The “Health Care Repeal” Sideshow: Rail, Grandstand… Snuggle?

By: Wednesday January 19, 2011 6:59 am

“[The bill] has many strong elements,” Frist added later. “And those elements, whatever happens, need to be preserved, need to be cuddled, need to be snuggled, need to be promoted and need to be implemented. But how do you do it? How do you do a lot of what is in this law?”


Who Are Those Guys Who Want Petraeus to Get His Fifth Star?

By: Friday January 14, 2011 9:30 am

Is Vets for Freedom preparing to support David Petraeus as a candidate for President? Shouldn’t the Wall Street Journal have mentioned that Vets for Freedom supports candidates for office who are veterans and support “victory” in Iraq and Afghanistan?

The CIA Asked to Destroy Torture Tapes on Same Day They Claimed They Didn’t Torture

By: Tuesday November 24, 2009 12:59 pm

The CIA requested to destroy the torture tapes in email on November 8, 2005. They confirmed the destruction on November 9. Not surprisingly, after Leonie Brinkema had asked about videotapes. But also right in the middle of debates about McCain’s Detainee Treatment Act. And note that briefing for Crazy Pete Hoekstra–but not the other Dems in Intelligence Committee leadership–on the same day that CIA started asking to destroy the torture tapes.

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