Democrats Prod Roberts on Abortion Stance — WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee John Roberts jousted with Democratic senators Tuesday at his confirmation hearing to be chief justice, dodging their attempts to pin down his opinions on abortion, voting rights and other legal issues.
Roberts Hearings: Live Blogging Day 2 — most recent updates on top... UPDATE, 03:47 PM EDT: Finstein is up... the self-proclaimed spokeswoman for all women... So, we've probably got 30 minutes ahead of us "discussion" on Roe v. Wade and women's issues.... UPDATE, 03:45 PM EDT: Official Transcript of Kyl's Questioning...
Bush Takes Responsibility for Blunders — WASHINGTON - President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government's ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.
ASSESSING TEN YEARS — Andrew Ferguson wrote that political power had compromised conservatism's intellectual standards; Powerline criticized him; now Ross Douthat is defending him (with a bit more heat than I've come to expect from Douthat). Being in the middle of a blogfight is probably …
As Battlefield Shrinks, Democrats Mute Their Attacks — The first day of confirmation hearings for Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to become the 17th chief justice of the United States proved to be a tepid opening to what once was billed as a battle of monumental proportions between left and right.
President Welcomes President Talabani of Iraq to the White House — PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you all. It's an honor to welcome the first democratically elected President of Iraq to the White House. I'm proud to stand with a brave leader of the Iraqi people, a friend of the United States, and a testament to the power of human freedom.
A Poverty of Thought — It took exactly one month — until the president's prime-time news conference of Oct. 11, 2001 — to refute the notion that Sept. 11 "changed everything." When a reporter said, "You haven't called for any sacrifices from the American people," he replied, "Well …
The last post — Here we go - as foreshadowed a few week ago, it's the time to say good-bye. — I'm not one for making speeches (at least not for myself), so let me just say: thank you. Thank you for all your support and encouragement, for reading and linking to my stuff, and for coming back.
The 20 Most Obnoxious Hurricane Katrina Quotes — "You 60 million losers who voted for this loser open YOUR wallets. This president declared war on the poor long ago, and while some of us cared enough to vote for someone who gave a d@mn, you buried your heads in the sand …
45 Bodies Found In La. Hospital — Bush Visits New Orleans and Defends Federal Response; FEMA Chief Quits — NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12 — The bodies of 45 patients left in a hasty evacuation were recovered from a New Orleans hospital, officials said Monday, as the city braced for the scenes left by the receding waters.
End of the Bush Era — The Bush Era is over. The sooner politicians in both parties realize that, the better for them — and the country. — Recent months, and especially the past two weeks, have brought home to a steadily growing majority of Americans the truth that President Bush's government doesn't work.
Supreme Blather — If I were running one of the cable networks, this is what I would have done yesterday. — I would have told the Senate Judiciary Committee that if you want to devote hours to rambling opening statements from each and every member of the panel— essentially much-rehashed stump speeches …
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