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Ney Temporarily Quits House Post

NBC News is reporting that Rep. Bob Ney, an Ohio Republican implicated in a Abramoff lobbying corruption investigation will temporarily step aside as chairman of the House Administration Committee. A spokesman for Ney said that after word got out Friday, the congressman needed a few days to think about the decision to relinquish the post.

President or King?

Jennifer Van Bergen has an article entitled The Unitary Executive: Is The Doctrine Behind the Bush Presidency Consistent with a Democratic State? at FindLaw. There is far too much material to attempt to summarize here. I recommend the entire article, which concludes by quoting Thomas Paine: Thomas Paine wrote in Common Sense: In America, the […]

Iran To Host Debate on Holocaust

The BBC reports Iran to host debate on Holocaust: Iran says it will hold a conference to assess the scale and consequences of the Holocaust, which its president recently described as a “myth”. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also sparked international condemnation by calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map”, or moved to Europe […]

Specter Raises Possibility of Impeachment

There might still be some hope for preserving the Constitution as more and more Republicans mention the possibility of impeachment. On ABC’s This Week Arlen Specter, who plans to hold hearings on Bush’s warrantless domestic surveillance program, used the “I word.” He mentioned that both impeachment and criminal prosecution are possible legal remedies for a […]

Democratic Leaders Ready Proposal on Code of Conduct

Officials speaking on the “condition of anonymity” Saturday night, let it be known that “Democrats intend to unveil a sweeping plan this week to tighten Congress’ code of conduct.” The plan includes “a ban on lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers and a crackdown on special interest provisions slipped into legislation in the final moments before passage.” […]

Ouch – DeLay’s Support Hits Bottom

A new poll conducted in Tom DeLay’s district by Rice University and the University of Houston was released today and the results don’t look good for Tom DeLay. — “Barely one of every five of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s constituents would vote for him if the election were held now, according to a […]