make a major address on your Iraq strategy to the American people next week. Continue reading

Avalanche in Colorado

Breaking Story.

From CNN.com:

A massive avalanche — 200 feet wide and 15 feet deep — swept across one of Colorado’s main recreation routes, burying at least two cars and prompting a search for possible survivors Saturday.

Officials said six people were rescued from two cars, and one person was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

The avalanche rumbled across U.S. 40 in three places near 11,307-foot Berthoud Pass, 50 miles west of Denver, shortly after 10:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. ET). The busy freeway leads to the popular Winter Park ski resort.

U.S. 40 will remain closed between Winter Park and Interstate 70 “for the foreseeable future,” said Bob Wilson, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. (more..)