This is the disrespect in which our Congress holds our Constitution: they will continue to chip away at the Fourth Amendment, by passing yet another extension of the PATRIOT Act without addressing the clear abuses identified since the last extension. US Congress leaders have agreed to extend for four years an array of counter-terrorism surveillance [...]
|By: emptywheel Thursday May 19, 2011 3:20 pm|
|By: emptywheel Thursday February 11, 2010 6:20 pm|
Apparently, Obama told Mitch McConnell that if the GOP didn’t start releasing their hostages, he would recess appoint the whole lot of them. And, as a result of a direct threat, McConnell and his buddies released 27 of their hostages. But Obama is calling for the Republicans to release all their hostages. Today, the United [...]
|By: emptywheel Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:31 am|
The best explanation for why, after having been briefed that underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was in FBI custody (and therefore, anyone who watches TV would know, mirandized), Republicans more recently started attacking the Obama Administration for having mirandized Abdulmutallab is this: Republicans discovered the renewed power of terrorism in last month’s special Senate election [...]
|By: emptywheel Sunday February 7, 2010 1:40 pm|
Surprise, surprise. Just days after Crazy Pete Hoekstra did what Crazy Pete Hoekstra attacked Nancy Pelosi for last year–accused the CIA of lying–he’s now caught in another position he has criticized Pelosi for–not objecting in a briefing to an Administration policy he subsequently claimed to be vehemently opposed to. On Meet the Press this morning, [...]
|By: emptywheel Friday March 6, 2009 9:48 am|
Apparently, one of the things motivating Justice Ginsburg to get back to her regular schedule is Jim Bunning’s prediction of her imminent demise. Heck. If one of the most conservative Senators wants to motivate one of the most liberal Justices to stay at work, I’ll take that.
|By: emptywheel Friday December 19, 2008 1:31 pm|
Bob Corker and his Republican buddies are pissed that the President just implemented what amounts to their very own “compromise” auto relief bill. I guess we have yet further proof they were never negotiating in good faith.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday November 18, 2008 7:11 am|
Why is Mitch McConnell hiding from the debate about the auto bailout?
|By: emptywheel Friday November 14, 2008 12:25 pm|
Thousands of the Minority Leader’s constituents will be idled during the Christmas season. Which might have something to do with Harry Reid’s insistence on trying to pass an auto bailout during the lame duck session.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday October 28, 2008 4:49 pm|
John McCain has called on Uncle Toobz to resign (ignoring, of course, that he may be guilty of the same crime himself), Mitch McConnell has piled on, and even Sarah Palin has decided it is safe to take on her mentor.
But the Bush Administration? Dana Perino’s no comment sounds remarkably like the “no comment”s we got just before Bush commuted Scooter Libby’s sentence.