Late Late Nite FDL: Down On The Ground With Langhorne Slim

By: Monday March 31, 2008 10:02 pm

Langhorne Slim sings “Be Set Free”

If you like Langhorne Slim on the ground, you might just love the way he sings I Love You, But Goodbye, on carpet.


Monday Late Nite: After you, Alphonso!

By: Monday March 31, 2008 8:01 pm

Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has handed in his resignation . . . oh, about two years too late.

“Curveball” Revealed

By: Monday March 31, 2008 6:00 pm

Lost in all the hubbub of the past week was the news that “Curveball” — the mysterious Iraqi engineer whose bogus claims on Saddam’s weapons capabilities were used by Team Bush to justify invading Iraq — has been outed. Even better: He now says he never made those claims in the first place. Ooops.

Join Blue America candidate Darcy Burner in Los Angeles on April 9th!

By: Monday March 31, 2008 5:00 pm

Jane has graciously given me a guest post to inform the FDL community that Blue America candidate Darcy Burner, co-author of the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq, will be in Los Angeles on April 9th, and I’m helping to organize a netroots-themed fundraiser for her that evening!

Who’s Writing McCain’s Material?

By: Monday March 31, 2008 4:37 pm

If there was any doubt about how the McCain 08 script would read:

“Like most people, when I reflect on the adventures and joys of youth, I feel a longing for what is lost and cannot be restored. But though the happy pursuits of the young prove ephemeral, something better can endure, and endure until our last moment of life.

Not Even John Yoo Approved of the Illegal Wiretap Program

By: Monday March 31, 2008 3:47 pm

I do hope that Eric Lichtblau’s book gets enough coverage this week to further stall Jello Jay’s attempts to ram through telecom immunity. The excerpt in the NYT today reveals that when the illegal wiretap program started in 2001, it had no specific legal authorization–not even from the compliant John Yoo!

Blue America Needs Your Ten Bucks!

By: Monday March 31, 2008 2:43 pm

The fabu Donna Edwards put together a video for DailyKos readers today on why supporting progressive candidates for the House and Senate is so important. And something she said really grabbed me: Donna won her primary in Maryland in February — and K Street’s lobbying crew have already come calling on her.

Howie has worked his rear end off trying to find progressive candidates for Congress who can make a

John McCain, The Emeril of Iraq: Let’s Kick It Up a Notch

By: Monday March 31, 2008 12:04 pm

John McCain can get away with saying anything, we’re often told, but one notices that in blue-blood Republican fashion he never says anything to help our people—not in the Armed Forces, not for the unemployed, the wretchedly poor, nothing for those who have lost their homes, nor anything for those who are horribly hurting from no health insurance.

George Will And Jon Kyl Blame Housing Crisis On “Marginal”, “Poor”, “Minorities” — And Of Course, Democrats

By: Monday March 31, 2008 10:30 am

Two weeks in a row, a conservative has appeared on “This Week” and blamed the housing crisis on the unwashed masses. Here’s George Will yesterday:

“The government of the United States, bipartisan, pressured lenders into

Time to Sink the SAVE Act

By: Monday March 31, 2008 8:40 am

Earlier this month, Republicans tried to force Heath Shuler’s immigrant-bashing SAVE Act to a floor vote in the House, just before congressional recess, using a discharge-petition maneuver that so far has accumulated 181 signatures — short of the 218 needed. Some 49 Democrats signed up as cosponsors of the bill, but only eight have signed onto the discharge petition. So with Congress returning this week from recess, there will be a push from the GOP to get the rest of the 41 Democrats to sign on. We have a complete state-by-state list, including contact information, of the 41 Democrats being wooed to sign the discharge petition — and we need you to write in and tell them why they shouldn’t.

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