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Afghan Detainees File Preemptive Suit Against Bush

Lawyers for 25 men being held in Afghanistan filed a habeas corpus petition in advance of Bush’s plan to outlaw that exact motion.
If Congress isn’t going to stand up to Bush on this travesty of a law, it’s good to see that some parties are.

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Sen. Frist: Bring Taliban Into Gov’t

The Senate majority leader, having concluded that we can’t win a guerrilla war in Afghanistan, wants to invite the Taliban and its supporters back into the government.
So, all that talk about bringing democracy and freedom to Afghanistan ... screw it, huh? Let’s just give the place back to the harborers of the 9/11 attackers?

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


Today in Foleygate

The latest developments:

  • ABC News is hearing about “other members” of Congress
  • The L.A. Times and AMERICAblog explore the link between Foley and GOP leadership
  • The ultraconservative Washington Times calls for Hastert’s resignation
  • (more after the jump…)

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Actually, Tenet DID Warn Rice of Al Qaeda

    A review of White House records shows that George Tenet did, in fact call an emergency meeting about Al Qaeda with Condi Rice on July 10, 2001.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Matt Drudge
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    Drudge Blames Kids for Foley’s Actions

    We swear we’re not making this up. Conservative radio host and blogger Matt Drudge on the teenage pages whom Foley corresponded with: “You’re not going to tell me these are innocent babies…. These kids were playing Foley for everything he was worth.”
    This is not satire. This is the voice of today’s GOP.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Foley Hypocrisy Alert

    As co-chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus, former GOP Rep. Foley called for an investigation into a children-permitted nudist camp.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Rice: I Offered to Resign in 2004

    The secretary of state told Fox News that she “offered to resign as President Bush’s national security advisor as part of a broader housecleaning following the president’s reelection in 2004.”

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


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    AP / Lawrence Jackson

    Foley Scandal Could Cost GOP Control of Congress

    George Stephanopolous says that if Republican leaders knew of and kept quiet about X-rated text messages (as opposed to the simply “overfriendly” ones) former Rep. Mark Foley sent to a page, “It’s game over. The leadership will have to resign.”
    (More after the jump...)

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Standard-Bearers: Dean and Mehlman, Profiled

    In the last two weeks, The N.Y. Times has run lengthy, worthwhile profiles of DNC Chair Howard Dean (free today) and RNC Chair Ken Mehlman (need TimesSelect access).

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Nude Greek art
    Image: ancientsculpturegallery.com

    Only in America. Seriously.

    A fifth-grade teacher is out of a job after leading a class through an art museum in Dallas. One of her students saw nude art; the student’s parent complained; the teacher is suspended.
    Even crazier: Local TV stations are blacking out Greek sculpture genitalia during newscasts.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


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