Thursday, November 15, 2007

Feingold To Offer Amendment Striking Telecomm Immunity

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) will offer an amendment in the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to "strike retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies alleged to have assisted with the President’s illegal warrantless wiretapping program."

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DEA Admits 98% Of Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Was Actually Wild Hemp

Of the estimated 223 million marijuana plants destroyed by law enforcement in 2005, approximately 219 million were classified as "ditchweed," Unlike cultivated marijuana, feral hemp contains virtually no detectable levels of THC.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

The Potential for a Coup d'Etat by National Emergency

Under National Security Presidential Directive-51, only limited ‘National Essential Functions’ of government will continue, which may or may not include Congress and the courts. Can you think of anyone better than Bush with whom to entrust the dictatorial powers hinted at in NSPD-51? Or perhaps you are unwilling to trust anyone with such powers.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pelosi and Reid move to kill renewable energy

Thursday morning, Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi decided to drop the renewable energy standard out of the energy bill and drop the tax title. No tax title means no extension of the investment tax credit for solar, and no extension of the production tax credit for wind. Let's see...nothing for solar, plus nothing for wind...

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Congress overrides veto on water projects bill.

With a Senate vote of 79-14, Congress handed President Bush his very first overridden veto. The bill provides for various water related construction projects across the nation, including rebuilding levees in Louisiana. The House had voted 361-54 on Tuesday to override the veto.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Obama Supporters Tried To Keep Stephen Colbert Off the Ballot

Two prominent supporters of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign in South Carolina called state Democratic Party officials and urged them to keep funnyman Stephen Colbert's name off the primary ballot, according to party officials and Obama supporters.

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Ron Paul's Record-Breaking Fundraising Day

Ron Paul raised $4.2 million in a 24 hour period, entirely online, setting a presidential election record.

Ron Paul sets record $4.2 million in 24 hours.

WOW, $4.2 million in 24 hours!!! Dr. Ron Paul has well surpassed the grassroots goal of two million dollars. Rep. Paul has drawn millions with his message of liberty, and refrain from empire building. The message of non-intervention, secure borders, no entangling alliances, no income tax, ending the war on drugs, and liberty is rapidly spreading.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Irony: WhiteHouse tells Pakistan not to restrict rights in name of "terror"

White House tells Pervez Musharraf to “never restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism."

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Bush beats Nixon’s disapproval ratings for the 1st time in history

Sixty-four percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Bush is doing, and for “the first time in the history of the Gallup Poll, 50% say they ’strongly disapprove’ of the president. Richard Nixon had reached the previous high, 48%, just before an impeachment inquiry was launched in 1974.”

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