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Washingtonian’s Kim Eisler: “There Was a Good Jack and a Bad Jack”

Kim Eisler, national editor for the Washingtonian magazine recently made public some details of his relationship with Jack Abramoff. Snippets of emails that Eisler received from Abramoff have made quite a stir in the blogosphere, as they were first published on ThinkProgress on February 8. In a bit of a Democratic Daily exclusive, Eisler left […]

Senators: Cheney Should Be Probed in CIA Leak

Democratic and Republican senators said on the Sunday talk shows that “Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald should investigate Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the CIA leak probe if they authorized an aide to give secret information to reporters.” Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., called the leak of intelligence information “inappropriate” if it is true that […]

Cheney, Can’t See the Quail Through the Trees – Shoots Friend

Dick Cheney obviously needs some hunting lessons or perhaps a new pair of glasses? Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday. Harry Whittington, 78, was “alert and doing fine” after Cheney sprayed him with shotgun pellets on Saturday while the two were hunting […]

Katrina Exposed the U.S. Government’s Failures

From the top down, Hurricane Katrina exposed the deep failures of the current administration. This is not news to those of us who pay attention and see through the lies and deceptions of the Bush administration, but a new 600-plus-page report lays the primary fault on the failure of the U.S. government “to learn the […]

Some Republicans Not Buying Bush’s Wiretap Stance

Newsweek predicts in “Bush’s Bad Connection,” that the Senate Intel Committee will most likely vote to open an investigation into the NSA’s wiretapping program. This “according to senior congressional aides who declined to be identified.” The chairman of the committee, Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, will probably follow the White House line and try to […]

Bush and The Trust Gap

An editorial in the Sunday NY Times finds that Bush is a president undeserving of trust. Now, that’s something I can agree with the NY Times on… We can’t think of a president who has gone to the American people more often than George W. Bush has to ask them to forget about things like […]