More Subpoenas Drop in Bridgegate Investigation as Christie Tries to Reassure Donors

By: Friday January 17, 2014 9:50 am

As Governor Chris Christie tours Florida to help Governor Rick Scott win re-election and reassure his donors, subpoenas are dropping all over New Jersey in the scandal surrounding the improper and illegal closures of lanes on the George Washington Bridge or “Bridgegate.” The New Jersey Assembly’s Special Investigations Committee is believed to have issued around 20 subpoenas yesterday.

 

Democrats’ Fear of Democracy

By: Thursday May 23, 2013 8:42 am

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.

Tech Bytes, Friday January 25

By: 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.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (R-WV) Will Not Seek Another Term

By: 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.

Bipartisan Support for Phone Hacking Investigation of News Corp

By: 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.

Obama Speaking to Members of Congress on Libya Conference Call

By: 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.”

Glenn Fine Stepping Down as DOJ Inspector General

By: Tuesday November 30, 2010 7:01 am

Well, it looks like the expansive executive branch doesn’t have Glenn Fine to worry about anymore.

Massey to Self-Investigate While Fight For Mine Safety Legislation Continues

By: 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.

Jay Rockefeller’s Surveillance Machines

By: 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?

Jay Rockefeller Asked for Torture Tape Report Prior to Destruction

By: 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.

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