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John Kerry: The Vote Of A Lifetime

There’s a new post just up on the Huffington Post from John Kerry on the Alito Filibuster — The Vote Of A Lifetime. Here’s a few quips: Many people seem curious or even skeptical why United States Senators believe it’s so important to take a stand against the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme […]

White House Official Safavian, Warned Abramoff

The Bush administration’s former chief procurement official tipped off lobbyist Jack Abramoff that the government was about to suspend the federal contracts of an Abramoff client, newly filed court papers say.

David Safavian provided “sensitive and confidential information” about four subsidiaries of Tyco International to Abramoff regarding internal deliberations at the General Services Administration, say the court papers filed Friday in a criminal case against Safavian.

Palace Revolt over Domestic Spying

They were loyal conservatives, and Bush appointees. They fought a quiet battle to rein in the president’s power in the war on terror. And they paid a price for it.

James Comey, a lanky, 6-foot-8 former prosecutor who looks a little like Jimmy Stewart, resigned as deputy attorney general in the summer of 2005. The press and public hardly noticed. Comey’s farewell speech, delivered in the Great Hall of the Justice Department, contained all the predictable, if heartfelt, appreciations. But mixed in among the platitudes was an unusual passage.

Watch: The Filibuster Champions

GlobalVillage on DU has put together a video of the Democratic Champions of the Senate who are standing up to Filibuster Alito. Click on the photo of 4 of the Filibuster Champions to watch. It’s a great little tribute to our valiant Democratic Senators… watch it… download it… pass it around

The Young Turks Keep Up the Momentum with Live On-Air Filibuster Marathon

Last night I had the pleasure of joining Guest Host Brad Friedman of BradBlog on the The Young Turks On-Air Filibster Marathon. I’m happy to report that The Young Turks are keeping up the momentum today. Show them some love, watch their video stream here. Brad will be on again tonight from 9p-Midnight PT (Midnight-3am […]

Obama and Biden Join the Filibster of Alito

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have joined the Filibuster Alito effort. Their enthusiasm level could use a kick in the pants, in my opinion, but let’s be grateful we have two more Democratic Senators to add to the list. Here’s the latest updated list of those committed to the fight: Leading the fight: John F. […]

Papers Link Doolittle and Abramoff

AP News has obtained papers under the Freedom of Information Act, directly linking Republican John Doolittle to Jack Abramoff. Doolittle wrote Interior Secretary Gale Norton in June 2003 criticizing the Bush administration’s response to a tribal government dispute involving the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. In October 2003, Doolittle appealed in […]

ABC’s Woodruff seriously injured in Iraq

ABC news anchor seriously injured in Iraq