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Scalia Dismisses ‘Living Constitution’

Feb 15, 2006
The Supreme Court justice drives home his misguided belief that changes in society's mores shouldn't be reflected in the Constitution. Sure: the Founding Fathers got it all right 200 years ago--including the bit about counting Americans of African descent as three-fifths of a person.

Jon Stewart Roasts Cheney

Feb 15, 2006
"Don't let your kids go hunting with the vice president. I don't care what kind of lucrative contracts they're trying to land or energy regulations they're trying to get lifted. He'll shoot them in the face." | video

Cheney Shotgun Victim Suffers Heart Attack

Feb 15, 2006
Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident, has a birdshot pellet in his heart and had "a minor heart attack" Tuesday morning He is back in intensive care | story The ER chief at the Texas hospital, asked if the birdshot could endanger Whittington's life, responded: "When birdshot is in your body, there's always the risk they can move We'll watch very closely for any migration" Continuing Coverage: Account of Doctors raises questions on heart injury Think Progress: Scott McClellan concealed the heart attack from the press A White House spokesman cracked jokes on the record about the incident (before Whittington suffered the heart attack) The Smoking Gun surfaces the Texas hunting accident report (hat tip: Huffington Post) The lowdown on what hunting rules Cheney broke Slow Leak: Time publishes an inside account of why Cheney didn't publicly disclose news of the accident for 24 hourscom/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/13/AR2006021301303html" title="Unloading on Cheney:">Unloading on Cheney: Comedians take aim at the vice president.

Iraqi Shiites Nominate Jafari as Prime Minister

Feb 13, 2006
The largely ineffectual interim leader is now set to take formal control of the country. He is backed by theocratic Shiites in Iran and the rabidly anti-American cleric Moktada al-Sadr in Iraq. A theocratic state, virulently hostile to U.S. interests? Right now Ahmad Chalabi is almost starting to look good in comparison. | story