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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Indictable? Most Certainly.

The Fitzgerald special inquiry into the Rove/Plame controversy has generated a helluva lot of speculation but has remained amazingly reticent about its findings. In fact, Washington and the rest of the nation are damn near holding their collective breath until Friday, which is the day the Fitzgerald... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Is There Trouble In Bobbleville?

Senator Charles Schumer of New York stated that if a vote were conducted today among the confirmation committee members, Harriet Miers would not receive the required votes. In fact, he also stated that she would not have enough votes to be confirmed on the Senate floor. Is there an undercurrent of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

DeLay Is Booked On Charges, Asks For Another Judge

Tom DeLay, Republican representative from Texas, turned himself in today in Houston, mugged for his mug-shot, was fingerprinted, and left after posting a $10,000 bond. He was booked on charges of conspiracy and money-laundering. DeLay has been indicted many times in the past, but nothing has ever... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Allowing A Rapist To Post Bail

I just witnessed a story about a serial rapist (suspected) who was released on bond. He will appear before a judge tomorrow. He has been outfitted with a tracking device, but, for all intents and purposes, has been given free rein in the city of Atlanta, where he will be tried for the rape and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Addendum To "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"

Adding fuel to a growing conflagration, the 64-year-old man beaten by the New Orleans police officers and caught on tape has issued a statement that he hasn't had a drink in over 20 years, that he was only trying to buy some cigarettes when the incident with the police officers began. The police... Sign in to see full entry.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The three New Orleans police officers caught on tape pummeling and subduing a strugging 60-year-old man were officially charged and placed on suspension today, pending further investigation into the matter. The tape of the incident is running nonstop on CNN and Fox News and other news shows. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 8, 2005

The Media Monster That Just Will Not Go Away

The Natalee Holloway disappearance has dominated the news for over four months now. The pretty Alabama teenager disappeared while on vacation in Aruba on May 30th and has been a story mainstay of the media ever since. Every little nuance of the case, of her life, of her vacation, of everything from... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

The Faith Chorus

Bush says he has faith in his Supreme Court nominee, Harriet Miers. He has faith that she'll stay true to her conservative philosophy. Turns out, Harriet Miers is a woman of faith, with strong Christian values. Bush is asking us to put our faith in this woman with no judgeship experience but ran the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

The "Best" That He Could Find? (Extended Version)

Amid a flurry of unexpected criticism from both the left and the right, Bush made the statement today in his first press conference since May that he nominated Harriet Miers, who has never held a judgeship, for the Supreme Court seat because she was the "best person I could find." Where the hell was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Chief Justice John Roberts, Presiding

John Roberts was sworn in as Chief Justice today to replace William Rehnquist, who died a couple of weeks ago. Roberts is 50 years old, which means, given the longevity of most of the people who serve on the Supreme Court, that he will have at least two decades with which to steer the legal ship of... Sign in to see full entry.

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