Submitted by lambert on Mon, 12/11/2006 - 10:10pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 12/10/2006 - 11:20am
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 12/09/2006 - 12:42am
Does anyone else think this stinks? From ABC's KGO affilliate in, erm, San Francisco:
[Democratic] Representative Howard Berman: "The most important contribution this report makes, and it does it well, is to tell the story of what happened."
And then Berman refused to take any questions.
The committee wrote it "...was disturbed by the conduct of some of those who dealt with allegations of Foley's behavior.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 12/08/2006 - 3:05pm
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 12/08/2006 - 12:38pm
That's the setup for the punchline to the famous joke, The Aristocrats! Now, it may be that with the Iraq Study Group, the long-running and incredibly vile "family act" that the Bush malAdministration has been putting on for the American people is about to reach some kinda awful climax and punchline--"The Aristocrats!"--as well. We can only hope. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 12/06/2006 - 10:31am
Oh my goodness! I thought they were going to be Bipartisan! (I guess they were just curious...) Online Wall Street Journal:
Like a retreating army, Republicans are tearing up railroad track and planting legislative land mines to make it harder for Democrats to govern when they take power in Congress next month.
You can trust the Republicans... To be Republicans! Let's hope they leave the D's on the keyboards, eh? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Xenophon on Mon, 12/04/2006 - 2:16pm
Sarahâ€™s simple proposal got me thinking and I came across an article in which Marshall Sponder asks:
Now, the only thing I really question is why Eric Schmidt is telling this stuff to Republican Governors - isn't he supposed to be neutral? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 12/03/2006 - 6:54pm
So, a winger sends threats and white powder to liberals, the LA Times buries the story in local news, and nobody else picks up on it. That darn liberal media:
A federal grand jury indicted a Woodland Hills man Friday on charges of sending threatening letters with white powder to half a dozen politicians and celebrities, including incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and television personalities Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 12/03/2006 - 3:49pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 12/03/2006 - 2:15pm
Now that the Democrats have control of both houses of Congress, why does Dean Broder keep servicing Republicans? You'd think Broder's readership would want to know about winners, not losers, and national parties, not regional ones. Some would say it's because The Dean of Beltway Bigfeet is just a Republican shill. The more charitable would chalk Broder's increasingly pitiable behavior up to institutional factors: After a decade of Republican rule, Republican sources are the only sources in Dave's rolodex. Or maybe Broder just genuinely enjoys doing these guys. Whatever. Get a load of this: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 11/29/2006 - 9:07pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 11/29/2006 - 8:11pm
If studying the Bible is what led Republican Christianists to not be able to pass a budget (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), not rein in Bush's illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), and not be able to do one damn thing about the Iraq Clusterfuck (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), then less Bible study, please, say I. The Hill: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 11/29/2006 - 2:43pm
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 11/28/2006 - 5:08pm
I kid you not. WaPo:
In September, the Project on Government Oversight, a watchdog group, began holding seminars for Hill workers of both parties on how to conduct investigations, including sessions on the anatomy of a government contract and skits in which oversight hearings were acted out. About 150 people have attended the sessions, said Jennifer Gore, the group's spokeswoman. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 11/16/2006 - 9:58pm
Nobody disputes that Lott could be a great minority whip. He was elected precisely because he has the skills a minority whip needs: an intimate [!] knowledge of the institution, and the ability to shake down colleagues for votes. Lott is detail oriented, collegial with an Old World gentility â€” as well as a certain sexual confidence befitting a former cheerleader at Ole Miss.
I'm speechless. Read below the fold...