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|When "tyrants" refuse mass deportation
Just my take on it below the ...
|Meet the French version of the Tea Party
Rawstory has an interesting piece: News item: The growing visibility of a staunchly conservative movement in France has prompted comparisons with the Tea Party of the United States. Interior ...
|When Mike Huckabee was 'Uncle Sugar'
It was only on Thursday when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee uttered these words at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting: “I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept ...
|Marijuana ballot measures will drive the GOP church ladies crazy!
Tomorrow morning, Jan. 1, 2014, retail marijuana shops will open here in Colorado. Voters approved the legalization of possession and sale of marijuana in November 2012 by a margin of 55 percent to ...
|1913 Massacre: I interviewed a survivor!
It was 25 years ago this month, while working as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Michigan, I met Elma Damrell. She was 79 years old at the time and residing in a nursing home in the western ...
|Politico spreads confusion about the Affordable Care Act
Right now Politico has as one of its top stories "Medicaid gap leaves haves, have-nots." It is an attempt at an analysis on how various people fare in a state that will expand Medicaid (New Mexico) ...
|Poll: Republicans like Affordable Care Act more than Obamacare. Go figure
When Fox News commissioned a poll Sept. 6-9 on whether people liked the Affordable Care Act -- and if they liked Obamacare, hilarity ensued. It turns out that Republican support for the Affordable ...
|National Review outraged over MLK quote (that they of course got wrong)
Coming up on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream Speech," what can one expect from National Review Online -- except for them to complain about "something a bit ...
|When ICE Came to Town: Chaos and fear, children in tears
I live in a very small town high in the Rockies, population 500 or so. Not much goes on up here for the most part. We have our tourism industry and thus we have a lot of restaurants. It is an open ...
|WITH PHOTO! Closing in on 'Carlos'!
The folks at Talking Points Memo have posted a photo apparently of the elusive "Carlos" who set up the interview with the Dominican Republic women regarding Sen. Menendez. Anyone know ...
|Remembering El Mozote: Court orders probe into 1981 massacre
The wreckage of Col. Domingo Monterrosa's helicopter outside the Musem of the Revolution in Perquin, El Salvador.
|Colo. Congressman "Scooby" Clueless Coffman: Crazy Birther under fire
Two-term Republican Congressman Mike Coffman (Colorado District 6) is drawing a lot of heat today with a Denver Post article about his downright crazy birther rant at a fundraiser. http://www....
|English-only GOP Congressman shoots himself in the foot
In Colorado, Congressman Mike Coffman (6th Congressional District) last week proposed amending Voting Rights Act provisions to allow more ballots to be printed in English only. http://coffman.house....
|Gay Girl in Damascus now an heiress!
Faux News, June 14: NEW YORK — The blogger known as Gay Girl in Damascus has escaped from prison in Syria and made her way to Nigeria, where she has recently inherited some $5.5 million.
|Frank Rich: Herbert Hoover lives! (and he gives a nod to Kos!)
Frank Rich's excellent column for the Sunday New York Times exposes the Republican "loyal opposition" as far less loyal than they would claim. And he gives a nod to none other than Markos Moulitsas ...
|BREAKING!! Chertoff's home cleaned by ... illegal immigrants!
This is just too funny! Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security secretary, is the TOP immigration official in the country. Every few weeks for nearly four years, the Secret Service ...
|Breaking: Alaska taxpayers paid for Palin PR campaign!
Coming from the Washington Post: An outside public relations expert hired under a $31,000 contract with the state Department of Natural Resources pitched the "upstart governor" as a ...
|NY Times preview: Columnists go thermo-nuclear on McCain!
Sunday commentary from "Murderer's Row" at the New York Times (their regular columnists) goes after McCain pretty hard - well at least two out of three. Nicholas Kristof speaks of the push ...
|Breaking: Bush in last-minute rush to ... poison workers!
Washington Post has a disturbing story coming for Page One on Wednesday: Political appointees at the Department of Labor are moving with unusual speed to push through in the final ...
|BREAKING: Bush considers stepping up Iraq pullout!
Look at it this way: Obama is right!!! And even Bush officials are admtting it! We can bring troops home from Iraq quickly!! Lead story in Sunday's NY Times (not online yet): The ...
|WaPo: Gitmo inmates may have been drugged
Coming soon from the Washington Post: At least two dozen former and current detainees at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere say they were given drugs against their will or witnessed other ...
|BIG SCOOP! Wikileaks posts U.S. rules of engagement in Iraq!
