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The Swampby James Oliphant The senior senator from Illinois, Richard Durbin, said Tuesday he had no indication that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was on the verge of being indicted or that he was attempting to leverage his power to appoint the state's......
The Swampby Mark Silva Serious words here, from Comedy Central: "Rod Blagovich,'' blurts Lou Dobbs, the CNN commentator, shown on tape.. "Lou Dobbs cant say a foreign-sounding name, what a surprise,'' Comedy Central's Jon Stewart says, with his Daily Show take.......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsPalm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana, fresh on the commission (she was sworn in on Nov. 18), stopped by a meeting of COBWRA (Coaltion of Boynton West Residential Associations) this morning to say hello. She???s district 3???s third commissioner in....
The Swampby Frank James Andrew Cordesman, one of the Washington's top national-security experts, asks and attempts to answer some questions on a lot of people's minds right now: how does the fighting in Gaza stop and what can the U.S. do......
The Swampby Frank James The Republican National Committee telegraphs the topics Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans will grill Eric Holder on today at his confirmation hearing to be President-elect Barack Obama's Attorney General. Actually, some Democrats may...
Spin CycleOne of the problems with Obama's desire to look forward on possible crimes by the Bush administration relating to torture, coercive interrogations, renditions and eavesdropping is that the people responsible don't reside in the past -- some of them......
The SwampBy Mark Silva Barack Obama, with his swearing-in as 44th president of the United States, will call on Americans to embrace "a new era of responsibility.'' In his widely anticipated inaugural address after taking the oath of office at noon,......
The Swampby Josh Meyer In perhaps his final act of clemency, President George Bush has just commuted the prison terms of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting an unarmed Mexican drug smuggler who fled across the Rio Grande......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama today signed a round of executive orders demanding the closing of the U.S.-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year, and new rules for the conduct of interrogation of suspected......
Spin CycleObama, as promised, issues executive orders that: Create a task force to develop plans for closing Guantanamo in a year; order review of detainees for transfer abroad, prosecution, or other handling; limit interrogation techniques to the Army Field Manual...
The Swampby Josh Meyer President George W. Bush, on his last full day in office, formally struck down the petitions for clemency of some high-profile politicians and businessmen, including convicted lawmakers Randall "Duke'' Cunningham, Edwin Edwards and Mario...
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