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SJC: Goldsmith Testimony, Part II 2.10.2007 Firedoglake
Today, Prof. Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law, formerly of the Bush Administration’s DOJ inner circle, will be testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding sustaining the rule of law in the fight against terrorism. As always, please keep comments to a minimum while liveblogging is ongoing for the sake of the servers and the blogger. Every [...]
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House Oversight: Blackwater Liveblog Three 2.10.2007 Firedoglake
Issa: So many inaccuracies, so little time. Military mission not to guard diplomats. Contractors have been used directly and indirectly, Beirut, Bosnia, isn’t there a historic time in which we use non-career RSO. Prince: Since founding of Republic. Issa; If State recruited for positions that you’re providing. They’d be recruiting current or prior military. Is it proper [...]
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Christian Coalition Applauds McCain’s Religious Bigotry, Claims It ‘Might Make Him President’ 2.10.2007 Think Progres
In a recent interview with Beliefnet, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) claimed “the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation,” and suggested religious candidates that don’t share his faith should be viewed skeptically. “McCain was raised Episcopalian and currently attends a Baptist church in Arizona.” Beliefnet columnist David Kuo said McCain was “pandering [...]
Obey plans fight over war funding. 2.10.2007 Think Progres
House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI) said today that he will not report out a war supplemental spending bill this year unless the White House makes drastic changes in its Iraq strategy. Obey demanded three conditions: 1) the White House would have to establish a goal to end U.S. involvement in the country, 2) ensure [...]
Most in Poll Want War Funding Cut 2.10.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
Most Americans oppose fully funding President Bush’s $190 billion request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a sizable majority support an expansion of a children’s health insurance bill he has promised to veto, putting Bush and many congressional Republicans on the wrong side of public opinion on upcoming foreign and domestic policy battles. The [...]
Senate Approves $150 Billion for Iraq, Afghanistan 2.10.2007
The Associated Press reports that while "thwarted in efforts to bring troops home from Iraq, Senate Democrats on Monday helped pass a defense policy bill authorizing another $150 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 92-3 vote comes as the House planned to approve separate legislation Tuesday that requires President Bush to give Congress a plan for eventual troop withdrawals."
Americans to Washington: Reject Bush agenda 2.10.2007 Crooks Liars
The WaPo noted about a week ago that congressional Republicans are still taking polls seriously, particularly when it comes to Iraq. When a recent Gallup poll included a hint of good news about Americans’ attitudes towards Gen. David Petraeus, “GOP Senate offices circulated the results.” The numbers were skewed, and Republicans were cherry-picking from the [...]
ThinkFast: October 2, 2007 2.10.2007 Think Progres
70 percent: Americans who want funding for the war to be reduced. Bush’s approval rating stands at 33 percent. Just 29 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, although the public rates congressional Republicans (29 percent) lower than congressional Democrats (38 percent). The Senate voted 92-3 yesterday to “pass a defense policy bill authorizing another [...]
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Senate Sets Aside Fights Over Iraq 2.10.2007 Congressional Quarterly
Senate leaders have a strategy for quick action on the fiscal 2008 Defense appropriations bill: Avoid issues directly related to the Iraq War.
Iraq developments 2.10.2007 Star Tribune: World
Erik Prince, CEO, Blackwater 2.10.2007 Talking Points Memo
Here at TPM we're looking very closely at military security contractors in Iraq. Tomorrow, Blackwater CEO Erik Prince goes to Capitol Hill to testify before Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-CA) House Government Reform and Oversight committee. One issue that's got our...
Lindsey Graham Sets 90 Day Deadline For Iraq 2.10.2007 Think Progres
In February, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned against setting any kind of deadline for Iraq. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, he said, “I cannot guarantee you success, but I can promise you this: The day you set timelines and deadlines, it’s lost in Iraq.” Nine months later, Graham is setting a timetable for Iraq: Graham told Time [...]
Dems who condemned MoveOn took its cash 2.10.2007 Politico
More than 40 members who voted to condemn "General Betray Us" ad have accepted contributions from group.
Obama to play Iraq card against Clinton 2.10.2007 Financial Times US
Barack Obama will step up his challenge to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party's presidential frontrunner, by staging 18 simultaneous rallies across the US to mark the fifth anniversary of his opposition to the Iraq war.
NYC, the NYPD, the RNC, and MeFortress Big Apple, 2007 1.10.2007 Common Dreams: Views
One day in August, I walked into the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse in lower Manhattan. Nearly three years before I had been locked up, about two blocks away, in “the Tombs” — the infamous jail then named the Bernard B. Kerik Complex for the now-disgraced New York City Police Commissioner. You see, [...]
The Mean Streets of the Homeland Security Statelet 1.10.2007
Excerpt: Sometime during the demonstrations against the Republican National Convention, which renominated George W. Bush in August 2004, I went on a media protest march down the Valley of the Imperial Media, Sixth Avenue, in the Big Apple.
Bloggingheads 30.9.2007 Liberal Oasis
Over at, I join Hotline blog reporter Conn Carroll for a diavlog on what's been percolating in the blogosphere for the past week, including how Washington Dems turned on, the Richardson campaign featuring bloggers in its new Iraq...
Wounded Vets Also Suffer Financial Woes 30.9.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
He was one of America’s first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon. He saw more horrors in Kuwait and Iraq. Today, he can’t keep a job, pay his bills, or chase thoughts of suicide from his tortured brain. In a few weeks, he may lose [...]
Presidential Race Influencing Congress on Iraq 30.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly: Politics
By the time Congress finishes a supplemental spending plan for the Iraq War, senior Democrats say, it is likely that voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina will have made their choice on White House hopefuls.
Presidential Race Influencing Congress on Iraq 29.9.2007 Congressional Quarterly
By the time Congress finishes a supplemental spending plan for the Iraq War, senior Democrats say, it is likely that voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina will have made their choice on White House hopefuls.
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