Thursday, December 20, 2007

thursday reads

The Justice Department delayed prosecuting a key Republican official for jamming the phones of New Hampshire Democrats until after the 2004 election, protecting top GOP officials from the scandal until the voting was over.

Hugh's List of Bush Scandals

Wired: FBI Agents Skip Court Orders to Spy on Cellphone Users

Ken Richey to Be Freed After 20 Years on Ohio's Death Row

The Republican 2008 Plan Is Revealed

Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see the departure of "occupying forces" as the key to national reconciliation, according to focus groups conducted for the U.S. military last month.

The Republican Senate minority today filibustered an omnibus budget bill, setting a modern-day record for blocking the most legislation during a congressional session. A new report released today by the Campaign for America's Future details the 62 times conservatives have used the filibuster to block legislation (or force modification of bills) in the first session of the 110th Congress. In just the first year of this two-year Congress, their use of the filibuster in the Senate topped the previous record, reached during the entire 107th Congress.

Scott Horton: What the Jamie Leigh Jones Case Teaches Us and Just Another Day for the Department of Justice

All Spin Zone: Who is Really Running Congress? Vince McMahon??

Attack of the Killer Parasites (via Boing Boing)

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