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Patriot Act Renewal Passes by Two Votes

The cliffhanger vote caught Republican leaders by surprise. The president is expected to sign the legislation into law before Friday.
With the nation’s attention trained squarely on the Dubai Ports fiasco (not that it’s an unimportant issue), Congress has passed the most sweeping abridgement of American freedoms in a generation—with barely a peep from the public.

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


North Carolina GOP Asks for Church Directories

The request, which echoes something the Bush-Cheney ticket did in the 2004 race, has been met with protests from across the spectrum.

Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE


Sunday TV Leans to the Right, Study Finds

A Media Matters study spanning 1997 to 2005 concludes: “Sunday talk shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC are dominated by conservative voices, from newsmakers to commentators.” Most frequent guest: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), with 124 appearances.

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney Shoots a Texas Liberal

Welcome back to the paradoxical Bush/Cheney “responsibility society,” where no one (starting with the administration) takes responsibility.

Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE



From spiegel.de

Wolfowitz Packing World Bank With Cronies

Paul Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, has appointed many apparently unqualified Republican loyalists to high positions at the international agency. “The bank is stewing with discontent.” | story

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


Republican Who Oversees NSA Calls for Wiretap Inquiry

Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) breaks with the White House and calls for a full congressional inquiry into Bush’s spy program. | story
The dam hasn’t just cracked—it’s gushing.

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


Bush’s Hypocrisy on Oil

We agree with Arianna and the Washington Post on their incredulity about Bush’s plan to wean the U.S. off oil.

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


Danforth Takes On the Christian Right

The retired U.S. senator, diplomat and Episcopal priest is counting on “nausea” to sour people on evangelical politics. | story
To that, we can only say “Amen!”

Posted on Feb 2, 2006 READ MORE


Enron Elephant
Illustration by Karen Spector

Put the Politicians in the Enron Docket

There simply would be no Enron story were it not for the deregulation of the energy market ushered in by Republican politicians.

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


Lawmakers Appear to Distance Selves From Lobbyists

Both Republicans and Democrats are canceling meetings with lobbyists in the wake of the Abramoff scandal. | story
Pardon our cynicism, but as long as lobbyists have money to dole out, lawmakers will find a way to the trough.
Any lobbying-reform legislation that results from this scandal will be rendered moot as quickly as you can say “McCain-Feingold.”

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


Did Bush Kick the Abramoff Prosecutor Upstairs?

The president has removed the chief prosecutor investigating the Jack Abramoff case. How? By nominating him to a federal judgeship. | story
Democrats find the move so suspicious that they are calling for a special prosecutor in the corruption case.

 

Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


blogger Josh Marshall
From talkingpointsmemo.com

White House Photo Agency Deletes Bush-Abramoff Pictures

Blogger Josh Marshall discovers that official Republican photographers deleted pictures from their website of the president and the disgraced lobbyist. | post
The Daily DeLay reports that the president of that photographic company is a Bush contributor. | post

Posted on Jan 27, 2006 READ MORE


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Fox News / via Think Progress

McCain Calls Spying Program Illegal

Think Progress notes that the Arizona senator is the latest in a long list of Republican conservatives who have expressed strong doubts about the program’s legality. | blog
Crooks and Liars has the video.

Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


Targeted UCLA Prof Speaks Out

She slams the hypocrisy of a right-wing academic witch hunt. | story
“I’d hate to be mistaken for a ‘conservative,’ ” she says, “but the barbarians really are at the gates.”

Posted on Jan 22, 2006 READ MORE


Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio), chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development
Bill Haber / AP

As Though The Republicans Needed Another Lobbying Scandal

Ohio Rep. Bob Ney lobbied Colin Powell to ease sanctions on Iran—at the behest of a crooked lobbyist. | story
Iran and dirty lobbying: Can you even imagine a more sordid combo? No wonder Ney just stepped down from his leadership post. | story

Posted on Jan 16, 2006 READ MORE


Pay to Play With Jack

Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in a plea deal,  is about to blow the whistle on a dozen congressmen— launching what should be the biggest scandal in decades. 

Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE


Dems Didn’t Take a Dime From Abramoff, Dean Says

Don’t believe the hype, says Howard Dean, this is a purely Republican scandal | more

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


Bush, Delay Dump Abramoff Donations

Attempt to distance themselves as scandal rocks Washington | more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


Jack Abramoff’s ‘Cesspool of Corruption’

Robert Scheer says Jack Abramoff’s “massive web of corruption” represents the “death throes of the GOP revolution.”
Also, our in-depth report on the scandal.

Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE


Abramoff Pleads Guilty, Will Make Deal

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, agreeing to cooperate in a corruption investigation that could rock the Republican congressional leadership. Story.

Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE


The Big Scandal of 2006

Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff will destroy the GOP with what promises to be the biggest congressional corruption scandal in years.

Posted on Dec 29, 2005 READ MORE


Tonto’s Revenge

The outrageous rip-off of Native American tribes by a top Republican lobbyist is leading inexorably to a reckoning for the allegedly morally superior religious and political right.

Posted on Dec 7, 2005 READ MORE


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