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Feinstein on EFCA

The story from KHTS that has been floating around this afternoon — that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D, Calif.) has suddenly reversed herself on the Employee Free Choice Act–  is not ...

Murtha’s Problems Continue, Worsen

From Roll Call this morning (sub req’d): In early 2005, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) apparently added language to a tsunami relief bill shifting $8.2 million from a former client of his ...

The Judge’s View of Judging

At today’s media availability on Capitol Hill, Sen. Jon Kyl (R, Ariz.) laid out the Republicans’ approach to the Sotomayor nomination. When President Obama was a senator and he decided to ...

Go on, Hug the Tumor

Regarding Illinois, a reader reminds me of this grotesque display from last August. Featuring Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), Mayor Daley (D), Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D), Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D), ...

Will Ensign Enlist?

As the Des Moines Register pointed out, it barely mattered that Sen. John Ensign (R., Nev.), visiting Iowa yesterday, said flatly, “I’m not running for president in 2012.” It barely ...

Government Corruption Friday

In Chicago: *Isaac Carothers, a close ally of Mayor Richard M. Daley, could soon become the 31st Chicago Alderman to be convicted on criminal charges since 1973. Far more interesting than ...

New Abu Ghraib Claims

Retired Major General Antonio Taguba, who investigated detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, is quoted in today’s Daily Telegraph regarding the photographs President Obama chose not to release. Taguba says he agrees ...

The Burris Tapes

Sen. Roland Burris (D, Ill.) wants the world to believe that the wiretap in which he was recorded speaking with Robert Blagojevich (brother of the former Illinois governor) somehow exonerates ...