According to a 2005 document posted by wikileaks.com, U.S. troops were authorized to pursue former members of Saddam Hussein's government and "terrorists" across Iraq's borders into Iran and Syria.
|WaPo-ABC poll: Obama even with Clinton!
For what it's worth (given the not particularly reliable nature of recent polls) The Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted Jan. 30-Feb. 1 shows Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in a statistical ...
|Iraqis united: U.S. must leave! Pentagon sees it as progress
Karen DeYoung's lead in this Washington Post story pretty much nails it. So aside from all that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? WASHINGTON — Iraqis of all sectarian and ...
|WaPo: Pelosi, briefed on waterboarding in 2002, didn't object
Lead story in Sunday's Washington Post (not online yet) In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital ...
|WaPo: Huckabee paroled "born again" rapist who then killed 2 women
It seems that Mike Huckabee, as governor of Arkansas, had an evangelical friend, a Pastor Jay D. Cole, who also had a friend in prison, Wayne DuMond, on a rape conviction. But the convict was "born ...
|NY Times: Corporations in frenzy to rewrite rules before '08!
Lead story in Sunday's New York Times: It's a lobbyist feeding frenzy in the waning days of the Bush administration. Note, story is not on their Web site yet WASHINGTON -- ...
|NYT: GOP candidates wanted (wealthy only, please!)
The New York Times has a good story here: Republican fundraising has been so dismal they are focusing recruitment efforts on wealthy candidates who can finance their own campaigns! ...
|Frank Rich: The coup at home
Frank Rich's Sunday column in the New York Times rightly points out the folly of the Bush administration, investing billions in Gen. Perrez Musharraf's regime, especially in light of recent events. ...
|War crimes! Blackwater an 'unlawful combatant'?
Some experts in military law say Blackwater's actions in Iraq may have crossed the line into "unlawful combatant" status. Washington Post story coming: U.S. officials have ...
|"Bent Spear": How our Air Force lost its nukes. SCARY!
The Washington Post will have a story on the top of page one that reads like a cheap Hollywood thriller. That Aug. 29 incident when six nuclear warheads were accidentally loaded onto a plane in ...
|Breaking: OH MY GOD! Greenspan SLAMS the GOP!
Coming from the Washington Post: Alan Greenspan in his new memoir is telling the Republicans exactly what he thinks of them. It's laid out in a Bob Woodward preview of the memoir coming out Monday.
|Breaking: Iraq misses 15 of 18 benchmarks!
Lead story in Thursday's Washington Post: Iraq has failed to meet all but three of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to a draft of a ...
|LA Times must read: Rove baiting Dems to pick Hillary?
This is a provocative piece from the Los Angeles Times: Is Rove trying to in fact get Dems to rally behind Hillary? http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-rove19aug19,1,4021917.story?coll=la-...
|NY Times Op-eds: Cohen: Impeach Gonzales; Rich: Run, Rove, run!
A couple great op-ed pieces coming in Sunday's NY Times: First, Adam Cohen makes a constitutional case for impeachment proceedings to begin against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
|The report Bush didn't want you to read:
The lead story in Sunday's Washington Post (story not online yet) Killing an inconvenient truth (that doesn't fit your political agenda) A surgeon general's report in 2006 that ...
|HUGE: CIA to declassify "family jewels"!
Washington Post has this story slated for Page 1 Friday: The CIA will declassify hundreds of pages of long-secret records detailing some of the intelligence agency's worst illegal ...
|New Iraq plan: Be 'more intelligent.' Tough task for Bush
Looks like the Pentagon is leaning toward withdrawing about two thirds of U.S. troops by early 2009. Of course, any Democrat proposing such a move would be accused of cutting and running. Story is ...
|WaPo: Gonzo lied AGAIN! 26 prosecutors were on hit list!
More than ONE-FOURTH of US attorneys were considered for firings! Drip, drip, drip Coming from WaPo: --The Justice Department considered dismissing many more U.S. attorneys than ...
|Mo. prosecutor told to leave; replacement targeted vote activists
Another former U.S. attorney, Tood Graves of Kansas City, Mo., said Wednesday he was asked to step down in January 2006. His interim replacement then filed charges against voting rights activists.
|WaPo: Help wanted: 'War Czar.' No integrity needed ...
President Bush wants to hire a War Czar to oversee operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The problem: Nobody wants the job. They realize they would have to put up with Vice President Dick Cheney and ...
|Proposal to police blogs: What do YOU think?
