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More Evidence Justice Department Knew Surveillance Was Illegal

The Washington Post provides yet more more evidence contradicting the Bush Administration claims that their surveillance without warrants was legal: Legislation drafted by Justice Department lawyers in 2003 to strengthen the USA Patriot Act would have provided legal backing for several aspects of the administration’s warrantless eavesdropping program. But officials said yesterday that was not […]

Army Seized Wives As Tactic

The kidnapping of American journalist Jill Carroll in Iraq has brought attention to female detentions in Iraq. Not all of these are being held for terrorist activity of their own per this AP report: The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of “leveraging” […]

Abramoff Money Shows This is a Republican Scandal

The American Prospect has commissioned an analysis of money coming from Abramoff clients to further show that this is a Republican scandal. We’ver previously noted that 100% of money directly from Abramoff went to Republicans. In addition, 100% of money given in exchange for favors went to Republicans, and 100% of those indicted are Republicans. […]

Bush Adopts Kerry’s Plan on Iran

The New York Sun notes that George Bush has borrowed John Kerry’s plan for handling Iran. Conservatives now have a problem considering the way they attacked Kerry every time he brought up the idea of giving Iran nuclear fuel for civilian use under close monitoring. Donklephant has some examples.

Quote of the Day

“We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee.” —Ann Coulter I wonder how many conservatives who object to Kerry’s filibuster will endorse Coulter’s unorthodox method of creating Supreme Court vacancies.

John Kerry on the Alito Nomination: The Time To Stand Is Now

John Kerry spoke on the Senate Floor earlier today outlining his reasons for making a stand against the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. I heard a clip of the speech this afternoon on The Ed Schultz Show, that defined, in my opinion what this is about: The Time To Stand Is Now […]

Standing Strong to Filibuster Alito

Here’s an update on those committed to Stand Strong and filibuster the Alito nomination… Leading the Fight: John F. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy. Committed to Filibuster: Barbara Boxer (D- CA), Dianne Feinstein (D- CA), Christopher J. Dodd (D- CT), Richard J. Durbin (D- IL), Debbie A. Stabenow (D- MI), Robert Menendez (D- NJ), Harry […]

Feinstein to Vote No on Cloture for the Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito

It’s been confirmed Dianne Feinstein to support the filibuster of Alito… Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced that she will vote no on cloture regarding the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. “Based on a very long and thoughtful analysis of […]