Monthly Archives: February 2009

Report: Gregg Steered Earmarks To Project In Which He Had Invested

Zachary Roth TPMMuckracker February 27, 2009 Maybe Judd Gregg’s withdrawal as Commerce Secretary nominee really was for the best. In a lengthy and detailed investigative report, the Associated Press reveals today that the New Hamshire GOP senator funneled federal earmarks … Continue reading

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If an elected official wants to have her children around her at all times… RESIGN

Syrin from Wasilla’s Blog (2/27/09) In response to the recent settlement with the personnel board over state paid travel expenses for her family, Governor Palin’s office has begun asking those who extend an invitation for the governor to attend a … Continue reading

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Senate to investigate CIA’s actions under Bush

The ‘fact-finding’ effort will seek details on secret prisons and interrogation methods — but will not aim to determine if CIA officials broke laws, legislative sources say. Greg Miller Los Angeles Times February 27, 2009 The Senate Intelligence Committee is … Continue reading

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Senate will advance torture commission

Is there a lot America doesn’t know about Bush torture policies? There is, says Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. “This is going to be big.” Mark Benjamin salon.com Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to move forward … Continue reading

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As the GOP Burns, Some Party Leaders Still Cling to Conspiracy Theory

Steve Benen Washington Monthly February 22, 2009 Why is it so painfully difficult to take the Republican Party seriously in the 21st century? Because they haven’t quite figured out that credibility comes with a degree of political maturity. Take Sen. … Continue reading

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Whalin’ Palin

She may be off the national stage, but the Republican empress continues to ravage America’s great wilderness state. Her latest target? Beluga whales. Katharine Mieszkowski salon.com Monday, Feb 23, 2009 The 180 watery miles from the Gulf of Alaska to … Continue reading

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Investigating Bush’s Crimes

SCOTT HORTON The Nation February 18, 2009 When the Obama transition team opened a questions referendum on its popular change.gov website in December, one issue quickly soared to the top. “Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor (ideally Patrick Fitzgerald) to … Continue reading

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