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The Kochs and the Commons

Suppose I had a business where what I do is find people who live in flood prone areas and threaten to wreck their houses unless they pay me money. That would be called an extortion racket, not capitalism. I don’t own those people’s houses. Real capitalism requires the government to restrain me from knocking the […]

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Giuliani’s law firm seeking bailout business

In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has begun drumming up business, positioning his law firm to advise corporate clients on how to profit from the government’s $700 billion bailout. From: Giuliani’s law firm seeking bailout business – Newsday.com So at what point is he going […]

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Why Bush stands by his incompetents

The more radioactive his aides become, the more Bush embraces them. With Gonzales, the president was particularly alone in this stance. Conservatives who might otherwise defend Bush against Democrats were appalled by Gonzales’ incompetence and the utter waste of time and energy devoted to cleaning up his messy department. Why does Bush hang on until […]

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The Project On Government Oversight

The Project On Government Oversight follows a rich tradition of assuring that the government continues to work for the people it represents. Our nation was founded on the very principle that representation and accountability are fundamental to maintaining a strong and functioning democracy. Today, these principles espoused by our founding fathers are under attack as […]

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Bill to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices Is Blocked

A pillar of the Democratic political program tumbled today when Republicans in the Senate blocked a proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for millions of older Americans, a practice now forbidden by law. From Bill to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices Is Blocked Can someone please explain why forbidding the Government from […]

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GSA Chief Is Accused of Playing Politics

Witnesses have told congressional investigators that the chief of the General Services Administration and a deputy in Karl Rove’s political affairs office at the White House joined in a videoconference earlier this year with top GSA political appointees, who discussed ways to help Republican candidates. From GSA Chief Is Accused of Playing Politics – washingtonpost.com […]

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Abramoff?

People are still getting into trouble over their dealing with Abramoff. Its just not front page news anymore.

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Americans Overwhelmingly Believe President Bush Should Not Pardon Libby

new CNN poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly believe that President Bush should not pardon Scooter Libby, who was convicted last week on felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. From Think Progress Since when has this administration cared what the majority think? Frankly, I view the inevitable Bush pardon of Libby as if it […]

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Rove in action

Tim Griffin, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, admits his appointment in December was political, but maintains he’s qualified to hold the post. From kuar NewsRoom via Think Progress Anyone else think that the placement of a Rove staffer as the US Attorney in Arkansas might have something to do with Hillary […]

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proof that voting matters

Want proof that your vote counts? There are now hearings on how money is being spent. Well, this is proof that my vote counted.