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Feinstein Releases Nonpartisan CRS Report that Concludes Congress Did Not Have Access to Full Scope of Prewar Intelligence

Following up on Ron’s post yesterday that “Congress doesn’t see same intelligence as president”, is this report from Diane Feinstein’s office: Washington, DC – The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) has produced a report that clearly rejects White House assertions that Congress had access to the same intelligence as the President in the march to […]

Congress Protests Bush Domestic Surveillance

The Washington Post reports on Congressional response to the news that Bush authorized spying on American citizens. While many members objected, once (and perhaps future) Republican Senate leader Trent Lott expressed a different opinion. “I don’t agree with the libertarians,” said Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.). “I want my security first. I’ll deal with all the […]

Bush Ranked Worst President

George Bush is ranked as least popular President in a survey of the last ten Presidents conducted by the Chicago-based National Qualitative Centers. John Kennedy came in first at 26%, followed by Bill Clinton who edged out Ronald Reagan. Bush wasn’t in last place in every category. Bush came in first in the categories of […]

Bush to Address Nation Sunday on Iraq

MSNBC reports: Bush will address the nation about Iraq, from the Oval Office on Sunday evening. This will be his first speech from the Oval Office since he announced the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003. The White House said it was asking television networks for live coverage of the president’s address, expected […]

RIP John Spencer

John Spencer, who played Leo McGarry (former White House Chief of Staff, and in the current season Vice Presidential running mate to Matt Santos) on The West Wing, died of a heart attack today at age 58. Spencer won an Emmy Award for supporting actor in a drama series in 2002 for his work on […]

Diane Feinstein Denounces Decision of the President to Authorize Domestic Spying by the NSA

Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein of CA denounced, in a very strong statement on the Senate floor – basically nailing Bush to the wall, the reported decision of the Bush Administration to allow surveillance of U.S. citizens by the National Security Agency, in apparent violation of the law. The following is the text of the statement […]

Are Godless Communists Stealing The North Pole?

I wonder how this will play with the War on Christmas crowd. National Geographic reports that the north magnetic pole is moving rapidly towards Siberia. Natural phenomenon or Communist plot? We report, you decide.

Kerry, Pryor, Obama Provision to Help Troops Save Thousands on Their Taxes Passes Senate

A provision offered by Senators John Kerry, Mark Pryor and Barack Obama to protect our troops from losing an important tax credit passed the Senate today. This provision, added to the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, will continue giving men and women serving in the military the option of applying their pay earned in […]