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  • What 4th Amendment?

    What 4th Amendment? | BLOG ENTRY

    "I'm not going to rule it out." — Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, refusing to assure Congress that the Bush administration won't engage in unwarranted domestic wiretaps on calls made between U.S. citizens.

    April 7, 2006 6:52 PM ET
  • How Did This Guy Get the Mike?

    How Did This Guy Get the Mike? | BLOG ENTRY

    This wasn't in the "Town Hall" script. Whoa!

    April 7, 2006 6:48 PM ET
  • The Sorry Truth

    The Sorry Truth | BLOG ENTRY

    Staring at a Bush approval of thirty-six percent and a GOP Congressional approval of just thirty percent —a number that reflects the disapproval of 6 in 10 Republicans —a Republican pollster opines: "These numbers are scary. We've lost...

    April 7, 2006 6:42 PM ET
  • Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot

    Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot | BLOG ENTRY

    Tom DeLay accuses Cynthia "Cop-Slapper" McKinney of " incredible arrogance."

    April 6, 2006 6:46 PM ET
  • Universal Free-Market Healthcare

    Universal Free-Market Healthcare | BLOG ENTRY

    This Massachusetts experiment —which requires citizens to purchase healthcare (on a sliding scale) much as they now have to buy car insurance — is an ugly hodgepodge approach to universal healthcare, but it's crazy enough that

    April 6, 2006 6:46 PM ET
  • Reaping the Fruits of Hard Labor

    Reaping the Fruits of Hard Labor | BLOG ENTRY

    Congressman Rohrabacher caught on video: "I say, let the prisoners pick the fruits." Harkin: Dems Need Backbone Transplant Fighting words from a darkhorse 2008 candidate: I'm embarrassed that more Democrats haven't lined up on this. I mean, for crying...

    April 6, 2006 6:45 PM ET
  • Just Like the Marshall Plan, Only Different

    Just Like the Marshall Plan, Only Different | BLOG ENTRY

    The U.S. has now spent as much to prop up and rebuild Iraq as we did during the seven-year reconstruction of Germany in the aftermath of WWII, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service....

    April 6, 2006 6:40 PM ET
  • Fitzmas Time Again?

    Fitzmas Time Again? | BLOG ENTRY

    President Bush gave Scooter the specific go-ahead to leak classified information from the National Intelligence Estimate to New York Times reporter and useful idiot Judith Miller, according to this rather stunning article in the The New York...

    April 6, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Feingold Goes for Broke

    Feingold Goes for Broke | BLOG ENTRY

    The Frank Luntz focus group data that Matthews promises to email his buddy DeLay can be found over at Hotline. Interesting that Evan Bayh, Bill Richardson, and Mark Warner — three below-the-radar primary contestants seemed to...

    April 5, 2006 6:37 PM ET
  • UPDATE: Handicapping 2008

    UPDATE: Handicapping 2008 | BLOG ENTRY

    The Frank Luntz focus group data that Matthews promises to email his buddy DeLay can be found over at Hotline. Interesting that Evan Bayh, Bill Richardson, and Mark Warner — three below-the-radar primary contestants seemed to...

    April 5, 2006 6:36 PM ET
  • DeLay Out

    DeLay Out | BLOG ENTRY

    Disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, wary of losing in 2006, has bowed out on his own terms — striking a blow to Democratic hopes for a November to remember. With DeLay gone, and Cunningham and Abramoff...

    April 4, 2006 6:42 PM ET
  • Iraq Reality Check

    Iraq Reality Check | BLOG ENTRY

    This New Yorker piece by Steve Coll is the best thing I've read on Iraq all year. It highlights the results of a little noticed and still only partly declassified study by the Pentagon that...

    April 4, 2006 6:41 PM ET
  • Footloose Takes Manhattan

    Footloose Takes Manhattan | BLOG ENTRY

    A Supreme Court Judge in New York has declared it's constitutional to ban dancing in bars and clubs. Kevin Bacon, your services are required.

    April 4, 2006 6:41 PM ET
  • McKinney's Chef Trouble

    McKinney's Chef Trouble | BLOG ENTRY

    To my mind, this is the kind of culture of corruption we should encourage: Channel 2 Action News has uncovered documents showing McKinney, D-Ga., spent about $1,000 of taxpayer's money to fly singer Isaac Hayes to Georgia...

    April 4, 2006 6:32 PM ET
  • No Good Options

    No Good Options | BLOG ENTRY

    President Bush has repeatedly made clear that all options — including military strikes — are on the table for dealing with Iran's nuclear program. But as this WaPo article makes clear, Iran has the capability to uses...

    April 3, 2006 6:32 PM ET
  • Tahoe Jamming

    Tahoe Jamming | BLOG ENTRY

    Chevy got more than it bargained for when it asked the public to edit a new commercial for it's Tahoe SUV. These anti-global warming spots are unusually well done. Even a bit chilling: "What will...

    April 3, 2006 6:30 PM ET
  • Powered by Corn (and Coal)

    Powered by Corn (and Coal) | BLOG ENTRY

    Ethanol may be a boon to Iowa agribusiness, but those touting the "green" benefits of this corn-alcohol fuel need a serious reality check. As this Christian Science Monitor piece makes clear, distilling ethanol takes shitloads of energy...

    April 3, 2006 6:30 PM ET
  • Employment Opportunity

    Employment Opportunity | BLOG ENTRY

    It's a heck of a job, but nobody seems to want it. Maybe the Bush administration should launch a reality show: Who Wants to Be a FEMA Director?

    April 3, 2006 6:22 PM ET
  • "Intended for Conventional Weapons"

    "Intended for Conventional Weapons" | BLOG ENTRY

    Murray Waas at the National Journal is proving himself the best muckraker in Washington: Take his lastest expose, documenting the administration's top-level machinations to cover up what Bush knew, and when Bush knew it, about Iraq's...

    March 31, 2006 10:42 AM ET
  • 53 Seats

    53 Seats | BLOG ENTRY

    For all of the GOP's woes, the latest Zogby/WSJ poll suggests Democrats may only pick up two Senate seats in November, cutting the Republican majority from fifty-five to fifty-three.

    March 31, 2006 10:35 AM ET
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