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Rove-Plame-Libby-Gonzales Leak Roundup (salon) Bush has Yet to Answer Difficult Question on CIA LeakHis former secretary of state, most of his closest aides and a parade of other senior officials have testified to a grand jury. His political strat.....- 7/24/2005 1:44:12 PM
Cornyn Going for Vice-Chair Position on Senate Republican Committee-Hutchison to go for Chair (salon) Cornyn considers GOP leadership postSen. John Cornyn is considering a run to be the next vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, the No. 5 Senate leadership position now held by his Texas c.....- 7/24/2005 7:52:45 AM
Bush White House Isn't Laughing Too Much These Days (salon) Houston ChronicleWASHINGTON - There haven't been many laughs around the White House lately. A few chuckles, some knowing smirks — but President Bush, who finds mirth in many things, has been a little .....- 7/24/2005 7:49:45 AM
Our Congressional Votes This Last Week (salon) Senate• 1. Russian nuclear weapons: Voted, 78-19, to streamline the Nunn-Lugar law, which pays Russia to destroy stockpiles of Soviet-era nuclear warheads and chemical and biological arms to keep the .....- 7/24/2005 7:40:07 AM
Plame Investigation Roundup (salon) St Louis Post-Dispatch-Karl Rove-He Has Betrayed the NationIt's ironic that political genius Karl Rove - and perhaps others - could end up in prison for exposing the identity of an undercover CIA agen.....- 7/24/2005 12:38:33 AM
Why the Pentagon is Fighting Release of the Abuse Photos Ordered by the Courts to be Released (salon) NEW YORK So what is shown on the 87 photographs and four videos from Abu Ghraib prison that the Pentagon, in an eleventh hour move, blocked from release this weekend? One clue: Defense Secretary Donal.....- 7/24/2005 12:27:07 AM
Waxman: 11 Security Breaches in Plame Case (salon) The disclosure of the covert identity of Valerie Plame Wilson in a July 14, 2003, column by Robert Novak has triggered a criminal investigation and led to calls for congressional investigations. The N.....- 7/24/2005 12:05:25 AM
Cheney Opposes Barring the Military from Inhumane treatment of prisoners (salon) Where does this stop? When the Bush administration decides that it is not only quite all right to ill-treat prisoners, but, going further, seeks to stop legislation that would stop cruel punishment, s.....- 7/23/2005 11:51:50 PM
Besides Rove, another investigation is going on as to who forged the Niger documents (salon) GuardianMeanwhile, a parallel investigation is under way into who forged the Niger documents. They are known to have been passed to an Italian journalist by a former Italian defence intelligence offic.....- 7/23/2005 2:16:11 PM
NBA Selling Sweatshirts that were made in a Honduras Sweatshop for 19 cents a garment (salon) Tom Brady, Terrell Owens, Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury, Eli Manning, Many Others on Garments Selling for $75 in US; Reebok Supplier Pays Workers 19 Cents per ShirtJerseys made in a Honduran sweatshop b.....- 7/22/2005 9:46:58 PM
Smokey Joe Barton and Charles Bass Cut A Deal about Cancer-Causing MTBE-Leaves Consumers with the bill (salon) Today, Representatives Charles Bass and Joe Barton of the Energy Bill Conference Committee announced a proposed "deal" regarding the contentious MTBE "Safe Harbor" provision. The p.....- 7/22/2005 9:28:40 PM
3 Million Dollars of Taxpayer Money to be spent for Psyops in Iraq (salon) Burson-Marseller's BKSH Gets Piece of Pentagon Psyops Pie"Burson-Marsteller's BKSH & Assocs., has been hired by The Lincoln Group, one of three firms selected last month by the U.S. Special O.....- 7/22/2005 9:25:53 PM
Bush Administration Has Something to Hide- Court Order to Produce Abu Ghraib Photos Defied-Seeking to Block (salon) On July 22, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)  denounced the latest efforts of the Bush Administration to block the release of the Darby photos and videos depicting torture at Iraq’s Abu Ghra.....- 7/22/2005 3:10:05 PM
The Leaks to Media Favorable to Rove Are Coming from Rove and His Attorney (salon) Lawrence O'Donnell via Huffington PostIn the 21 days since I broke the story that Karl Rove was Matt Cooper's source, Rove's lawyer, Bob Luskin, has been working the press everyday with a new defense .....- 7/22/2005 2:58:45 PM
