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Downing Street Memo, Part 2 – Bush-Blair Deal Before Iraq War Revealed in Secret Memo

According to a new account of the build-up to the Iraq war published today, “Tony Blair told President George Bush that he was “solidly” behind US plans to invade Iraq before he sought advice about the invasion’s legality and despite the absence of a second UN resolution.” A memo of a two-hour meeting between the […]

Boxer, Kerry and Lautenberg Push for Full Disclosure of White House Contacts with Convicted Lobbyist Jack Abramoff

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), John Kerry (D-MA) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) offered an amendment today expressing the “sense of the Senate that the White House should provide the public with a thorough account of the meetings the President, his staff, and senior executive branch officials had with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.” Earlier today, I reported […]

White House E-mails Missing in CIA Leak Case

The latest development in the Valerie Plame leak case is possible missing e-mails from the White House… A letter from special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to the I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby defense team reveals that some White House e-mails from 2003 weren’t archived as they should have been. The year 2003 is significant in the CIA […]

Legal Specialists Refute Bush Claims on Wiretaps

The Boston Globe has interviewed legal specialists who have refuted George Bush’s claims in the State of the Union that his warrantless wiretaps were legal. They have also refuted other claims Bush made, such as that other Presidents have done the same has him: Bush’s contention that past presidents did the same thing as he […]

Statement from John Kerry on Hate Crime Committed in New Bedford, MA

A teenager armed with a hatchet and handgun opened fire inside a gay bar in New Bedford, MA early Thursday, wounding at least three people. New Bedford police are investigating this as a hate crime. A bartender at Puzzle Lounge told The Associated Press that the young man, dressed all in black, ordered a drink […]

36 Senators Urge Gonzales To Appoint Special Counsel to Lead Abramoff Scandal Case

Today, Senators Harry Reid, Charles E. Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and others sent a letter signed by a majority of Democrats to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales asking him to appoint a special counsel to continue the investigation into and prosecution of the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal. The NY Times reports, Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid of […]

Boehner In as GOP Majority Leader

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio was elected House majority leader today to replace Tom DeLay who was forced to step down from the position due to his indictment and involvement with the Culture of Corruption. Boehner defeated fellow Republican Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, 122-109, after lagging behind his rival in a first, inconclusive vote […]

Governator’s Campaign Funds Gone

The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s re-election committee began 2006 in the red… Campaign statements filed late Tuesday show Schwarzenegger raised $2.5 million in 2005 for his re-election campaign, but spent $3 million. Although he has about $150,000 cash on hand, the Republican’s re-election committee had debts of $556,000 as of Dec. 31. By contrast, the two […]