The Question

By: Wednesday February 28, 2007 6:29 am

Good morning. The discussion of the question has been postponed to 9:45. Just heard Jeffress tell some folks that it's not an exciting question. But we'll liveblog it from here in any case. Team Libby just got to the courthouse.  In other news, I forgot my power cord today. Luckily, I've got a big old [...]

 

Know Your Enemy

By: Wednesday February 28, 2007 5:10 am

(Photo credit for this heartbreaking shot to Damir Sagolij/Reuters — CHS) NOTE: Yesterday afternoon, the Judge in the Libby trial received a note from the Jury (likely a question, but we're not sure), and that matter will be taken up some time this morning. Jane and Marcy will be at the courthouse by about 9:30 [...]

Late Nite FDL: Eric Boehlert Knows Our Pain

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 8:19 pm

It's something of a comfort that I wasn't the only one that read Howie Kurtz's smarmy, sycophantic little Valentine's Day card to Michelle Malkin in the ComPost and thought it a bit, uh, misleading, shall we say.  Eric Boehlert, like me, found himself fighting down the retching produced by Kurtz's portrayal of Malkin as a [...]

JetBlue, Corporate Waste and Update on the Employee Free Choice Act

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 6:00 pm

Nikkia Parish, a dancer with the Washington Ballet, no longer has a job after trying to form a union. JetBlue chairman, CEO and founder David Neeleman is getting lots of kudos for his multiple mea culpas after JetBlue stranded passengers for hours in planes sitting on icy Northeast tarmacs. But let’s take a closer look [...]

Welcome To My Nightmare

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 3:32 pm

One of the great things about a healthy democracy is that it has error-correcting mechanisms which prevent it from veering too far off course. They're not infallible or instantaneous, but if a politician or policy is really terrible, the odds are that he, she, or it won't be around for very long. Unfortunately, the Republican [...]

By The Numbers

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 2:11 pm

***BREAKING:  The jury sent a note to Judge Walton at the end of the day today.  I've been informed that the contents of the note will be addressed in open court at 9:30 am ET tomorrow morning, following a previously scheduled matter that was already book in for 9:00 am ET.  Just wanted to give [...]

Prettyman Patience

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 1:24 pm

(Photo credit to Reuters/Jonathon Ernst) Still waiting here in Prettyman Courthouse. Things have improved in the media room–we now have AC, so things have cooled down somewhat. To those asking why we don't open any windows–it's a windowless room. Wouldn't really make sense for them to keep out cameras if folks could waltz up and [...]

Overheard at the Courthouse

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 12:17 pm

  . Evidently Patrick Fitzgerald encountered quite a few obstacles getting back to DC from Chicago over the weekend. With closed airports, it was described as something out of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." I'm picturing something myself like John Candy and the Polka Band in the back of a Ryder truck from "Home Alone," but [...]

Listening to the Voices

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 10:40 am

Warning: This is a dangerous post. But sometimes, you've just got to do what you've just got to do. And let me be clear: it's not my fault. It started yesterday on the art curator thread when Biodun noted that Dick Cheney is "stopping everywhere he can abroad, anything to delay his return to the [...]

Damage

By: Tuesday February 27, 2007 9:15 am

History has a funny way of looking backward at Presidents and assessing all of those tiny little decisions — made day in and day out — from a much wider lens.  From the perspective of not just the short-term ramifications of policy decisions, but what their real world, long-term impact has been.  It is not often [...]

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