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Ted, Quincy and John Rich: We Are The World

Ted Kennedy joined Quincy Jones and “John Rich, half of the popular country duo Big & Rich” on stage last night in Washington, D.C. during the GRAMMY’s on the Hill Gala Dinner, to sing “We Are the World.” It was a bipartisan muscial moment in the Beltway, proving that “Music must truly be a uniting […]

More Bizarro Larry Craig News (UPDATED)

More bizarro Larry Craig news today… The big Larry Craig story of the day is that he’s changed his mind yet again about resigning. The Swamp reports: Craig has all but dropped any notion of trying to complete his term, and is focused on helping Idaho send a new senator to Washington within a few […]

Al Gore Has New Environmental Book in the Works

Following up on the huge success of “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore has answers of “what can be done,” to stave off Global Warming in a sequel: Gore is working on a new environmental book, “The Path to Survival,” that will be released as a paperback original on April 22, 2008, Earth Day. According to publisher […]

Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act

Today a federal judge “struck down parts” of the newly revised USA Patriot Act, “saying investigators must have a court’s approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.” U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said the government orders must be subject to meaningful judicial review and that the recently rewritten […]

Military Statistics on Drop In Violence in Iraq Called Into Question

More pre-Petraeus report news today… The WaPo reports: The U.S. military’s claim that violence has decreased sharply in Iraq in recent months has come under scrutiny from many experts within and outside the government, who contend that some of the underlying statistics are questionable and selectively ignore negative trends. Reductions in violence form the centerpiece […]

Oops… Unauthorized Nuclear Warheads Transported

USA Today reported on Wednesday that “that five nuclear warheads were transported,” by a B-52 bomber “from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Aug. 30.” WTF? The officers who first tipped the “Military Times to the incident who have asked to remain anonymous since they are not authorized to […]

Fred… The Lobbyist… Thompson Makes It Official

Fred Thompson made his candidacy for president official tonight by yucking it up on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” Thompson who has made some sort of game out of actually declaring his candidacy spared no theatrics tonight as he attempted to upstage the Republican debate by releasing his intentions “to reporters about an hour […]