Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Your Tax Dollars At Work

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 06/18/2007 | Politics weakens Justice Dept. independence:
"As early as 2002, administration policymakers, Republican legislators and GOP party officials began injecting politics into criminal investigations and civil and voting rights enforcement and applying political litmus tests to judges and career lawyers at the Justice Department."

For the GOP, that is. Sounds like it ought to be illegal. Just sayin'.

DOJ official accused of blocking suits into alleged violations

A former Justice Department political appointee blocked career lawyers from filing at least three lawsuits charging local and county governments with violating the voting rights of African-Americans and other minorities, seven former senior department employees charged Monday.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Deleted Emails: "Most Serious Breach of the Presidential Records Act"

"The Committee has obtained evidence of potentially extensive violations of the Presidential Records Act by senior White House officials... These violations could be the most serious breach of the Presidential Records Act in the 30-year history of the law."I'm willing to bet that it is and that it will still take a veritable hurricane of letters and calls to representatives to get anything to happen, I mean really happen (indictment, impeachment, arrest) about it. This administration and the Republican Party have lowered the bar so far that it's impossible to get below it.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Democrats inability to end Iraq War as promised is angering voters

"If Democrats fail to reverse course, the dynamics in the 2008 elections may shift significantly, allowing Republicans to run as the party of change ... only two years after Democrats successfully campaigned on that same theme," Senate Republican leaders told their ranks in a letter last week.

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Over 140,000 Rove Emails Illegally Destroyed

Nico Pitney: An investigation led by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) uncovers ‘extensive destruction’ of RNC emails, violations of Records Act.

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What Bush Hath Wrought

Iraq now ranked second among world's failed states | Reuters:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq has emerged as the world's second most unstable country, behind Sudan, more than four years after President George W. Bush ordered the U.S. invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, according to a survey released on Monday.

The 2007 Failed States Index, produced by Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace, said Iraq suffered a third straight year of deterioration in 2006 with diminished results across a range of social, economic, political and military indicators. Iraq ranked fourth last year.
Heck of a job, W!

Oh, and Afghanistan was eighth on the list. Way to follow through, W!


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