I am not sure any of this is necessary, but ... Coming from the NY Times: Last week, Tim O'Reilly, a conference promoter and book publisher who is credited with coining the term Web 2.
|Obama surrender claim is dishonest
Obama is SO caving to Bush. IT IS OUTRAGEOUS. Gee, I guess I will back Edwards, who authorized Bush to take military action. DUH. Kos posted his infamous Obama wants to cave to Bush post ...
|Time Man of the Year: JESUS
NEW YORK -- Time magazine announced today (April 1) that its editors have selected Jesus of Nazareth as Man of the Year, 2007. "This was really a no-brainer," said Time's religious editor David Van ...
|USAgate scoop: Justice aide to TAKE THE FIFTH!
Breaking: AP-APNEWSALERT (AP) - WASHINGTON _ A Justice Department aide involved in the prosecutor firings will refuse to answer questions at a Senate hearing, citing ...
|NYT: Vast, illegal spying targeted protesters
I attended the protests at the GOP convention in 2004, flying in from the Rockies. Turns out, political groups around the country were being spied on by New York’s finest. Coming from The ...
|USAgate bombshell! Sweet tobacco deal cost us BILLIONS!
Remember those sweetheart deals with big tobacco? It is the flip side of the coin. The prosecutors who got the message to follow GOP orders. The end result: A proposed penalty against the ...
|Don't fall for the baiting on gay/morality
The Page One soap opera on this site, counting down the Democratic candidates who don't declare homosexuality to be moral has me greatly concerned. Which Democratic candidate for president has ...
|Breaking: White House wanted to fire all 93 U.S. attorneys!
HUGE: It was two years ago, when the White House suggested that the Justice Department fire all 93 U.S. attorneys! The documents will be provided to Congress today! Coming from WaPo:
|HUGE: Senate Dems move to REVOKE war authorization!
Make it so. Bring it on. Feeling lucky? THIS IS HUGE: From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) Determined to challenge President Bush, Senate Democrats are drafting ...
|Tony Snow to Congress: Shove it where the sun don't shine
Is anyone as outraged as I am at the OFFICIAL White House response to the ongoing debate in the House on a resolution rebuking Bush's policy in Iraq? Here is what that jerk Tony Snow said Tuesday:
|Contractors: The Fourth Branch of government
The New York Times has an HUGELY IMPORTANT story on Page one for Sunday. WASHINGTON -- Without a public debate or formal policy decision, federal contractors have become a virtual ...
|Breaking: 13 US intell operatives face arrest in Germany!
Los Angeles Times has a blockbuster: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-cia31jan31,0,485431.story?coll=la-home-headlines BERLIN -- German investigators have ...
|NIH official: Bush stem cell research ban hazardous to health
It is rare to have a federal official stand up to administration policy like this: A senior U.S. National Institutes of Health official said on Friday President George W. Bush's ...
|Indecent interval: Cheapskate Churchill, warmed-over Nixon
It is all too clear at this point that President Bush’s “surge” strategy has little relation to any realistic attempt to achieve “victory” in Iraq. So what is its goal? ...
|McCain's pro-surge op-ed: Excuse ME, Senator!
Sen. John McCain has an op-ed to run in Sunday’s Washington Post in which he reiterates his support for a large "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq. His op-ed is not online yet ...
|Breaking: Negroponte OUT as Intell chief!
So far just this: BC-APNewsAlert WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government official says National Intelligence Director John Negroponte will resign to become deputy secretary of state.
|100 Hours: Dems say the blitz is ON!
Democrats plan to take no prisoners in their first 100 hours, according to the Washington Post (not online yet): Instead of allowing Republicans to fully participate in deliberations, ...
|Kerry: Flip this White House to stop "insanity" YES! The I word!
Sen. John Kerry has an op-ed piece to run in Sunday’s Washington Post where he says Bush’s plan for a troop surge in Iraq is frankly insane! (note, op-ed is not online yet)
|WaPo: White House pushes troop buildup; Joint Chiefs say NO!
The Joint Chiefs of Staff are UNANIMOUSLY opposed to a near-term buildup of U.S. troops in Iraq, but the White House keeps pushing. Coming from WaPo (story not online yet at http://www....
|Time person of the year: EVERYBODY? NOBODY was robbed!
Time magazine was obviously facing a tough choice for "man of the year" Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Yikes. They could put Hitler on their cover in the 1930s, but ummm, well ... we need ...
|Only 12% back more troops in Iraq; BUSH SET TO DO IT!
So this is where we are: The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/16/world/middleeast/16military.html?hp&ex=1166245200&en=4b60462e49a2aef4&ei=5094&partner=homepage is reporting that ...
|David Brooks on acid?
