To deal with the incredibly obstructionism of Senate Republicans Harry Reid is again talking about rules reform. Reid is having trouble getting support from his entire caucus because apparently Democrats are terrified of the concept of democracy.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday January 25, 2013 12:50 pm|
Steve Wozniak is not a fan of the Ashton Kutcher jOBS clip that was released yesterday. “Never happened” says Woz.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 11, 2013 2:17 pm|
This afternoon Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that his incredibly long career in politics is finally coming to a close. Rockefeller will not seek re-election in 2014.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday July 13, 2011 5:10 pm|
Peter King (R-NY), a frequent guest on News Corp’s cable news properties (up to this point), just called for an FBI investigation into allegations that the company hacked into the voicemail accounts of 9-11 victims. Given King’s constant invocation of 9-11, only rivaled by Rudy Giuliani, this isn’t all that surprising.
King is not alone. Today, Senators Frank Lautenberg, Robert Menendez and Jay Rockefeller have sought investigations from the Justice Department or Congress.
|By: David Dayen Friday March 25, 2011 2:41 pm|
This afternoon, President Obama will convene a conference call for members of Congress on the operation in Libya, a tacit acknowledgment that there is great concern about the strategy and the constitutional legitimacy of the mission. Press Secretary Jay Carney said at his briefing that the President “update them on the transition of command and control to NATO.”
|By: emptywheel Tuesday November 30, 2010 7:01 am|
Well, it looks like the expansive executive branch doesn’t have Glenn Fine to worry about anymore.
|By: Oxdown Diaries Wednesday September 29, 2010 7:05 pm|
Massey CEO Don Blankenship is back in the news again, and so are the Senators from West Virginia. One still trying to make money and keep unions out of mines, the other fighting for better mine safety regulations. I’ll let you guess who’s who.
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 29, 2010 5:40 pm|
Is there any better demonstration that members of the Gang of Four cannot exercise oversight over such programs without staffer assistance than the way former Gang of Four member Rockefeller talks about the machines that collect and store data on you?
|By: emptywheel Tuesday July 27, 2010 12:40 pm|
In May 2005, Rockefeller asked John Helgerson for McPherson’s report. Then in September 2005, Rockefeller asked Porter Goss for the report directly. And Porter Goss–the guy who was actively considering destroying the torture tapes in July 2005 and who ultimately applauded Rodriguez’ success in destroying them–completely blew off Rockefeller’s request.
|By: Charles Davis Wednesday May 26, 2010 6:40 pm|
The Obama administration has approved covert military operations in a wide number of Middle Eastern countries, The New York Times reports, including in Somalia, Yemen and Iran (not to mention the long-running, kinda sorta covert war in Pakistan). As former National Security Council staffers Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett note, Obama’s move marks a particularly dramatic “intensification of America’s covert war against Iran” — a war that, because it is being run out of the office of General David Petraeus and CENTCOM, is “not subject to the same congressional oversight and reporting requirements as the Central Intelligence Agency.”