Archive for ‘October, 2008’

Watchdog Group Wins Legal Battle to Depose Cheney Aide

Watchdog Group Wins Legal Battle to Depose Cheney Aide

A government watchdog group can depose a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney about preserving vice presidential documents, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, a Clinton appointee, ordered Claire O’Donnell, Cheney’s deputy chief of staff, to meet with lawyers for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington […]

Vote-Flipping Diebold Machine Removed, Quarantined in CO

Vote-Flipping Diebold Machine Removed, Quarantined in CO

Karen Long, Adams County Clerk Takes Action After Voter Sees Vote Flip Repeatedly to Republican Candidate in State With Long History of E-Voting Failures Watchdog Group Issues Press Release Calling for No ‘Recalibration’, Immediate Removal, Impounding of Such Machines… — Brad Friedman, The BRAD BLOG A county clerk in Colorado has finally done the right […]

DOJ Rebuffs Bush, Agency Won’t Probe Ohio Voter Dispute

DOJ Rebuffs Bush, Agency Won’t Probe Ohio Voter Dispute

Despite pressure from Ohio Republicans and President George W. Bush, the Justice Department has declined to intervene in a voter dispute in Ohio that could have purged at least 200,000 voters from registration rolls. Jamie Hais, a spokesman for the civil rights division, said the Justice Department has been “in discussion” with Ohio’s Democratic Secretary […]

Alan Greenspan, Ayn Rand, and the ‘Credit Tsunami’

Alan Greenspan, Ayn Rand, and the ‘Credit Tsunami’

Last week the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform skewered Dr. Alan Greenspan, the rainmaking economist, for his dominant role as former chairman of the Federal Reserve in what he called the “once-in-a-century credit tsunami”. The immoderate capitalist philosopher, Ayn Rand, with whom Greenspan had a decades-long friendship, is being called the inciter of […]

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Palin Over Daughters Travel Expenses

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Palin Over Daughters Travel Expenses

An Anchorage, Alaska resident has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Sarah Palin with the state’s attorney general, alleging Palin misused her position by using taxpayer dollars to pay for her children to travel with her on state business. Frank Gwartney, a retired lineman, sent a three-page complaint directly to Attorney General Talis Colberg on […]

New GOP Ad Accuses Democrats of Trying to ‘Steal’ Ohio Election

New GOP Ad Accuses Democrats of Trying to ‘Steal’ Ohio Election

The Ohio Republican Party launched a new statewide ad Tuesday claiming Democrats are trying to “steal the election in Ohio” by allowing hundreds of thousands of people to vote illegally, the latest effort by GOP operatives in the battleground state to challenge the eligibility of newly registered voters, many of who are expected to vote […]

Out Damn Spot! This One Belongs to Us

Out Damn Spot! This One Belongs to Us

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, Bob Herbert, a New York Times columnist, expressed concern that the remaining swing voters could very well snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, in breaking for McCain. And should McCain miraculously come from behind, the “explanations” are already in place to quell dissent. This has always been […]

Afghanistan and Opium: The Big Payoff!

Afghanistan and Opium: The Big Payoff!

We have a choice of two general assumptions about Afghanistan.  We can assume that opium grows in Afghanistan because it has always grown there, and nobody can do anything about it, and that Hamid Karzai and President Bush would really like to do something about it, but they wouldn’t want to interfere with local customs, […]

McConnell: Sen. Stevens Should Resign or Face Expulsion

McConnell: Sen. Stevens Should Resign or Face Expulsion

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, convicted by a jury Monday of making false statements on financial disclosure forms, faces a swift expulsion from the U.S. Senate if he does not immediately resign, said Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell, R-Ky., told the Lexington Kentucky-Leader newspaper that Stevens, now a convicted felon, “should resign immediately.” […]

ACLU Urges DOJ to Refrain From Probing Ohio Voter Issues

ACLU Urges DOJ to Refrain From Probing Ohio Voter Issues

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Department of Justice to reject a White House request to review the eligibility of at least 200,000 newly registered voters in the battleground state of Ohio. In a letter sent to Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said, “with the election one […]

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