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Libby’s Lawyers Seek Papers on Plame’s CIA Employment

The WaPo reported this morning that “Attorneys for Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff urged a court yesterday to force a prosecutor to turn over CIA records indicating whether former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s employment was classified, saying the answer is not yet clear.” The defense team for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby also asked […]

Dianne Feinstein on Energy Industry Consolidation, Raising Pump Prices

Dianne Feinstein had some choice words to say yesterday in advance of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on consolidation in the energy industry. She issued the following statement expressing her concern that the federal government has failed to prevent excessive oil company market power and to protect consumers from rising energy prices:

Bush’s Plan to Strengthen Math and Science Would Give Corporate Tax Breaks to R&D Projects

Hmm… Speaking of education, here’s some interesting news about Bush’s new initiative to strengthen math and science education — “but two of three dollars in his new multibillion initiative to keep America competitive would fund business tax breaks.” Isn’t that special? Math Plus Science Would Equal Tax Breaks. Note to Bush: Why not try a […]

Note to Drudge and Malkin: Do The Math on Education

Both Drudge and Michelle Malkin are making an issue out of what was obviously a mis-speak this morning by John Kerry on the Today Show and the wingnuts have joined in the chorus. It was evident that Kerry gave Couric a bit of thrashing… and now the wingnuts are protesting. Malkin quotes Kerry saying this […]

Feinstein Seeks to Close “Revolving Door” Between Congress and K Street

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today, in effort to curb the influence of lobbyists. The legislation would prevent Members of Congress and their staffs from lobbying the Senate or House for two years after they leave Capitol Hill. “I am a cosponsor of the Democratic Honest Leadership Act, but I believe there are additional […]

GAO Faults Bush Admin for for Katrina Response

We hear this over and over again, and so many have yet to wake up to the truth — the Bush administration failed. The Government Accountability Office reported today – “Despite plenty of advance disaster warning and decade-old recommendations on preparedness, the federal government failed to exercise adequate leadership in response to Hurricane Katrina and […]

Deputy Shoots Unarmed Airman

Senior Airman Elio Carrion, 21 — recently returned from Iraq, is listed in good condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA today after being shot three times in the chest, ribs and leg, by a Sherrif’s Deputy in Chino, CA Sunday night. A Chino, CA resident videotaped Sunday night’s shooting and KTLA-TV broadcast […]

John Kerry Sets Katie Couric Straight on Bush’s SOTU

John Kerry was on the Today Show this morning discussing Bush’s State of the Union address last night. Couric didn’t seem to like what she was hearing from Kerry and got a little fiesty in her defense of Bush. Kerry wasn’t phased by Couric’s flustered, somewhat combative defense of Bush and clearly he wasn’t buying […]