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Congressman Conyers to Rove: It's not me, it's you.

They say that elephants never forget; well, it seems that donkeys don't either:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) subpoenaed former White House senior adviser Karl Rove, a sign that Democrats are not letting go of investigations the Bush administration stonewalled.

The subpoena requires Rove to testify regarding his role in the Bush administration’s politicization of the Justice Department, including the firings of nine U.S. attorneys and the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

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War Hawk Says What? Bebe's Back.

It seems that the war-mongering, right-winger Bebe Netanyahu, yes, that Bebe Netanyahu, Israel's former prime minister, is leading in the polls, meaning he has much more than a passing shot at getting back the seat:

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Hawkish former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the clear favourite to become Israel's next premier after February 10 elections, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

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Go fuck yourself, Frank

"We spent a decade feasting on easy money..." What you mean "we," Frank?

Last I checked, real wages have been flat for thirty years, with lots of help from pundits like you, Frank. And as far as a "feast" goes, what I remember is the famine after the dot com bubble burst in 2000. Although the massive wet fart of the Big Shit Storm makes that bubble look like a picnic.

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In which lambert apologizes, again, for being prematurely correct


Why not just make banks regulated public utilities?
Why not put access to credit -- at least to little people like us -- on the same basis as access to other forms of power like electricity, gas, and water? Why not turn the banks into regulated public utilities like the water company, the power company, or the gas company?

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Punch's gain is Fred's loss

Kristol being a net negative.

Yes, Bill Kristol's moving from Izvestia to Pravda. How nice for him; how nice for them; indeed, how nice for everyone.

Who is anyone.

I assume he won't have to worry about losing his health insurance?

NOTE Via the Great Avedon. Read below the fold...

I hope this article is wrong: Atrios notes Obama asking Dems to drop family planning funds

Update 1/27, below--Boehner tells Repubs to just vote No.

--yeah, the family planning funding for poor people-- so he can get more Repub votes for stimulus/TARP/bailout/bad bank bill. And make Boehner stop whining and learn to love voting with Obama.

Because Boehner can never whine too much or bcz Repubs won or something...??? How you like them apples, libs? Read below the fold...

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Single payer miscellany

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Above All, Keep the Rubes on the Tit

To Our Leaderz and Betters in the Village, $650 million dollars is chump change, barely worth a guffaw at a Beltway cocktail party joke, a rounding error in the DoD budget, peanuts. But it's not to me. It has been more than 12 years since I've given the broadcast, cable or satellite people a single dime of my money, and if I have my say, they can take my money from me out of my cold, dead hands. Read below the fold...

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CREW's selective morality

Welch gives back Rangel contributions

Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Welch should go further and recuse himself from the Rangel investigation entirely.

“That’s definitely a problem,” Sloan said. “If you have taken money from the guy, you shouldn’t be judging him. Even if you are objective, there’s a real appearance problem.”

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MA regulators: Did Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Partners HealthCare collude to fix prices and raise rates 75%?


Partners, insurer under scrutiny

Attorney General Martha Coakley has launched an investigation into whether the state's largest health insurance company and its largest healthcare provider may have illegally colluded to increase the price of health insurance statewide over the last nine years, according to several legal and government sources.

The attorney general sent formal demands for information to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Partners HealthCare late last week, the sources say, calling for a detailed account of their contract negotiations in recent years.

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Oooooh ... the fantasy catalog came in the mail today!!! (Gardening pr0n)


with these pictures of fruits and vegetables that are just ... well. If Hefner'd cornered this market, that girl wouldn't've been running away from his manse, y'know?

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That's one way to free up the tranche called "Social Security"

If only the guy hadn't lived so long, this would be Sully's dream solution:

BAY CITY, Mich. - A 93-year-old man froze to death inside his home just days after the municipal power company restricted his use of electricity because of unpaid bills, officials said.

So much more efficient than rounding up an ice floe, some Alpo, and a can opener. Read below the fold...

Too bigger to fail

Housing Wire:

Just six publicly-traded financial institutions have gobbled up $190 billion of the Treasury’s TARP spending power in just three months since the program’s inception.

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"One Year Gitmo" Apologists, Please Read


Seventeen that can be released immediately.

Please read the letter attachment. Apparently, there are 17 "guests" there which all parties (even the Bush admin) agree should be released. Read below the fold...

It's in our hands


Iceland's coalition government collapsed on Monday after an unprecedented wave of public dissent, plunging the island nation into political turmoil as it seeks to rebuild an economy shattered by the global financial crisis.

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