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Go Figure: DeLay Lands Spot on House Appropriations Committee

Let me just preface this with WTF? There is no end to the finagling that this crowd of corrupt cronies do to show their loyalty to one of their kings of corruption… Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay, forced to step down as the No. 2 Republican in the House, scored a soft landing Wednesday as GOP […]

More on Social Security Reform Snuck into Bush’s 2007 Budget

He couldn’t win any support for Social Security reform on the road last year and he barely gave it a mention during the SOTU, but as I mentioned here last night, Bush’s 2007 budget plan includes cut to Social Security Survivor’s benefits and Disability benefits as well. But that’s not all — oh no… We […]

Feinstein and Harman Stress Importance of CRS Intelligence Reports to Help Oversight By Congress

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jane Harman both of CA, wrote Congressional Research Director Daniel P. Mulhollan to stress the importance of research reports by the CRS on intelligence matters to help provide Members of Congress an accurate understanding of the legality, policy implications, and history of various intelligence policies and activities. Senator Feinstein is […]

A Cutthroat Lie

Boston Globe columnist, Derrick Z. Jackson, calls Bush today on “a cutthroat lie.” BUSH said in his State of the Union address, ”we strive to be a compassionate, decent, hopeful society.” The next day, he and his fellow Republicans ambushed the poor. The majority-Republican House last week narrowly passed $39 billion in budget cuts for […]