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It's never been a secret that Chris Shays (R-CT) was no big fan of Tom Delay, but now, after all these years, he finally grows the balls to shiv Delay in public.

Representative Chris Shays, a Connecticut Republican, said in an e-mailed statement that ``Jack Abramoff's guilty plea and his close association with Tom DeLay underscore the need for a new majority leader in the Republican Party.''

Shays said that ``it is time we make it clear that ethics are an essential part of how we do business and that our leadership needs to reflect this strong ethical conduct.''

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It looks like both Daily Kos and Yearly Kos are getting noticed on Capitol Hill. According to Hotline On Call, an aide to that bright light in the Senate, John Cornyn, took a shot at Harry Reid for appearing at the first annual Yearly Kos convention.

Don Stewart, an aide to Sen. John Cornyn says Reid is "opening himself up to a swarm of criticism by those who are offended by the vitriol spewed by that group. It looks an awful lot like an endorsement of their comments -- and that's an albatross he probably doesn't want."

Of course it's not the same as getting hit by Bush or Delay, but it's a step in the right direction. I wonder which troll Stewart is.

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This Jack is about to flip
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According to Jason Leopold on the web site Counterpunch, Karl Rove may face additional charges that include destruction of evidence. Karl is SO dead.
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Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 11:07 AM PST

Poll: 32% Favor Impeachment

by Motor City Blue

Rasmussen has just released a poll in which 32% want Bush impeached.
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Right now breaking on the CNN site:

Four U.S. soldiers killed on patrol today by homemade bomb near Baghdad, U.S. military says.

Four more American lives cut down by the Bush campaign to shape the Middle East in the neocon image. It never ends. Anyway, I will have updates as more imformation becomes avaialble.

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Mon Dec 12, 2005 at 01:41 PM PST

Another Minnesota Victory

by Motor City Blue

Today I want to focus on what is happening on the state legislative level and it is good news. First of all, the DLCC is reminding us of yet another victory in Minnesota.
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Charlie Schumer is at it again. PoliticsNJ is reporting that Schumer leaked the appointment of Robert Menendez to the press before Gov-elect Corzine was ready to go public.

New York Senator Charles Schumer is being blamed for leaking news that Jon Corzine has decided to appoint Bob Menendez to the U.S. Senator, according to several sources close to Corzine and other Democratic leaders. The story first broke on CNN, followed by WCBS-TV in New York and the Associated Press. Schumer is the Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.  The DSCC says Schumer isn't the leak: "Their anger is misdirected," said Schumer spokesman Phil Singer.  "We didn't do anything." (12/07/05)
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Wed Dec 07, 2005 at 10:19 AM PST

Ralston Leaving White House

by Motor City Blue

On the day that Patrick Fitzgerald is meeting with a grand jury, the Phillipine News is reporting that Karl Rove's assistant, Susan Ralston, is leaving the White House and joining the Commerce Department.
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Fri Dec 02, 2005 at 12:42 PM PST

IL-06: Duckworth Is In

by Motor City Blue

More good news for us!! The Hotline is confirming that Iraq War vet Tammy Duckworth will soon be annoucing that she is running for Congress.
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It's a slow night for news and politics, so I thought I would delve into my memories of live music here in the Detroit area and, in no particular order, list my top ten concert experiences, and invite everyone to include their lists and personal memories.

  • Radiohead - State Theatre, Detroit - August, 1997
  • Barenaked Ladies - Palace of Auburn Hills - December, 1997.
  • Oasis - State Theatre, Detroit - May, 2000
  • Lords of Acid - State Theatre, Detroit - March, 2001
  • Dave Matthews Band - Comerica Park, Detroit - July, 2000
  • Garbage - State Theatre, Detroit - November, 1998
  • Tori Amos - Fox Theatre, Detroit - October, 2001
  • Our Lady Peace - Clutch Cargo, Pontiac - March, 1998
  • Bloodhound Gang - Clutch Cargo, Pontiac - April, 2000
  • Travis - Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit - May, 2000
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John at Americablog was kind enough to point out some interesting remarks Condi Rice made regarding the statements by the Iraqi government justifying to killing or US soldiers and marines.
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