Well it’s happened. David Brooks has officially freaked out. His Sunday column sounds (even more) like the rantings of a madman. Unable to accept that his heroes in power have led us ...
|TEXT OF RUMSFELD MEMO (Not duplicate diary)
This leak is big enough I just wanted to post the raw text. Consider it a diary entry by Donald Rumsfeld. Nov. 6, 2006 SUBJECT: Iraq — Illustrative New Courses of Action ...
|WaPo: Report George Will's dishonesty!
My e-mail to Washington Post Reporter Michael Shear: Dear Mr. Shear: Regarding THIS article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/01/AR2006120101205.html ...
|WAPO: Cut-and-run time? Sunnis may be tossed to wolves
Memo to neocons: Next time you have a thought ... just let it go. Coming from WaPo (not online yet) WASHINGTON--The Bush administration is deliberating whether to abandon U.S. ...
|'Hunger' banished by Bush! You now have 'food insecurity'||EZ writer||11/15/2006||47||25||-||10|
|The 'blue guy' helped Tester defeat Burns||EZ writer||11/13/2006||22||7||1||11|
|AP crap: Liberal bloggers LOSE -- by winning (?)||EZ writer||11/10/2006||12||7||-||-|
|Dateline: GERRYMANDER, Michigan||EZ writer||11/08/2006||21||10||-||19|
|No Bushie left behind: LA Times reports bush family biz||EZ writer||10/21/2006||13||23||-||5|
|Staying the course? GOP prepares to abandon ship!||EZ writer||10/19/2006||28||10||-||9|
|NY Times Election Day forecast: CHAOS!||EZ writer||10/18/2006||19||23||1||3|
|Va. Senate poll: A VIRTUAL TIE!||EZ writer||10/14/2006||51||25||-||8|
|EXCLUSIVE! Study: 600,000 civilians killed in war in Iraq!!!||EZ writer||10/10/2006||406||321||19||107|
|WaPo: FBI smearing Foley's Fondle-gate "DEEP THROAT"!||EZ writer||10/05/2006||98||145||1||22|
|WaPo: Pages were warned of Foley in 1995!||EZ writer||10/03/2006||266||188||2||16|
|An alternative cabbie story||EZ writer||09/29/2006||5||11||-||2|
|NY Times: Dems on VERGE of taking the Senate!!!||EZ writer||09/27/2006||9||17||-||5|
|The great oil field robbery||EZ writer||09/20/2006||11||18||2||8|
|BREAKING: AP nails BURNS' use of corporate jet!!||EZ writer||09/18/2006||60||156||-||10|
|Blog on! WE are BECOMING the media, MSM is scared shitless!||EZ writer||09/15/2006||62||37||-||6|
|WaPo: PR cavalry rides to rescue in Iraq||EZ writer||08/30/2006||28||18||-||7|
|NY Times: GOP jittery over gas prices, stagnant wages!||EZ writer||08/27/2006||33||24||-||17|
|Dems hedging too much on Iraq? I say YES.||EZ writer||08/26/2006||10||14||-||-|
|Bush wanted HOV lanes for himself to go to Allen fundraiser!||EZ writer||08/24/2006||30||25||-||12|
|WaPo: GOP has lost 'security moms'!||EZ writer||08/17/2006||128||139||-||12|
|K Street Blues: They are forced to hire Democrats||EZ writer||08/16/2006||20||15||-||7|
|Extraordinary claim: Rove paid Bigfoot to attack me!||EZ writer||08/10/2006||14||7||-||-|
|WaPo: Chafee taps wife of GOP phone 'fixer'!!||EZ writer||08/05/2006||73||184||4||36|
|'Nobody wants us here': Leaving Anbar Province||EZ writer||08/03/2006||15||27||-||6|
|BREAKING: Castro steps down temporarily!!||EZ writer||07/31/2006||48||7||1||6|
|RAKE THE MUCK: A congressman, a wife, a consultant||EZ writer||07/27/2006||16||20||-||15|
|A town called Arkadelphia||EZ writer||07/22/2006||8||10||-||-|
|BREAKING: HHS Secretary Leavitt's charity scam||EZ writer||07/20/2006||20||54||2||2|
|BREAKING: Ralph Reed defeated!!||EZ writer||07/18/2006||213||129||-||40|
|I hope you realize this means war!!!||EZ writer||07/12/2006||31||5||-||-|
|CIA Bin Laden unit shut down!!! ... and some humor ...||EZ writer||07/03/2006||9||7||-||-|
|Breaking: Kalifornia Uber Alles -- Terminator spying on YOU?||EZ writer||06/30/2006||26||27||-||25|
|LA Times: Iraq death toll at least 50,000!!!||EZ writer||06/24/2006||97||93||5||64|
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