Archive for March 30th, 2007

by S-Q @ 5:00 PM MDT

Raw Story

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today requested that former Special Assistant to the President, Susan Ralston, appear at a deposition on Apr. 5th, as part of the committee’s ongoing investigation into the connection between the White House and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Ralston, who was a deputy to White House Adviser Karl Rove between 2001 and 2006, appeared frequently in emails collected in the case.

The Committee found that Ralston had 69 contacts with Abramoff or his associates during that time, according to a letter sent by Committee Chair Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).

Another One Bites the Dust…

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by S-Q @ 3:45 PM MDT

Raw Story

The House Government Committee today formally requested Secretary Rice to testify before the Oversight Committee on Apr. 18th regarding the Bush administration’s claims that Iraq sought uranium from Niger, White House treatment of classified information, the appointment of Ambassador Jones as “special coordinator” for Iraq, and other subjects.

Claims that Iraq were seeking uranium from Niger were based on documents that were later proved to be forgeries, and caused ire among Democrats and others who felt the Administration had provided false information to Congress about Iraq in the lead-up to war.

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Apple Unveils it’s Newest Product!

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 5:38 PM EDT

Steve Jobs who recently introduced the iPhone now proudly presents the iRack

Steve Jobs introduces the iRack. The skit is a hilarious and clever political commentary on the Iraq war.

Thanks to Geezerpower for the Link

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JIB JAB: What we call the news!

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 3:00 PM EDT



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by S-Q @ 11:35 AM MDT

Raw Story

Multiple sources reported today that a top aide to President George W. Bush’s key adviser Karl Rove will soon step down from her job in the White House. The aide, Sara M. Taylor, was identified in yesterday’s hearing with a former top Justice Department official as seeking the resignation of a US Attorney in Arkansas. She could still face a subpoena, RAW STORY learned.

Last week, the House and Senate Judiciary Committees authorized subpoenas of Scott Jennings, a deputy to Taylor, who is a top aide to Karl Rove. A House Judiciary Committee aide told RAW STORY she could still face a subpoena today.

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White House Targeted 20 Democrats For 2008 Defeat

by S-Q @ 11:00 AM MDT

Raw Story
Published: Friday March 30, 2007

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) is seeking information about slides targeting 20 Democratic-controlled Congressional districts for the 2008 Election. In January, the White House sent J. Scott Jennings, an aide to Karl Rove, to present a slide show to a group of employees of the General Services Administration.

Waxman believes the presentation, and subsequent remarks made by GSA Director Lurita Alexis Doan may have violated the ‘Hatch Act,’ which prohibits federal employees from using their positions for political purposes. Doan is alleged to have suggested that she could use GSA contracts to help Republican Members of Congress hold their seats in the House.

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A Song For You!

by S-Q @ 10:20 AM MDT

Open thread…

An afternoon song for all of my friends and fellow bloggers! Enjoy!

From the DVD “Willie Nelson and Friends – Live & Kickin”, it was Willie Nelson’s 70th birthday party at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre on April 9, 2003. Leon and Willie take a verse, of this Leon Russell original, and let Ray finish it up, as only Ray (one-take) could. He died not long after this. Thanks Ray.

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