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Attorneygate Fallout

by S-Q @ 3:00 PM MDT

Washington Monthly

Hey, remember that local corruption case that Heather Wilson and Pete Domenici wanted the New Mexico U.S. Attorney to file before the November midterms? It would have been sweet. After all, there’s nothing like a juicy corruption probe against the opposition party to help the good guys in a close election.

Well, indictments have finally been returned. Bud Cummins, one of the other fired U.S. Attorneys, writes about it in Salon today:

On Friday, a New Mexico federal grand jury returned an indictment against New Mexico Senate President Pro Tem Manny Aragon and others of conspiring to skim $4.2 million in public funds. This happens to be the culmination of an investigation supervised by my colleague David Iglesias, before he was forced to resign. It is also the same case that stimulated improper telephone calls to Mr. Iglesias from a U.S. senator and a congresswoman.

Note: Photo is © 2007 Stephen Pitt

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Cutting edge animation unveils "Digital Dubya"

by Geezer Power @ 12:35 PM PDT

Digital Dubya


CUTTING-EDGE DIGITAL ANIMATION MOVES EDITORIAL CARTOONING INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

New developments are a collaboration between of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Imaging Research Center, political cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher and the Walters Art Museum

A dramatic new development in the art of editorial cartooning was unveiled today at The Walters Art Museum in conjunction with Mightier Than the Sword: The Satirical Pen of KAL on view June 18–Sept. 3. The debut showcased a three-dimensional virtual caricature bust of George W. Bush. The digital bust was the brain child of Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher—the international award winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist of London and former editorial cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun .

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The Daily Show – Iranian Hostage Crisis

by S-Q @ 1:20 PM MDT

Happy Saturday All! ;)

Open thread… What’s on your mind?

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as always, Jon is hilarious! ;)

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S-Q SCORES!!!

by S-Q @ 1:15 PM MDT

S-Q SCORES!!!
Wow!!!
Oops!!!
It’s a Secret!!!
Keep watching the blog for further information!!!

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The Spin, I’m In! Dedications to You our Readers..

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 10:00 pm EDT

TAKE ON ME AND FIND ME!

Can you ?

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Karl Rove: Creating a permanent Republican majority

by Geezer Power 6:23:00 PM PDT

~VIDEO~

The Rovian Era

KARL ROVE’S FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER PROSECUTOR SCANDAL

NY Times editorial
Published: April 1, 2007

Turn over a scandal in Washington these days and the chances are you’ll find Karl Rove. His tracks are everywhere: whether it’s helping to purge United States attorneys, coaching bureaucrats on how to spend taxpayers’ money to promote Republican candidates, hijacking the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for partisan politics, or helping to organize a hit on the character of one of the first people to publicly reveal the twisting of intelligence reports on Iraq.

Whatever the immediate objective, Mr. Rove seems focused on one overarching goal: creating a permanent Republican majority, even if that means politicizing every aspect of the White House and subverting the governmental functions of the executive branch. This is not the Clinton administration’s permanent campaign. The Clinton people had difficulty distinguishing between the spin cycle of a campaign and the tone of governing. That seems quaint compared with the Bush administration’s far more menacing failure to distinguish the Republican Party from the government, or the state itself.

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Failed Leader Plagues Britain as Well!

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 2:15 PM EDT

Blair faces ‘botched job’ protests as Home Office is carved up

By Andrew Grice

Tony Blair’s decision to split the Home Office into separate security and justice departments has provoked a storm of protest from judges and MPs in all parties.

The Prime Minister was accused of a “botched job” after rushing through the sweeping changes before he stands down this summer. Although Mr Blair argued that the shake-up would strengthen the fight against terrorism, critics warned they would undermine the battle against crime.

Belfast Telegraph

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The Spin, I’m In!

by S-Q @ 5:46 PM MDT

The Corrs – Breathless (Live)

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Another GOP calls for Gonzo’s Head!

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 1:00 PM EDT

Mar 31, 2007 12:56 PM
By JENNIFER TALHELM, AP

WASHINGTON
(Map, News) – A Republican congressman on Saturday urged Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, citing what he said were Gonzales’ contradictory statements about his role in the firing of eight federal prosecutors.

“I trusted him before, but I can’t now,” said five-term Rep. Lee Terry, whose district includes metropolitan Omaha.

Gonzales’ credibility took a blow this past week during testimony by his former chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sampson, who resigned March 12, said the attorney general was regularly briefed about plans to fire the prosecutors and was involved with discussions about “this process of asking certain U.S. attorneys to resign.”

Examiner Story

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Pentagon’s Funds Can Last Through July

by S-Q @ 10:00 AM MDT

New York Times

By CARL HULSE and THOM SHANKER
Published: March 31, 2007

WASHINGTON, March 30 — The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has estimated that the Army has enough budget flexibility to pay for its military operations through July in the event that a standoff between the White House and Congress over Iraq holds up the money the administration says it needs for the war effort.

The service’s report, made public Friday by Senate Democrats, said the Pentagon may have to shift money between accounts and curtail some nonessential activities, but said Congress has provided the military with new ability to do so, lessening the potential for disruptions until additional money is approved.

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