Bernie Sanders Strikes

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

So, right off the bat, we can see where having Bernie Sanders in the Senate makes a difference. As part of the ethics bill that was passed in the Senate, …

Two-Faced Towns

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A reader sent this along. Turns out that Rep. Ed Towns (NY-11) has caught religion when it comes to trade. Well, sort of. He has called for the cutting off …

CAFTA 15 Who Vote For Torture

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Here’s a small observation. One-third of the CAFTA 15 also voted for HR 6166, the “enemy combatant” bill: Melissa Bean, Henry Cuellar, Jim Matheson, Dennis Moore and John Tanner. Sad. …

Jefferson Gets Challengers

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I’ve been calling for someone to get up and challenge CAFTA 15 Rep. William “I Store 90,000 In My Freezer” Jefferson. And, sure enough, a number of someones have stepped …

The Jefferson Case Quicksand

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The case of Rep.William Jefferson, one of the CAFTA 15, gets even more sticky.Yesterday, the Democratic caucus voted to strip Jefferson of his seat on the Ways and Means Committee …

“Dollar Bill” Jefferson

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As Rep. William Jefferson, one of the CAFTA 15, continues to wrap himself in the constitutional fight over whether the F.B.I. improperly raided his offices, more details emerge about the …

Jefferson Hiding Evidence?

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[A note: last two days were no-post days…sorry…various hiccups…not that you were asking!] It strikes me that it does not help Rep. William Jefferson, one of the CAFTA 15, to …

Day Four of Jefferson

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I’m not obsessed with Rep. William Jefferson but this story just keeps growing. First, the Democrats and Republicans united to demand that the F.B.I. return the documents seized in the …

Day Three on Jefferson

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Hmmm…this controversy about the FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson’s office has now kept going for a third day. Thought it’s an interesting debate, this can’t be what the Democrats …