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by Stephen Crockett

There is nothing as corrupt as using the governmental powers of law enforcement to selectively prosecute your political enemies and to cover-up criminal behavior by your political organization and allies, while in a position of political power. This situation is the essence of the current scandal concerning the firing of U.S. Attorneys by the Bush White House.

Leahy Demands Public Testimony From Key White House Officials In Prosecutor Probe
by Tony Peyser

Besieged Republicans are
Snarling like trapped hyenas;
They now know who in D.C.
Has the biggest subpoenas.

Ann Coulter is not a joke. She is not perceptive. She offers no new insights, even from the Right. She is not irrelevant. She is not far out. She is not crazy. She is not brainless (indeed she may be very smart but that is hard to ascertain from a distance and through her public persona). She is not to be ignored. Nor is she to be shut up, as the Human Rights Campaign would like to do.


Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries. 

by Larry Beinhart

The story by Christopher Drew and Eric Lipton on the front page of Sunday's New York Times about the firing of the U.S. Attorneys begins this way:

by Dave Zirin

Bowie Kuhn, baseball's fifth commissioner, passed away last night at the age of 80. I never met the man. In private, he may have made Gandhi look like Ted Nugent. For all we know, he spent weekends warming terminally ill puppies against his sweet perfumed bosom. But when it comes to his 15-year reign as commissioner, from 1969-1984, it is more than appropriate to bury Mr. Kuhn, not praise him. Major League Baseball's website, in their Selig-sanctioned obituary, claims that Bowie Kuhn "presided over the dawn of free agency and the end of the reserve system." [The reserve system bound a player to their team for life.] That's sort of like saying the Czar Nicholas II "presided over" the Russian Revolution.


From the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Chairman Waxman Questions White House Security Practices

Today, Chairman Waxman asked White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten to explain why the White House failed to conduct any investigation following the disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson's covert CIA employment. The letter follows the testimony of the Director of the Office of Security at the White House, James Knodell, that the White House Security Office did not follow the investigative steps prescribed by Executive Order 12958.


On the Ides of March, a general was toppled. Maybe.

The Iraqi news website Azzaman reported Thursday that Lt.Gen. Qanbar, the Iraqi commander in charge of the joint U.S.-Iraqi military operation in Baghdad, had been mysteriously fired by Prime Minister Maliki.

by Dave Lindorff

If Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is looking for a way to distinguish himself from the pack of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president in the 2008 election, he need look no further than impeachment.


DNC Press

McCain Puts Presidential Politics Ahead of Iraq
Arizona Senator Misses Third Important Vote on Iraq

Washington, DC - After initially signaling that he considered the Iraq vote taking place in the Senate yesterday important, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain backtracked and skipped the vote on his own McCain-Bush escalation plan. Ironically, McCain was campaigning aboard the so-called "straight talk express" when he decided to contradict himself and go on to miss his third vote on the issue of Iraq this year.

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