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hardly believable…

Today’s GSA Congressional Hearing

the conscience of a conservative…

Andrew Sullivan writes The Daily Dish – a Conservative Blog for Atlantic Monthly, but, he’s a traditional Conservative rather than a "Bushie" [his latest book: The Conservative Soul - How We Lost It, How To Get It Back]. In his post yesterday, What Rove Has Wrought?, he writes: I’m somewhat stunned by the ambivalence of […]

the natives are getting restless…

Reason for Suspicion By Paul Kiel – March 27, 2007 TPM Muckraker.com Having spent some time digging into the administration’s stated reason for U.S. Attorney Carol Lam’s firing, it’s time to cleanse the palate with the reasons why we’re so suspicious. So here we go. Lam was never confronted over her approach to immigration prosecutions… […]

wait a minute! who’s the ghost?

Alberto, and the grey-suited ghost…

a big stinky…

George S. Cardona Named Acting United States Attorney Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney George S. Cardona was named yesterday by the Justice Department as acting U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California pending the appointment of Debra Wong Yang’s successor. “[Yang] was very good as U.S. attorney and she’ll certainly be […]

the 5th

I hate to be so obvious, but Goodling’s evoking the 5th Amendment is a bit over the  line [to say the least]: "The American people are left to wonder what conduct is at the base of Ms. Goodling’s concern that she may incriminate herself in connection with criminal charges if she appears before the committee […]

the attorneys…

State District Old New Florida Southern Marcos D. Jiminez [resigned 04/21/2005] R. Alexander Acosta [confirmed by Senate] Colorado   John Suthers [elected State Attorney] Troy Eid [confirmed by Senate] Wisconsin Western J.B. Van Hollen [elected State Attorney] Erik C. Peterson [confirmed by Senate] Minnesota   Tom Heffelfinger [resigned 02/2006] Rachel K. Paulose [confirmed by Senate] […]

the big picture is still not in the mainstream, but it’s growing…

Mary: the left coaster Digby: Hullabaloo Josh Marshall: TPM Christy Hardin Smith: Firedoglake McClatchy News Service Big Picture. What Big Picture? It’s all about controlling the 2008 Presidential election.

never let go of the u.s. attorney scandal…

In January 2006, Kyle Sampson responded to Harriet Miers inquiry about replacing U.S. Attorneys with this email: There are practical obstacles to removing and replacing U.S. Attorneys. First, wholesale removal of U.S. Attorneys would cause significant disruption to the work of the Department of Justice. Second, individual U.S. Attorneys often were originally recommended for appointment […]