Senate To Start Roberts Hearings
FEMA Director Michael Brown resigns — Chief steps down following removal from role in New Orleans aid effort — WASHINGTON - Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned "in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president," …
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Welcome to the Roberts Confirmation Hearings — 12:50 - Senator Grassley says that Roberts appears to be extremely well qualified, and is impressed with his view of the "limited role" of the courts. He is the first to say he wants to ask Roberts about his responsibilities as head of the federal judiciary …
Discussion: Sentencing Law and Policy
Douglas Berman / Sentencing Law and Policy: Can Roberts bring consensus to SCOTUS sentencing jurisprudence?
Matt Margolis / Blogs for Bush:
Roberts Hearings: Live Blogging Day 1 — most recent updates on top... UPDATE, 3:33 PM EDT: Roberts concludes... Recess until 9:30 tomorrow morning. Will post Roberts' complete opening statement shortly. — UPDATE, 3:32 PM EDT: Roberts is doing a great job. "I come before the committee with no agenda... no platform."
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Hearings Tempest Downgraded to Topical Storm — Hurricane Katrina is having a gale-force impact on the John Roberts confirmation hearings. — When the Senate hearings begin this morning, the cable news networks plan to dip in and out after carrying some opening statements.
Senate To Start Roberts Hearings
Betsy / Betsy's Page: Edward Kennedy has found a hook to tie Katrina to his grilling of Judge Roberts.
Douglas Berman / Sentencing Law and Policy: Roberts rev up — I have done a few dozen posts on Justice Roberts …
Lamia Lahoud / Jerusalem Post:
Rajoub: PA to fight terror only if IDF pulls back more — The Palestinian Authority will take all necessary steps to fight terror in Gaza provided Israel withdraws completely and gives hope there will be negotiations over a Palestinian state and more pullbacks from the West Bank …
FEMA director Brown resigns — Bush tours New Orleans devastation — NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) — Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown, under fire over his qualifications and what critics call a bungled response to Hurricane Katrina, resigned Monday, senior administration sources told CNN.
NBC's Williams: Journalists' gloves off — NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Brian Williams says the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina for journalists may be the end of an unusual four-year period of deference to people in power. — There were so many angry, even incredulous …
Deacon / Power Line:
YEARNING FOR A CARTERESQUE WAR ON TERROR — The only thing worse than an MSM piece that's plainly devoid of analysis is an MSM piece that contains its illusion. A case in point is this shockingly bad article by Newsweek's Michael Hirsh that appeared in today's Washington Post.
Jesse Taylor / Pandagon: QUALITY CONTROL...CAPTIVATES THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush Denies Racial Component to Response — NEW ORLEANS — President Bush denied Monday there was any racial component to people being left behind after Hurricane Katrina, despite suggestions from some critics that the response would have been quicker if so many of the victims hadn't been poor and black.
Matthew Yglesias / TAPPED: GEORGE BUSH DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE? "President Bush …
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Hey, Big Spender — FDR and Truman made cuts when crises demanded it. Why won't Bush? — With almost no debate and with precious few provisions for oversight, Congress has passed President Bush's mammoth $62 billion request for emergency Katrina relief.
Steve Bainbridge / ProfessorBainbridge.com: Elephants in LaLa Land: A RINO? Or a member of the "Republican wing of the GOP"? …
Mark Hosenball / Newsweek:
Iraq: Planning For Pullout — Sept. 19, 2005 issue - Analysts at the Defense Intelligence Agency have begun war-gaming scenarios for what might happen in Iraq if U.S. force levels were cut back or eliminated, say counterterrorism and defense sources. The officials, who asked not to be named …
Mike Disharoon / The Stakeholder: The CEO President — One of the original selling points …
Bradford Plumer / MoJo Blog: Analysis Time — This short item by Mark Hosenball in Newsweek seems encouraging:
Sadie / fistfuloffortnights.net:
RINOs Without A Hero? — Inspired by Vanity Fair by William Makepiece Thackeray (LONDON, June 28, 1848) — As the Commissar of the RINOs sits before the curtain on the boards and gazes into the political arena, a feeling of profound melancholy washes over his haggard and weary face.
Robert Novak / realclearpolitics.com:
Replacing O'Connor Could Get Ugly — WASHINGTON — With Senate confirmation of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. as chief justice virtually assured, the struggle for the Supreme Court returns to replacing retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The belief in legal and political circles is that President Bush …
Bbmoe / Quid Nimis:
Carnival of the Revolutions — Submissions from bloggers around the globe concerning Freedom and Democracy and all that good stuff. — Introduction — A common theme that runs through many posts about democracy's progress, or lack there of, is the freedom of the press.
Discussion: Armies of Liberation
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