Bush, Still Flogging his Unpopular Social Security Snake Oil, Brings in the Big Guns----Mommy (salon) - 7/22/2005 12:13:04 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) 1773Iraq Police Slain as Pentagon Admits Local Forces Unable to CopeAt least nine people, five of them policemen, were killed in Baghdad as authorities hunted for two kidnapped Algerian diplomats and .....- 7/22/2005 11:37:36 AM
Senators Want More Information about Report that MTBE Causes Cancer (salon) Twenty-one senators asked the Environmental Protection Agency for more information Thursday about an internal paper that reportedly concludes that the gasoline additive MTBE may cause cancer.Key eleme.....- 7/22/2005 11:04:37 AM
Strict Constructionists of the Constitution (salon) Huffington Post - Karen Russell (Why the Strict Constructionist Crowd Makes Me Nervous)It feels like the left has already thrown in the towel on fighting Judge John Robert’s nomination. Everyone is so.....- 7/22/2005 10:53:19 AM
Bush has been pushing Roberts quietly behind the scenes for the past year (salon) How is it that Conservatives, including Dobson, have been happy about Bush's choice?  Because they've known about the candidate for some time, the last year, in fact. More importantly, they know that .....- 7/22/2005 10:48:49 AM
Plame Rove Libby Bush Roundup (salon) The House is conducting an investigation this morning, titled "Protecting Identities of CIA Agents". Following is the statement of Larry Johnson that he is making before the committee.I subm.....- 7/22/2005 10:43:42 AM
Canada Says Some Provisions of the US Patriot Act are Ilegal (salon) The USA Patriot Act violates British Columbia's privacy laws because it can order American companies to hand over information on British Columbians in secret, B.C. Privacy Commissioner David Loukideli.....- 7/22/2005 10:25:32 AM
White House Press Briefing from July 21- Rove and Bush comments (salon) White House transcriptQ Why does Karl Rove still have security clearance and access to classified documents when he has been revealed as a leaker of a secret agent, according to Time magazine's corres.....- 7/22/2005 10:24:24 AM
Time to Find Out if there is a Democrat Candidate to Run Against Chet Edwards (salon) We have detailed a large percentage of his voting record here. While we applaud his stance on VA bills, he has voted the Republican side on important issues such as Re-authorizing the Patriot Act,  th.....- 7/22/2005 10:17:14 AM
House Votes to Extend the Patriot Act-Along Party Lines (salon) - 7/21/2005 9:35:32 PM
White House Doesn't want Senate Investigations or Regulations into Guantenemo Bay (salon) The White House on Thursday threatened to veto a massive Senate bill for $442 billion in next year's defense programs if it moves to regulate the  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://sea.....- 7/21/2005 7:05:26 PM
Plame Subpoena Information (salon) Article from 2004 Newsday via Common Dreams- Air Force One Phone Records SubpoenedThe federal grand jury probing the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity has subpoenaed records of Air Force One tel.....- 7/21/2005 6:24:21 PM
Plame-Memos, Memos, Memos (salon) We were re-reading an article regarding the FBI's investigation of John Hannah and Scooter Libby, who worked at the time for Dick Cheney. Writing up some impressions about this, including information .....- 7/21/2005 6:12:13 PM
Punch-Card Machine that uses Biometrics (salon) - 7/21/2005 3:36:58 PM
Joseph Wilson's Attorney Corrects the Dallas Morning News article (salon) The Dallas Morning News editorialWilson's attorney replies: Neighbors didn't know Re: "The Rove Affair – Fast-talk is hurting White House's credibility," yesterday's Editorials. You wrote: &.....- 7/21/2005 2:58:35 PM
John G Roberts Jr and the Steel Mills (salon) We might consider that Mr. Roberts spending his summers at the steel mill indicated a common man rags-to-riches story, except, as this article brings out, Mr. Roberts father was an executive at the st.....- 7/21/2005 2:22:45 PM
Civil Rights Abuses Come to Ireland- US Investigators, including CIA Will be allowed to interrogate Irish citizens in their country (salon) Treaty gives CIA powers over Irish citizens -why are the Irish allowing this? US INVESTIGATORS, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under a.....- 7/21/2005 8:30:29 AM
