Kuwaiti Prisoner Cleared by Periodic Review Board Is Released from Guantanamo in Spite of Republican Fear Mongering

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 6:44 am

Kuwaiti prisoner Fawzi Al Odah was released from Guantanamo Bay prison and transferred to Kuwait. Odah was cleared for release by a periodic review board in July and is the first prisoner cleared by the board to be released.

During Odah’s detention, he was a high-profile prisoner whose attorneys fought for rights for all prisoners, especially those being held indefinitely and who had not been charged with committing any crimes.

 

Kuwaiti Prisoner Cleared by Periodic Review Board is Released from Guantanamo in Spite of Republican Fear Mongering

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 12:56 pm

Kuwaiti prisoner Fawzi Al Odah was released from Guantanamo Bay prison and transferred to Kuwait. Odah was cleared for release by a periodic review board in July and is the first prisoner cleared by the board to be released.

Polling Improves for Sen. Pat Roberts

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 3:20 pm

Kansas seems to be returning to its red roots. For a while it looked like Incumbent Kansas Senator Pat Roberts was going to lose to Independent Greg Orman; but as we get closer to the election, Roberts has seen his polling start to turn around.

More Troubles in Kansas for the Wizards of Oz

By: Saturday September 20, 2014 9:15 am

The November 2014 election campaign in Kansas wasn’t supposed to work like this. Four years ago, Sam Brownback swept into the governor’s mansion, Kris Kobach became secretary of state, and the GOP in Topeka began to enact a sweeping agenda made up of every item on every conservative’s wish list. Two years ago, when a number of Republican state senators blocked a few of the most extreme items on that list, conservatives primaried them out of the legislature. But today, Brownback, Kobach, and Senator Pat Roberts are in deep, deep electoral trouble. These Wizards of Oz have only one campaign strategy open to them, and it’s not one that has a lot of success in Kansas . . .

Kansas Senate: Incumbent Republican Pat Roberts Might Actually Lose

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 12:17 pm

It appears the decision by Democrat Chad Taylor to drop out of the Kansas Senate racecould cost incumbent Republicans Senator Pat Roberts his job.

Another Dem Drops Out to Help an Independent, This Time in Kansas Senate Race

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 7:50 am

In a remarkable turn of events, Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor announced he was dropping out of the race Wednesday. This move gives independent candidate Greg Orman a clear path to unseating the unpopular incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

This major shakeup puts the Kansas race in play.

Chickens Coming Home to Roost in Kansas

By: Saturday July 26, 2014 9:00 am

Just weeks ahead of the Kansas primary, embattled incumbent Senator Pat Roberts has a come-to-Jesus phone conversation with embattled Governor Sam Brownback . . .

“Why yes, I was born yesterday…and in this very State!”

By: Friday March 14, 2014 1:30 am

One of the truly great universal hypocrisies of politics, cutting across Party lines is the convenient carpetbagging of the ambitious politician…and those who call it out.

But it takes a truly flexible spine to pull off what two prominent Republicans are doing…a double-jocklock of baggery of one kind, or another.

GOP is Learning that Corporations Lie

By: Friday January 6, 2012 10:50 am

On Wednesday, Boeing dropped a bombshell on the state of Kansas, announcing that they were closing their plant in Wichita, sending ripples throughout the region.

What makes this plant closure announcement different from others, however, is that in the battle to win back the military tanker contract, Boeing’s CEO promised Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, then-Senator (and now governor) Sam Brownback, and other members of the Kansas Congressional delegation that Boeing would build the tanker in Wichita if the Kansas delegation could prevail on their colleagues to award them the contract.

Roberts and the rest of the GOP is not pleased that after winning the contract, Boeing decided to build elsewhere and close the plant.

Imagine that. A corporation would deceive members of Congress when it suits them. Awwwww . . .

Did the White House Review CIA’s Records on Congressional Briefings?

By: Sunday April 18, 2010 8:30 am

A month ago, I wrote a post noting that CIA had never finished its Memos for the Record of several key Congressional briefings. But as I’ve been reviewing old Vaughn Indices to get a better sense of what we received yesterday, I’ve seen some details that raise new questions about CIA’s use of Congressional briefings.

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