Archive for ‘October, 2008’

Jury Finds Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens Guilty of All Charges

Jury Finds Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens Guilty of All Charges

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the United States Senate, has been found guilty by a Washington, D.C. jury on all seven counts of making false statements on Senate financial disclosure forms. “Jurors found that Stevens willfully filed false financial disclosure forms that hid such gifts as the renovations that doubled his […]

Massive Voter Turnout Expected in Ohio, One-Third Via Absentee Ballot

Massive Voter Turnout Expected in Ohio, One-Third Via Absentee Ballot

More than one million residents of Ohio intend to vote in next week’s presidential election via absentee ballot, an unprecedented number that will likely result in historic voter turnout in the battleground state, according to Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. Brunner said she expects more than six million Ohioans to vote on Nov. 4, […]

America’s Buddy-Buddy Campaign Press Corps

America’s Buddy-Buddy Campaign Press Corps

It’s a little more than a week before the presidential election, and I’m worried about what happens afterwards. I’m not worried about the candidates, the people, or the country. I’m worried about the media. First, I’m worried about the TV ad salespeople. For more than a year they haven’t had to do much other than sit […]

Juror Dismissed in Stevens Corruption Trial; Deliberations to Restart

Juror Dismissed in Stevens Corruption Trial; Deliberations to Restart

A juror in Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’s corruption trial was dismissed Sunday night by the judge presiding over the proceedings due to the death of her father. An alternate juror will take the woman’s place and deliberations in the case will have to restart, said Judge Emmet Sullivan. Sullivan said the “the court is inclined […]

Lawmakers Urge DOJ Not to Intervene in Ohio Voter Dispute

Lawmakers Urge DOJ Not to Intervene in Ohio Voter Dispute

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and five congressional Democratic lawmakers from Ohio, urged Attorney General Michael Mukasey not to intervene in Ohio’s voter registration dispute where Republicans have challenged the integrity of 200,000 new voter registration forms. “The eyes of the nation are once again on Ohio in the Nov. 4 election in this critical election,” […]

Palin Wraps Up Two Hours of Testimony in Alaska Ethics Probe

Palin Wraps Up Two Hours of Testimony in Alaska Ethics Probe

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wrapped up about two hours of testimony conducted at a St. Louis hotel Friday by an independent investigator hired by the state’s personnel board to probe Palin’s firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.  Monegan claims he was ousted for because he refused to fire Palin’s ex brother-in-law, a state trooper […]

Palins to Be Deposed Today in Alaska Ethics Investigation

Palins to Be Deposed Today in Alaska Ethics Investigation

An attorney hired by Alaska’s personnel board to investigate whether Gov. Sarah Palin violated state ethics laws when she fired her public safety commissioner will depose the governor and her husband today. Timothy Petumenos, the attorney hired by the personnel board, will spend about six hours interviewing Palin and her husband, Todd, said Thomas Van […]

Cold War Espionage Transcripts Unsealed

Cold War Espionage Transcripts Unsealed

Today, in response to a petition filed by the National Security Archive and several historical associations, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released the previously secret grand jury transcripts of eight witnesses related to Cold War espionage prosecutions. The nearly 300 pages of transcripts from the Brothman/Moskowitz grand jury reveal important new details about […]

Bush Orders DOJ to Probe Ohio Voter Registrations

Bush Orders DOJ to Probe Ohio Voter Registrations

In a déjà vu moment from Campaign 2006, President George W. Bush again is asking his Attorney General to launch an investigation into the registration of hundreds of thousands of new voters, many of whom are expected to vote Democratic. Bush forwarded to Attorney General Michael Mukasey a Republican request that he intervene in the […]

Watchdog Group Files Complaint Against Palin Over Shopping Spree

Watchdog Group Files Complaint Against Palin Over Shopping Spree

The government watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint Thursday against Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and several other political operatives associated with the RNC, for spending $150,000 on clothing for Palin and her family, alleging  […]

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