“New York Times reporter Judith Miller told the federal grand jury in the CIA leak case that she might have met with I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby on June 23, 2003 only after prosecutors showed her Secret Service logs that indicated she and Libby had indeed met that day,” according a report by Murray Waas that was confirmed by Miller’s attorney. (Via Atrios)
Coburn amendment fails 15-82.
in support of the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers are becoming increasingly demoralized and pessimistic about the nomination’s prospects on Capitol Hill in the wake of Miers’s meetings with several Republican and Democratic senators,” according to Byron York.
President Bush trying to play down the leak case.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) is the chairman of the Republican Study Committee. Today, he’s leading House conservatives in an effort to slash roughly $50 billion from programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and student loans.
But don’t question the moral value of balancing the budget on the backs of poor people, children, and pregnant women. Apparently Pence has God on his side:
On Monday, the [Republican Study Committee] opened its e-mail update with this quote from George Washington: “My diffidence in my own abilities was superseded by a confidence in the rectitude of our cause and the patronage of heaven.”
The slightly overwrought, somewhat intractable sentiment comes from 1775, when the original George W. was called upon to lead the Revolutionary Army.
As The Hill noted, “Let it not be said that the Republican Study Committee isn’t convinced “” make that absolutely certain “” of the righteous nature of its actions.”
Courtesy of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department:
U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on Thursday turned himself in at the Harris County sheriff’s bonding office, where he was photographed, fingerprinted and released on bond on state conspiracy and money laundering charges.
“He posted $10,000 bond and they have left the bonding office,” Lt. John Martin with the sheriff’s department said.
In the run-up to war, the right-wing went all out to smear Joe Wilson in a desperate attempt to convince the American people that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD.
While most people have given-up on the WMD argument, Bill O’Reilly is still hard at work.
On Fox News last night, he invited on a so-called “knowledgeable expert on Saddam” who told O’Reilly that the WMD were moved across the Iraq border into Syria:
But back in April 2005, Charles Duelfer released a 92-page addendum to his earlier report on Iraq’s pre-war WMD capabilities. The addendum debunked the claim that Saddam transported his WMD to Syria before the war started. The New York Times reported:
On Syria, the report said that “no information gleaned from questioning Iraqis supported the possibility” that weapons were moved out of the country before the invasion, which was one theory about why no unconventional weapons were found.
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that people were dying at the Superdome. 3 hours later, Brown’s press secretary wrote to colleagues complaining that Brown needed more time scheduled to eat at a restaurant: “He needs much more that (sic) 20 or 30 minutes. We now have traffic to encounter to go to and from a location of his choise (sic), followed by wait service from the restaurant staff, eating, etc. Thank you.” (Via TPM)