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The True Patriots in Congress Trying to End NSA Tyranny

Thankfully, there are still a few political leaders who remember the wisdom of the founders in designing a system that properly limits governmental power.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE



Senator Demands Federal Pot Plan, Norquist Makes Insane Prediction, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a GOP contender for a top Cabinet post in the Obama administration and why Michigan Republicans should have taken a closer look at the right-to-work legislation they passed.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Wisconsin Exit Poll Surprise, Romney Email Hack and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Wisconsin exit polls, President Obama’s position on the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and the slap heard ’round the Badger State.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 READ MORE


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Health Care Reform Insurance Companies Can Believe In

It’s now clear that health care “reform” is a bonanza for the insurance companies. But these acquisitive businesses want even more. Their efforts to increase their profits are at the center of the clandestine Senate and House negotiations currently shaping the health bill.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009 READ MORE


More Information Demanded From Gonzales

In case Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was the only person on the planet to not know that his performance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 19 was less than spectacular, on Wednesday Sens. Arlen Specter and Patrick Leahy helpfully served him a letter full of constructive criticism, and a mandate that he provide more information “within a week.”

Posted on Apr 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  Sen. Patrick Leahy

Truthdig tips its hat this week to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who proved to be one of the most forceful, and appropriately relentless, interrogators of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales during his grilling (or perhaps broiling is a better word) by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. 

Posted on Apr 21, 2007 READ MORE


Democrats Look for White House Links to Phone-Jamming Scandal

Sens. Patrick Leahy and Ted Kennedy want to know what links Jack Abramoff or the White House had, if any, to a criminal effort to suppress voter turnout in a 2002 Senate race.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


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