Leahy to oppose Mukasey

The opposition to Mukasey grows today, as Think Progress reports: Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today announced that he will vote against Michael Mukasey’s attorney general nomination, “potentially derailing his confirmation.” “No American should need a classified briefing to determine whether waterboarding is torture,” said Leahy, who will hold … Continue reading

Ten Post Round-Up: Working For The Weekend

Oops! Forgot my morning cuppa. I’ll be right back. Sort out your desk or stop by here, until I’m done. Oh, and behave yourselves. I don’t wanna hear any bad reports! Ahh! That feels better. Let’s proceed. From Signs of the Times: Deadly month in Iraq following deadliest year contradicts … Continue reading

Feinstein Introduces Measure to Establish Federal Ban on Phthalates in Children’s Toys

Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a measure to establish a federal ban on phthalates in children’s toys on Thursday. The bill is modeled after California’s landmark ban on phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals that added to common plastic products to make them soft and pliable and they can be found in a variety of … Continue reading