Archive for ‘November, 2008’

They Auto Know Better: Fueling Anti-Union Fires

They Auto Know Better: Fueling Anti-Union Fires

My local newspaper editor, as he does regularly, once again attacked unions as the problem in America. This is the same editor who once said “all the laziest goof-offs and goldbricks in the newsroom” where he began his career were union officials-and that the unionized New York Times editorial writers are nothing more than “limousine […]

Senate Could Make Interim Appointment If Coleman-Franken Race Challenged

Senate Could Make Interim Appointment If Coleman-Franken Race Challenged

Al Franken’s campaign said Wednesday that it will not appeal a decision by Minnesota’s state canvassing board not to include absentee ballots that Franken’s campaign says were wrongfully rejected in the recount between the former Saturday Night Live comedian and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. But Marc Elias, Franken’s lead recount attorney, said in a conference […]

Former Bush Aide Claims Hurricane Katrina Made Him Steal

Former Bush Aide Claims Hurricane Katrina Made Him Steal

A former top domestic policy adviser to President George W. Bush had his license suspended for 90 days by a Washington, D.C. ethics panel that decided against harsher punishment against the man who plead guilty to a series of thefts at Target, in part, because he “internalized” the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Claude Allen, who resigned […]

Bush: ‘I Am a Lowly Sinner’

Bush: ‘I Am a Lowly Sinner’

President George W. Bush referred to the Bible “every day” since he has been president to help guide his decisions, but he also knows that he is a “lowly sinner seeking redemption,” according to an excerpt of an interview he gave to his sister Doro Bush Koch. The interview was conducted at the White House […]

Coleman-Franken Race Likely to Be Decided By Courts

Coleman-Franken Race Likely to Be Decided By Courts

Al Franken’s campaign said Wednesday that it will not appeal a decision by Minnesota’s state canvassing board not to include absentee ballots that Franken’s campaign says were wrongfully rejected in the recount between the former Saturday Night Live comedian and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. But Marc Elias, Franken’s lead recount attorney, said in a conference […]

Despite Protests, Obama Keeps Gates On As Defense Secretary

Despite Protests, Obama Keeps Gates On As Defense Secretary

In a show of bipartisan support, President-elect Barack Obama has decided to keep Robert Gates on as defense secretary despite protests from Iraq War opponents, according to published reports. “Mr. Obama’s advisers were nearing a formal agreement with Mr. Gates to stay on for perhaps a year, the Democrats said, and they expected to announce […]

More Than 6,000 Rejected Absentee Ballots Flagged in Franken-Coleman Race

More Than 6,000 Rejected Absentee Ballots Flagged in Franken-Coleman Race

Campaign officials working for Democratic senate hopeful Al Franken said Tuesday they have identified 6,432 absentee ballots that were rejected by election officials in Minnesota’s bitterly fought senate race and they intend to press the state canvassing board monitoring the recount to include ballots they claim were wrongfully rejected in the overall recount. In a […]

Rep. Filner: ‘Culture of Dishonesty’ At Department of Veterans Affairs

Rep. Filner: ‘Culture of Dishonesty’ At Department of Veterans Affairs

The economic meltdown that has dominated media coverage over the past several months has overshadowed a crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs, an agency in dire need of new leadership, veterans groups and Democratic lawmakers say. VA is now treating more than 350,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and with the war in Iraq […]

Ballots Missing in Coleman-Franken Recount, Attorney Says

Ballots Missing in Coleman-Franken Recount, Attorney Says

Democratic senate hopeful Al Franken’s campaign called on Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie Monday to locate ballots from several precincts in the state that are unaccounted for, the latest twist in the battle for the state’s senate seat that pits the former Saturday Night Live comedian against incumbent Norm Coleman. In a letter sent […]

The Case Against Retaining Gates at the Pentagon

The Case Against Retaining Gates at the Pentagon

President-elect Barack Obama’s apparent interest in retaining Robert Gates as secretary of defense and his appointment of two former subordinates of George Tenet to head the transition team at the Central Intelligence Agency point to continuity-not change-in American national security policy.   The leaders of the transition team, John Brennan and Jami Miscik, were actively engaged […]

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