John G Roberts, Supreme Court Nominee (salon) John Roberts Gave Advice During the Florida Recount - we noted this yesterday, the St Petersburg Times has more, including that Roberts traveled at his own expense to let Jeb Bush know how he could de.....- 7/21/2005 8:16:02 AM
Plame Rove Roundup (salon) We wrote yesterday about the news from the Washington Post that proves that the memo referenced by those who sought to retaliate against Joseph Wilson was marked "Secret" on the paragraph th.....- 7/21/2005 8:05:44 AM
GAO Blasts Fiscal Policy of Interminable Debt Coupled With Enormous Health Care Costs (salon) The United States can't afford to keep spending the way it is, and David Walker of the GAO (Government Accountability Office) says that Medicare costs are about to kick in next year, ballooning the co.....- 7/21/2005 7:44:34 AM
Pentagon-Spending One Billion Dollars Per Week In Iraq-And Can't Account For It (salon) The federal government's chief investigator yesterday blasted the Pentagon for its ''atrocious financial management," saying the Defense Department was not able to give federal oversight official.....- 7/21/2005 7:36:23 AM
Iraq Body County Report (salon) Who was killed? 24,865 civilians were reported killed in the first two years. Women and children accounted for almost 20% of all civilian deaths. Baghdad alone recorded almost half of all deaths. When.....- 7/20/2005 11:34:08 PM
The Clearance on the Plame Memo was Marked Secret (salon) Memo Central to Probe Of Leak Was Written By State Dept. AnalystA classified State Department memorandum central to a federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame i.....- 7/20/2005 11:05:02 PM
Eleven Intelligence Officers Say that the CIA Leak May Have Harmed the United States (salon) Eleven former intelligence officers say the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity may have damaged national security and the government's ability to gather intelligence.The former officers made.....- 7/20/2005 8:05:15 PM
Pentagon Rolls out a Fiendish New Weapon- Microwave Heat Beam Ray Gun (salon) Cruel and Unusual? Yes.The Active Denial System weapon, classified as “less lethal” by the Pentagon, fires a 95-gigahertz microwave beam at rioters to cause heating and intolerable pain in less than f.....- 7/20/2005 7:07:21 PM
Iraq Roundup (salon) Most Soldiers in Iraq Report Low Unit Morale"Fifty-four percent of OIF-II soldiers reported their unit moral as low or very low," it said. Only nine percent reported high or very high unit m.....- 7/20/2005 3:02:00 PM
Moazzam Begg, a British citizen, Shares His Story at Guantenemo Bay (salon) AlternetBut, I can try to highlight the most profound parts of my incarceration including being held by the Americans in Kandahar, in Bagram, and ultimately in Guantanamo for 2 years. During my time t.....- 7/20/2005 12:49:19 PM
Plame Rove Leak Roundup (salon) What the 10/17/2003 WSJ Niger Memo Leak Tells UsIt is fascinating to note the facts that are omitted from David Cloud's October 17, 2003 Wall Street Journal article that described the memo detailing t.....- 7/20/2005 12:47:35 PM
John G Roberts Roundup (salon) John Roberts - Just Representing his Clients?Unfortunately on TV last night, it looked like the pundit class has already confirmed the guy. Too many people seemed to have bought the White House talkin.....- 7/20/2005 12:40:23 PM
CONPLAN 0300-97-Employing Special, Ultra Secret Anti-Terrorist Military Units on American Soil (salon) NYTimes-Commandos Get Duty on US SoilSomewhere in the shadows of the White House and the Capitol this week, a small group of super-secret commandos stood ready with state-of-the-art weaponry to swing .....- 7/20/2005 12:07:07 PM
Karl Rove Omitted to Tell His Conversation with Cooper Initially to the FBI (salon) An Unlikely StoryWhite House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove did not disclose that he had ever discussed CIA officer Valerie Plame with Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper during Rove’s first interv.....- 7/20/2005 8:50:33 AM
Tom DeLay-New Campaign Finance Report-Who Gave DeLay How Much? (salon) WASHINGTON, July 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Majority Leader Tom DeLay raised more money from corporate interests in the last quarter than any other reporting period in his career, according to a new analys.....- 7/20/2005 7:57:35 AM
