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NPR is teh suck

NPT had a l-o-o-o-o-n-g interview with Republican thug Jeff Sessions on immigration this morning, a few perfunctory quotes from Kennedy (who did get date-raped on this Bipartisan deal, just like NCLB. When will Democrats understand that the only legislation Republicans like, besides earmarks for their districts, either wrecks the government or the Constitution?) Read below the fold...

Dems to cave on Iraq timeline?

WTF? Did Broderella stamp his tiny feet? AP:

In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of billions of dollars in spending on domestic programs, officials said Monday.

J-e-e-z-u-s. Why cave to Mr. 28%? Read below the fold...

Bush domestic policy czar: "I am never going to hire another woman because they just get pregnant and leave."


Via TNR today (login required): When Bush chief domestic policy advisor Karl Zinsmeister was editing The American Enterprise, an AEI house organ, here's what he had to say to business manager, Garth Cadiz:

"[ZINSMEISTER] I am never going to hire another woman because they just get pregnant and leave."


Of course, as always with authoritarians, it sounds better in the original German: Read below the fold...

Vote Dem Federally, vote Green state and local

History tells us that non-winger third party movements at the national level help our enemies. Ralph Nader helped select Bush in 2000, and John Anderson took 7 million votes when Reagan was elected in 1980. (By the same token, that loon Perot helped elect Clinton.) Read below the fold...

Yet another authoritarian perv

Nice work on that "family values" thing, Dr. Laura:

The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called "repulsive."

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Digby: The singles

[Because sometimes you just don't have time to listen to the whole album....]

#1. A very large number of right wing legal scholars seem to have the unusual view that a president has committed high crimes and misdemeanors if he lies about a sexual affair but he has ultimate authority to do anything he chooses in his role as president." (digby) Read below the fold...

Giuliana's wife a salaried employee


giuliani-drag And no wonder... Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. I'm sure it's highly legitimate, especially for a man as secure with his sexuality as Rudy obviously is. The New York Daily News:

Being Mrs. Rudy Giuliani can't be easy, but at least it pays well - about $10,000 a month.

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How many other warrantless surveillance programs is Bush running that we don't know about?

From the excellent FrontLine program:

Memo from VRWC to Justice: Suck it up and get on with the coup

That's the bottom line. But we're going to have to hack through thickets of obfuscation to get there. Work with me here:

Today, the VRWC needs to protect The Non-Answerer from truthteller Jim Comey. And Fred Hiatt comes through right on cue. Read below the fold...

Haven't I heard this tune before?

Super. Teh Bipartisan! Broderella must be happy:

In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers agreed Thursday on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully.

Sealed after months of secretive bargaining, the deal mandates bolstered border security and a high-tech employment verification system to prevent illegal workers from getting jobs.

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One down, three to go

The Comb-licking One takes a tumble:

[World Bank] President Paul Wolfowitz will resign at the end of June, he and the bank said late Thursday, ending his long fight to survive pressure for his ouster over the generous compensation he arranged for his girlfriend.

Of course, we're not saying "generous compensation package," now are we? Because that would be wrong [snicker]. Read below the fold...

Maybe somebody could ask Mrs. Ashcroft who made the call?

No confidence vote for Abu G next week


Two Democrats called for a no- confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, while a leading Republican predicted he would step down after a congressional investigation is completed.

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Tenacious W


W for "Wolfie," I mean. A hilarious story on Wolfie resignation kabuki:

Wolfowitz Hangs On As Ouster Hits Wall

Odd, that. So many investigations of Bush insiders seem to hit walls.

The [World Bank] board adjourned without resolution late yesterday, promising to keep talking today.

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All Monica, all the time!


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