Why Didn’t FBI Investigate AFIP’s Role in Starting the Iraq-Anthrax Rumors?

By: Monday May 23, 2011 1:20 pm

I’ve been reading the National Academy of Sciences Anthrax Report and noted something odd in follow-up to the McClatchy report of the other day describing unexplained tin and silicon in one of the anthrax samples. (Here’s Jim White’s post on the report.) As McClatchy reported, there’s some weird data about silicon and tin in some [...]

FBI’s Shrinks-4-Hire: Stalkers Are Likely Bioterrorists

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 12:44 pm

The FBI has linked to a redacted executive summary of the report some shrink contractors did on Bruce Ivins. While it is just the executive summary and even that is partly redacted, the report basically paints Bruce Ivins was a stalker which therefore makes him a possible bioterrorist. Unfortunately for the shrinks who did the [...]

Government Trying to Fudge on Its Claim to Absolute Power

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 11:20 am

I’m working on a post on the news that DOJ will not charge Jose Rodriguez for destroying the torture tapes. But that’s going to take a while (read the NYT on the news in the meantime). In the meantime, though, I wanted to point to Adam Serwer’s summary of yesterday’s hearing on the Anwar al-Awlaki [...]

John Yoo’s Wrestling Match with the First Amendment

By: Monday March 9, 2009 7:45 am

Read with the close attention with which John Yoo refuses to read our Constitution, Yoo’s latest attempt at self-defense is even more pathetic.

The FISA Dance in the Wake of 9/11

By: Wednesday March 4, 2009 8:31 pm

Looseheadprop asks some good questions about the September 25, 2001 opinion on FISA David Kris requested from OLC. While I think I can explain the timing of that opinion, what truly disturbs me is the move to eviscerate the Fourth Amendment (to justify warrantless wiretaps) precisely as PATRIOT went to Congress.

Tweety Sez, “Why Not Dr. Dean?”

By: Tuesday February 3, 2009 4:57 pm

Tweety asks the question I’ve been wondering about: why not name Dean as HHS Secretary?

Gibbs Won’t Say There Aren’t More Tax Problems

By: Tuesday February 3, 2009 2:54 pm

From today’s press briefing (via email):

Q That doesn’t say who decided that this was the best move. And if I could just follow up quickly. Are there other nominees out there with tax problems that we don’t know about?

MR. GIBBS: The President is quite confident in the people that serve in this White House and serve in this administration; that we’ve put a standard of

I Bet Howard Dean Pays His Taxes

By: Tuesday February 3, 2009 10:12 am

As Jane has reported, Tom Daschle has withdrawn from consideration to be HHS Secretary.

Which leaves a spot open for someone who has thought a lot about how to get Americans health care and a proven leader.

How about Howard Dean?

If you’re interested, there’s a Facebook group where you can show your support for Dean for HHS.

Who Told Woodward of Impending Tax Problems Over 10 Days Ago?

By: Tuesday February 3, 2009 7:47 am

While I’m disgusted that a third Obama nominee has tax problems (though at least Killefer is withdrawing), I’m just as disturbed that Bob Woodward knew this was coming.

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