Zogby Poll: More Support for Impeaching Bush That There was for Impeaching Clinton (salon) Zogbyby Dan Froomkin More than four in 10 Americans, according to a recent Zogby poll, say that if President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should c.....- 7/20/2005 7:49:46 AM
Why Did Bush Announce the New Supreme Court Nominee a Week Earlier than Expected (salon) Sources said the timing of an announcement had been moved up in part to deflect attention away from a  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=CIA">CIA l.....- 7/20/2005 12:48:24 AM
Turkey Says the United States Ordered Capture of PKK, including Incursion into Iraq (salon) Background:A top Turkish general said on July 19 the United States had given direct orders for the capture of rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leaders in Iraq, Turkish media reported. General Ilker.....- 7/19/2005 11:21:08 PM
Iraq News Roundup (salon) 1771 US Military Deaths, 25,000 Civilian Deaths in Iraq while Sunnis working on the Iraq Constitution are slain.The bodies of three Sunni Muslims -- who were working on the draft of Iraq's new constit.....- 7/19/2005 11:14:58 PM
President Bush Breaks IAEA Rules-Announces New Nuke Policy with India (Markey) (salon) "Why should the United States sell controlled nuclear goods to India? India is not a member state of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and lacks full-scope safeguards required by the Internati.....- 7/19/2005 10:22:38 PM
Plame/Rove/Libby and Classified Memo Roundup (salon) News that the memo was marked for its sensitivity emerged as President Bush yesterday appeared to backtrack from his 2004 pledge to fire any member of his staff involved in the leaking of the CIA agen.....- 7/19/2005 1:06:27 PM
Is Bush Channeling Clinton? Part 2 (salon) Part 1Why is Bush fine with having suspected criminals work in his cabinet?  Why does Bush care more about protecting political operatives than CIA operatives?  There is also a significant distinction.....- 7/19/2005 7:16:20 AM
Where's Tommy Thompson? Former Health and Human Services Secretary to get RFID Chip Under Skin (salon) BackgroundThompson has joined the board of Applied Digital, which owns VeriChip, the company that specializes in subcutaneous RFID tags for humans and pets. To help promote the concepts behind the tec.....- 7/19/2005 6:13:28 AM
Only 1/4 of Americans Believe that The White House is Cooperating with the Rove/Plame Leak (salon) ABCNews...Just a quarter of Americans think the White House is fully cooperating in the federal investigation of the leak of a CIA operative's identity, a number that's declined sharply since the inve.....- 7/18/2005 8:17:21 PM
Mark Shields Asks (Rove) How Dumb Do They Think We Are? (salon) Are you ready for a barefaced lie? Listen to the Republican talking points. It is true that Rove did talk to Matt Cooper. But he was not trying to smear Wilson and thus silence a formidable critic of .....- 7/18/2005 7:54:31 PM
Is Bush Channeling Clinton? (salon) Bush, who said when he first took office that he would set a new tone in Washington, had previously said that if he found out anyone was leaking, he would take appropriate action. Today, he said that .....- 7/18/2005 7:24:18 PM
Rove/Plame CIA Leak Roundup (salon) Bush Changes the Bar For Who Stays In His Administration (Dare we say Flip Flops?)- Now the Bar is Convicted Felons Where Before It was LeakersPresident Bush changed his stance today on his close advi.....- 7/18/2005 1:11:24 PM
A Liberal Apologizes for Spreading Liberal Doctrine In Classroom (salon) Estripes (Stars and Stripes)I — and my other second-rate colleagues on the faculty of University of Maryland University College — would like to apologize to the author of “Leftist ideas rule academia”.....- 7/18/2005 11:07:13 AM
On Meet the Press today, Cooper Said Rove and Libby were his sources (salon) WASHINGTON - The vice president's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was a source along with the president's chief political adviser for a Time story that identified a  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" .....- 7/17/2005 10:55:58 PM
