OK… I know this will not come as a suprise, given the leadership, or lack thereof, that is displayed in the current Administration. But a couple of days ago, it was in the news that FEMA has showed their true colors again. I will let you make your own decisions, … Continue reading
The Bush administration’s former chief procurement official tipped off lobbyist Jack Abramoff that the government was about to suspend the federal contracts of an Abramoff client, newly filed court papers say.
David Safavian provided “sensitive and confidential information” about four subsidiaries of Tyco International to Abramoff regarding internal deliberations at the General Services Administration, say the court papers filed Friday in a criminal case against Safavian. Continue reading
They were loyal conservatives, and Bush appointees. They fought a quiet battle to rein in the president’s power in the war on terror. And they paid a price for it.
James Comey, a lanky, 6-foot-8 former prosecutor who looks a little like Jimmy Stewart, resigned as deputy attorney general in the summer of 2005. The press and public hardly noticed. Comey’s farewell speech, delivered in the Great Hall of the Justice Department, contained all the predictable, if heartfelt, appreciations. But mixed in among the platitudes was an unusual passage. Continue reading
ABC news anchor seriously injured in Iraq Continue reading
A recent study by the Wall St. Journal and Zogby gives Democrats good news and bad news. The good news is that Democrats are in a good position to hold the open US Senate Seats (currently held by retiring Dems) in Maryland and Minnesota. If Senate elections were held today … Continue reading
That’s right people, no stuttering there. 1080 and who knows what may show up later. Two bodies found since Jan. 11 brought the number of deaths from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana to 1,080, the state health department reported Friday. A total of 1,103 bodies have been found in Louisiana, most … Continue reading
Do I support a filibuster? The answer is yes. Yesterday Senator Kennedy and I spoke with our colleagues about it. I don’t have a shred of doubt in my opposition to Sam Alto’s nomination. I know Senator Kennedy does not either. He has truly been a great leader in the … Continue reading
For all our technology, we’ve been successfully “Free Speech Zone’ed.” Our frames of reference are fractured. Continue reading
Now the storms were bad enough, but this really hurts. To live through those two monsters, was bad enough, but now our traditions are taking a kick in the private parts too. In a usual year, prices usually drop below a dollar a pound for crawfish, after the Lent season … Continue reading
“In evaluating Supreme Court nominees, there is no more important question than whether they are dedicated to equal justice under law. Judge Alito is a highly intelligent man, but his record does not show a judge who is willing to enforce the constitutional limitations on executive power when government officials intrude on individual rights.
His record does not show a judge who is open to the claims of vulnerable individuals asking only justice against powerful institutions.
His record does not show a judge who upholds the liberty and privacy of citizens seeking to protect their fundamental rights.
His record just does not show a judge who is committed to equal justice under law.
That is why I oppose his confirmation to the Supreme Court, and I fervently hope that the Senate will do so as well.”
For more on Senator Kennedy, visit www.tedkennedy.com Continue reading