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Judith Miller’s Source Is Reportedly Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby

Judith Miller has been released from jail. Her source, as reported by the NY Times is Lewis “Scooter” Libby. After nearly three months behind bars, New York Times reporter Judith Miller was released Thursday after agreeing to testify in the investigation into the disclosure of the identity of a covert CIA officer. Miller left the […]

Has Brian Williams Been Too Vocal for the White House’s Taste

It appears that Brian Williams and NBC News were alerted a bit too late that the President had jumped the gun on swearing in John Roberts today. Has Brian Williams been too vocal and outspoken in recent weeks for the White House’s taste? This afternoon we did a Special Report for our NBC stations on […]

NBC: “Damning Evidence”

NBC Nightly News is reporting “Damning Evidence,” New Orleans levee was reported weak in 1990s and record show, “construction firm alerted engineers, but no action was taken.” NBC News has obtained what may be a key clue, hidden in long forgotten legal documents. They reveal that when the floodwall on the 17th Street Canal was […]

Senator Feinstein Calls on FEMA to Fill Regional Vacancies

Dianne Feinstein called on Michael Chertoff today to fill vacancies at eight of the ten Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regional directorates – all of which lack permanent, appointed directors. Does your region have a permanent full-time FEMA director? FEMA is divided into ten regional offices. Each region is responsible for assisting several states to […]

DEFCON: Fighting the Religious Right

Today, more than a dozen leading scientists, legal scholars and clergy announced a new grassroots movement aimed at fighting the Religious Right – The Campaign to Defend the Constitution (DEFCON). DEFCON will take on a variety of issues, including stem cell research, teaching evolution in schools, gay and lesbian rights and the independence of the […]

DeLay’s Day In Court Set

Tom DeLay will have his day in court on October 21. His lawyers have said “they do not want him to be handcuffed, photographed and fingerprinted when he appears in Austin.” Personally, I see no reason why, Tom DeLay should get any preferential treatment… A Texas judge on Thursday ordered Republican Rep. Tom DeLay to […]

Kerry, Durbin, Solis, Hastings Fight to Protect Public Health And Environmental Equality in the Gulf Coast

“The victims of Katrina must not be victimized twice, first by a hurricane then by Washington’s assault on clean air and clean water. It’s wrong to talk one week about the poverty of the Gulf Coast then the next week rollback basic safeguards that protect children in our most needy communities from permanent health risks,” Senator Kerry said.

On Day of Senate Vote on Roberts, John Kerry Explains Why He’s Voting No

From BlackAmericaWeb.com: EDITOR’S NOTE: The following editorial was written by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) to explain his intention to vote no on Thursday’s expected Senate vote on Judge John Roberts nomination as chief justice of the Supreme Court. This week, the Senate will vote on the nomination of John Roberts for chief justice of the […]