Alito Defends His Actions In Two Appeals Court Cases — In Letter to Senators, Nominee Denies Conflict of Interest — Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. said yesterday that he did nothing improper when he ruled in cases involving two financial firms in which he held accounts …
Democrats scrutinize Alito in Vanguard case — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday stepped up their scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's role in a 2002 case that they say could pose a possible conflict of interest. — When Alito became a federal appeals court judge in 1990 …
House GOP Leaders Scuttle Budget-Cut Vote — WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders scuttled a vote Thursday on a $51 billion budget-cut package in the face of a revolt by lawmakers over scaling back Medicaid, food stamp and student loan programs. — The development was a major setback …
Senate Approves Limiting Rights of U.S. Detainees — WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - The Senate voted Thursday to strip captured "enemy combatants" at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, of the principal legal tool given to them last year by the Supreme Court when it allowed them to challenge their detentions in United States courts.
Pat Robertson Warns Pa. Town of Disaster — VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.
Robertson warns Pennsylvania voters of God's wrath — Eight 'intelligent design' school board members lost election — WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson told citizens of a Pennsylvania town that they had rejected God by voting their school board …
Five Minutes With: Paul Krugman — Paul Krugman has been called "the most important political columnist in America" by The Washington Monthly. An economist who has taught at MIT, Princeton, Yale, and Stanford, Krugman became a columnist for the New York Times' opinion section in 2000.
Rove Is More His Old Self at the White House — WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - The architect, it seems, is back. — Hunkered down for almost all of October while a grand jury considered his fate, Karl Rove has rebounded as a visible presence at the White House over the last two weeks …
For GOP, 2006 Now Looms Much Larger — In a season of discontent for the White House, Tuesday's election results intensified Republican anxiety that next year's midterm contests could bring serious losses unless George W. Bush finds a way to turn around his presidency and shore up support among disaffected, moderate swing voters.
Balancing Act — SOME Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have argued that Judge Samuel A. Alito's nomination to succeed Justice Sandra Day O'Connor merits more thorough scrutiny, if not outright rejection, because it would disturb the "balance of the court."
RAI Documentary: Editing, the Michael Moore Way — As the credits roll in Fallujah: The Forgotten Massacre (discussed below), and the morose "aren't the Americans evil" music is piped in, the viewer is faced with a horrifying scene: a group of Iraqis, cowering under scant cover, brutally mowed down by Apache helicopter fire.
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