FISA judges say Bush within law over NSA wiretapping program.
"...the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act does not override the president's constitutional authority to spy on suspected international agents under executive order."
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FISA judges say Bush within law over NSA wiretapping program.
Cynthia McKinney assaults Capitol Hill policeman.
Card will be remembered as being one of the most humble, effective,
well-liked Chief of Staffs' in recent history. He is well-known and probably only known to most people for whispering into President Bushs' ear that the US had been attacked while the President was reading to elementary school children. Despite being a player in the WH for Bush41&43,he is a man with no real enemies. I don't think he was the problem with the WH but somebody had to thrown himself on the grenade.I wish Mr.Card all the best and I look forward to reading his memoirs.
UPDATE: ABP has it that Card is actually leaving to work on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Card is a native of Massachusetts.
Check out this new blog covering politics in AL. www.alapolitics.blogspot.com
So apparently San Francisco is "America's most tolerant and progressive
city." This tolerance seems to stop at the feet of the teens at this rally. Remind me to cancel my trip. Wait, I was never planning a trip.
Abdul Rahman: A Man for all Seasons?
"This is not a clash between civilizations, it is a clash about
civilization, 'We' is not the West. 'We' are as much Muslim as Christian or Jew or Hindu. 'We' are those who believe in religious tolerance, openness to others, to democracy, liberty and human rights administered by secular courts,"
UPDATE: The case against Rahman has been dismissed.
Feingold takes lead in new DailyKos poll. When only 2% of the libs approve of the job Hillary Clinton is doing while 48% approve of Feingold. I think the question the Dems need to ask is just how far left from the pack have we strayed? I hate to post a link to this site but I think the more people see the modern face of the Democratic party, the better it is for Republicans. The disapproval of Hill C. by the libs is further evidence she is moving toward the political center for 08'.
Record Number of Americans receiving federal aid.
Maybe Bruce Bartlett is right in his new book Imposter:How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy.Bartlett labels Bush as a shallow opportunist who has cast aside the principles of the "Reagan Revolution" for short-term political gains that may wind up hurting the American economy. A former economist in the Reagan WH, Bartlett points to the new prescription drug bill as an increase in spending that will make tax hikes inevitable. If anything I think it is safe to say that deficit reduction will play a key part in the upcoming elections and benefit deficit hawks like Senator McCain.
Breaking News; George Clooney Outed...as a Liberal.- I am a liberal. And I make no apologies for it. Hell, I'm proud of it....That's one of the things that drew me to making a film about Murrow. When you hear Murrow say, "We mustn't confuse dissent with disloyalty" and "We can't defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home," it's like he's commenting on today's headlines.
Please keep posting and making poor movies and rants on national TV. Remember when you said you refused to campaign with John Kerry b/c you thought it would hurt him on election day? You were right. Anytime you and your left wing, left coast cronies speak your mind it turns into the best advertisement for the Republican party. Number of times McCarthy and Murrow are mentioned=3 (real subtle)Thank you George,Keep up the good work(not your movies,they are terrible) but keep ranting.
I just finished reading "Strategery" by Bill Sammon.
Cow in Alabama tests positive for mad-cow disease. Along with the threat of bird flu, where's the good news? Oh yeah, for catfish farmers. Farmers in Alabama sold more than $97 million worth of catfish in 2005.
Arsonists tied to Satanism- While the "all-American college boys" arrested for a series of church arsons claimed they had committed their crimes for the fun of it – with no religious or political motivation – new reports from friends say the students dabbled in the occult and Satanism. Cloyd wrote to Moseley last summer, as the two planned a road trip: "Let us defy the very morals of society instilled upon us by our parents, our relatives and of course Jesus." About the same time, DeBusk and Moseley started dabbling in the occult, according to a report by Religion News Service. DeBusk and Moseley had a darker side, according to friends. They said they claimed to be Satanists, which, they explained, was "not about worshipping the devil, but about the pursuit of knowledge."
Maybe it is just me but I think the fires were more than just a joke. Rolling somebody's yard is a joke. Burning churches not funny.
Results of Hotline Straw Poll at the SRLC. Frist wins, followed by Romney, with McCain and Bush tied for third.
DRUDGE sees McCains' move to write in the Presidents' name as a way to keep the Arizona Senator from being embarassed by the poll. McCain will be able to save face by counting his votes along with all those for President Bush put him near the front of the pack. McCain had asked all voters to write in the President's name as a sign of support. If everyone who voted for Bush would have voted for McCain then he finished second behind local favorite Frist.
WSJ Weekend Interview with Tom Wolfe- on voting for Bush, the subject of his new book ( immigration), and why he chose white.
Southern Republican Leadership Conference will run through the weekend in Memphis, TN. The highlight of the event will be the 2008 straw poll sponsored by Hotline. All the unsual suspects are slated to speak except Chuck Hagel,George Pataki, and Rudy Giuliani who are unable to attend.There is also a small contingent of "Draft Condi" GOPers.
If it were up to me I would make all the 08'candidates sumo wrestle while wearing those big,inflatable suits. Whoever goes undefeated wins the straw poll.I would have definetly paid the $225 fee to see that. My money's would be on McCain arrowly defeating Haley Barbour for the win.
-If you look closely, we have troops in Afghanistan& Iraq. We can get access through the UAE,Pakistan, and Kuwait. Congress just did Bush a favor and allowed him to sidestep any criticism over the defeat of the port deal from the UAE and throw the albatross over Congress's neck.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee targets Harold Ford, D-Tenn. for his lavish lifestyle.A website being launched by the (NRSC) repeatedly refers to the fifth-term congressman, running for the seat being vacated by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), as “Fancy Ford” and includes pictures of expensive restaurants, hotel facilities, cigars, tulips and Playboy bunnies.Other luxurious items attributed to Mr.Ford include an 2.5k Armani suit, an 20k vacation stay at the Biltmore Estate, and an 19k bill for flowers.
Iraq hung 13 insurgents today. Executions were the first since the overthrow of Saddams' dictatorship three years ago. One of those hanged, Shukair Farid, aallegedly confessed that he had worked with Syrian foreign fighters to enlist fellow Iraqis to carry out assassinations against police and civilians. Farid had "confessed that foreigners recruited him to spread the fear through killings and abductions."
I like how they do business. Hopefully they will be able to hang Saddam soon.
West Wing Alumni to reunite for final episodes. Rob Lowe will return as Sam Seaborn for the final two episodes. Also reprising their roles with appearances in one or more of the drama's final five episodes are Mary-Louise Parker, Anna Deavere Smith, Emily Procter, Marlee Matlin, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson, Timothy Busfield and Annabeth Gish. (characters: Amy Gardner,Nancy McNally, Ainsley Hayes, Joey Lucas, VP Russell, VP Hoynes, Danny, and Liz Bartlett respectively. As I have posted before I love the show, just not the liberal slant. It is time to end it though.