Gonzales Buck-Passing on Torture: Back to You, Dick and Karl!

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 11:55 am

So much for that acceptance of responsibility and honor legacy restoration push. Looks like another round of finger pointing amongst the W versus Cheney brigades has begun anew: Among other things, Mr. Gonzales said Tuesday that he didn’t play a central role in drafting the widely criticized legal opinions that allowed the Central Intelligence Agency to use aggressive interrogation techniques…


Fitzgerald Makes His Move for More Time; Blagojevich Agrees!

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 11:10 am

Just a few hours ago Marcy hypothesized on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s next move. Well, he has made the move. In a pleading just filed, Fitz asks for a 90 day extension. The curious part is that the motion is unopposed by both defendants.

Blagojevich’s Next Move

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 10:48 am

Well, it looks like Blagojevich is intent on playing governor for a little while longer.

If the Senate Democrats Accept Lieberman, Why Not Burris?

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 9:50 am

Having had a chance to digest all the back-and-forth over the appointment of Burris, I really can’t see any reason why the Senate should not seat him.

The Illinois legislature had their chance to strip Blago of his appointment power and call a special election, but the Democrats got cute and decided they didn’t want to risk losing the seat (Reid sent a letter opposing a special election).

So they made this particular bed.

Alberto Gonzales: The Hunted Child

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 9:06 am

Poor Alberto Gonzales.

Mitch McConnell Obstructs Stimulus

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 8:20 am

The most powerful GOP in DeeCee announced today that there’s no rush on the Obama stimulus to the Bush economy. Lots of hearings, lots of new safeguards — no reason to hurry as the Bush Economic Miracle™ drives Americans off a cliff.

Torture Icky, Let’s Not Talk About It

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 7:17 am

Ruth Marcus seems to view Washington DC as a giant slumber party, and obsesses on who should be invited (Caroline Kennedy, by all means!) and what games should be played. 
She obviously got a lot of negative letters for saying that it’s just more important to make sure bad things don’t happen again than it is to have trials n’stuff that people at the party might find embarrassing and uncomfortable,

Gaza Update: Danse Macabre

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 6:30 am

Latest reports indicate that Israel has rejected the French 48 hour truce. Overnight more reports of civilian casualties in Gaza from Israeli airstrikes began to appear – and more reports of celebrations by Israelis watching from just outside the Gaza border. One Negev resident has a very different view.

Mortgaging the Nation’s Future: Child Poverty and Abuse on the Rise

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 6:00 am

What do you do in a society where you have little voice, little ability to attract attention to your needs other than in extreme circumstances?  Or no means to hire lobbyists or votes to withhold to force your issues front and center? America’s children are facing an increasing crisis, caught between economic fears and rising levels of poverty, and the resulting violence, tension and abuse those difficulties can bring into their already tenuous home lives.

Morning Swim: New Year’s Eve Edition

By: Wednesday December 31, 2008 5:01 am

A quick glance at what is happening in the news on the last day of 2008.

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