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Bush Makes Appointments Bypassing Senate

Bush bypassed the Senate today to a make a few recess appointments including installing former Navy Secretary Gordon R. England as deputy secretary of defense. Before joining the Bush administration in 2001, Gordon England was an executive at General Dynamics Corp. Chalk up another corporate cronies in Bush’s stable. The Constitution allows that the president […]

Top Dem on the House Intell Committee Told Bush White House Broke the Law

Rep. Jane Harman of CA, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee told Bush today that the White House broke the law by “withholding information from the full congressional oversight committees about a new domestic surveillance program.” In a letter to Bush, Harman said ‘the National Security Act requires the heads of the various […]

O’Reilly Knows Letterman Can Spot a Phony

Earlier I reported about David Letterman stating that 60% of what Bill O’Reilly says crap. How perceptive is David Letterman? Do we trust his judgement about Bill O’Reilly? To answer these question, I turn to Bill O’Reilly, writing about David Letterman in 2001 at WorldNetDaily: The late-night program hosted by David Letterman is the toughest […]

Abramoff Not Equal Money Dispenser; Even Donated to Swift Boat Liars

Republicans try to spin Abramoff as supporting both Democrats and Republicans, but his choice was clear. While Republicans claim he donated to both parties, Bloomberg reports that this is untrue: U.S. President George W. Bush calls indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff “an equal money dispenser” who helped politicians of both parties. Campaign donation records show Republicans […]

Nuclear Powered USS Reagan Ships Out

The nuclear powered USS Reagan shipped out of San Diego today on it’s maiden deployment. The task of the Reagan will be to conduct naval operations in support of the global war on terrorism. It is not however, scheduled to sail to the Persian Gulf. The Reagan is the Navy’s newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. It […]

Connecticut Scraps Electronic Voting Machines

Connecticut has scraped their plans for using electronic voting machines. Hat tip to BradBlog. “I am stopping the purchasing process for electronic voting equipment in Connecticut,” Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz. “The state will use lever voting machines in the 2006 election.” After a much publicized, public testing of modern electronic voting technology late […]

Letterman States 60 Percent of What O’Reilly Says is Crap

David Letterman’s estimate might be a bit low, but he shocked Bill O’Reilly and other conservatives by saying, “I’m not smart enough to debate you point to point on this, but I have the feeling, I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap.” O’Reilly often “wins” arguments by making up […]

Top Republicans Give Up Abramoff Donations

Top Republicans are quickly cleaning out their coffers of Abramoff tainted money. AP News reports that “President Bush, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and his successor Roy Blunt Wednesday joined the growing list of officials shedding political donations from Jack Abramoff, the once powerful lobbyist who has agreed to testify in a broad-ranging political […]