Vilsack Attempting to Co-Opt the "Progressive" Adjective for Democrats by Neutralizing it with Centrist (salon) We are not represented by the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and resent their attempts to water down liberal Democrats.  We seek a candidate who speaks up clearly about the truly progressive issu.....- 7/17/2005 10:13:35 PM
EPA Paid Weather Channel to create Videos-More Fake News (salon) Adding to the pile of government agencies and "reporters" the Bush administration has used to create fake news, unidentified to the public as such until accidentally discovered, the EPA also.....- 7/17/2005 9:54:06 PM
Ken Mehlman's Republican Party Doesn't Know Who Tulia's James Byrd Was and Mischaracterizes the NAACP (salon) From CNN Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer todayThe NAACP unfortunately in the 2000 campaign likened the president to James Byrd, who was a racist killer in east Texas, who the president brought to justi.....- 7/17/2005 5:57:58 PM
Chet Edwards-JJ Pickles Tribute (salon) - 7/17/2005 2:13:55 PM
Congressman LoBiondo Apologizes for His Hitler Remark (salon) The decent action to take for any congressperson that regrets remarks made hastily that hurt people. Evokes Dick Durbin whose remarks caused a Republican firestorm and, as a responsible, decent person.....- 7/17/2005 9:56:54 AM
Iraq Commentary-An Optimist Reaches His Breaking Point (salon) July 16 - I’ve always been something of an optimist, but everyone has a breaking point. Mine came on Saturday as I toured the infamous “Green Zone” in central Baghdad. This fortress is quite literally.....- 7/17/2005 9:11:06 AM
UN Releases Report That Challenges US Supremacy over Domain Names (salon) BackgroundThe report says that "no single government should have a pre-eminent role in relation to international Internet governance"--which runs directly contrary to the Bush administration.....- 7/17/2005 8:29:25 AM
Plame-Iraq Coverup Roundup (salon) Daniel Schorr reminds that the Rove Leak is just part of a larger scandal. Let me remind you that the underlying issue in the Karl Rove controversy is not a leak, but a war and how America was misled .....- 7/17/2005 8:30:51 AM
Costs $5000 To attend a GOP Fundraiser to see the Astros Play the Nats at RFK Stadium (salon) Attendees will be asked to bring a $1,000 check for each lawmaker's campaign coffer. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, is hosting the event in a stadium box for Reps. Michael McCaul of Austin, Louie .....- 7/17/2005 7:49:31 AM
How ourCongress representatives voted this week (salon) Senate• 1. Rail, transit security: Failed, 53-46, to reach 60 votes needed to increase spending tenfold for securing subways, buses and trains against terrorist attacks. The amendment was offered to H.....- 7/17/2005 7:40:58 AM
Bush and Covert Support of Certain Iraqi Candidates Before the War (salon) How is that a free democracy is assisted by attempts to influence elections through another country\'s covert support? In the months before the Iraqi elections in January, President Bush appr.....- 7/17/2005 7:31:30 AM
Congress is Working to Gut Habeus Corpus Power of the Federal Courts (salon) Congress is quietly considering whether to destroy one of the pillars of constitutional law: the habeas corpus power of the federal courts to determine whether an indigent defendant has been unjustly .....- 7/16/2005 1:40:19 PM
Anti-RFID Foe Believes RFID is the Mark of the Beast (salon) WiredAlbrecht does not often discuss her religious views with reporters. But she believes that RFID technology may be part of the fulfillment of the Mark of the Beast prophesied in the Book of Revelat.....- 7/16/2005 1:38:46 PM
Republicans Ignored Warnings on Veterans (salon) BackgroundSHORTFALL WARNING: Several House Republicans cautioned that not enough money was being budgeted this year for veterans health care given the number of soldiers returning from  {activateYQinl.....- 7/16/2005 1:24:49 PM
Finger Scanning-Not Just for Season Ticket Holders at Disney Anymore (salon) The addition of finger scanning technology at the entrances of Walt Disney World theme parks for all visitors has caused concern among privacy advocates, according to a Local 6 News report. Tourists v.....- 7/16/2005 12:25:41 AM
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