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No Justice for DeLay

Tom DeLay is disappointed, very disappointed… Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said he never thought the courts would prevent the Republican Party from replacing him on the November ballot, a Houston television station reported Thursday. “I’m very disappointed in our justice system. There doesn’t seem to be justice,” DeLay told KTRK-TV. DeLay, R-Sugar Land, […]

Katrina Anniversary: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse from the Bush Administration in Hurricane Katrina Contracts

The L.A. Times reported today that the “White House has begun a public relations blitz to counteract Democrats’ plans to use the government’s tardy response and the region’s slow recovery in the coming congressional elections.” President Bush will visit the area Monday and Tuesday, including an overnight stay in New Orleans. He probably will visit […]

Evolution Major Vanishes With No Explanation From Approved Federal List

The NY Times reports today that “Evolutionary biology has vanished from the list of acceptable fields of study for recipients of a federal education grant for low-income college students.” The omission is inadvertent, said Katherine McLane, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, which administers the grants. “There is no explanation for it being left […]

Senator Kennedy on Plan B Approval

The ‘Morning After’ Pill was cleared for wider sales today, as reported here earlier, thus “resolving one of the most contentious issues in the agency’s 100-year history.” The drug, an emergency contraceptive called Plan B that is manufactured by Barr Laboratories, will be sold only in pharmacies and health clinics. To buy it, women will […]

Pluto Gets the Boot

Pluto got the boot today… No, not the Disney character, the planet… Astronomers declared today that Pluto is “no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight.”

Allen Calls Webb Aide, Apologizes

Desperate to distance himself from the controversy over his bigoted remark, and his sinking poll numbers, Virginia Sen. George Allen “apologized directly to S.R. Sidarth yesterday, telling the 20-year-old Democratic campaign staffer that he was sorry for offending him with remarks that have generated nationwide criticism for being racially insensitive.” Allen’s telephone call to Sidarth […]

FDA Approves OTC Sales of Plan B

In a blow against social conservatives, the FDA approved “an application today making the long-debated emergency contraceptive Plan B.” Plan B, also known as the “morning-after pill”, will finally be “available without a prescription to women 18 and older.” The FDA said Barr Laboratories, the maker of Plan B, could begin selling the drug. Many […]

The Puppetmaster is Pulling the Strings

The Puppetmaster is pulling the strings… But the boy king says, “It could be worse.” Of all the words that President Bush used at his news conference this week to defend his policies in Iraq, the one that did not pass his lips was “progress.” For three years, the president tried to reassure Americans that […]