If studying the Bible is what led Republican Christianists to not be able to pass a budget (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), not rein in Bush's illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), and not be able to do one damn thing about the Iraq Clusterfuck (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), then less Bible study, please, say I. The Hill: Read more about Republicans to lose their Bible-study room in the Capitol
Get a load of this counterfactual rhetoric:
A statement issued by 30 [Iraqi] lawmakers and six Cabinet ministers said their boycott [of parliamentary proceedings] was necessary because the meeting constituted a "provocation to the feelings of the Iraqi people and a violation of their constitutional rights." The statement did not explain that claim.
Famously disciplined Bush White House can't manage to pull off timely meeting with its own client state
President Bush's high-stakes summit with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was put off Wednesday amid political unrest in Baghdad and public disclosure of U.S. doubts about the Iraqi leader's capacity to control sectarian warfare.
Texans used to have ways of dealing with people like this, often involving tall horses, short ropes and tree branches. In these degenerate days we can only giggle at stories like this one:
It's the thought that counts, not the size of the gift, the Texas Ethics Commission has ruled, saying public officials don't have to tell anyone how much money they get as presents from political donors.
At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia's newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn't long before Bush found him.
"How's your boy?" Bush asked, referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq.
Once again, I'm not cynical enough about the Beltway cesspool.
The crass and craven willingness to evade responsibility and accountability would be beyond belief if we had not already experienced six long years of it: Read more about Beltway establishment blames the Pottery Barn
House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has decided against naming either Rep. Jane Harman (Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee, or Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (Fla.), the panel's No. 2 Democrat, to chair the pivotal committee next year.
Whether you're with Bush and his Iraq war or agin' him, you're going to talk a lot about the troops — whether supporting them means keeping them in Iraq or getting them home.
When a veteran joins the debate — in favor of a war that even Henry Kissinger admits is unwinnable, and which Bush admits is unconnected with the homeland attack he's avidly conflated it with — the discussion takes on a new dimension. Read more about A tonic for the troops
A federal judge struck down President Bush's authority to designate groups as terrorists, saying his post-Sept. 11 executive order was unconstitutional and vague, according to a ruling released Tuesday.
Detail on the ruling: Read more about Hey, maybe they won't get to send us to the camps after all!