Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President. How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>
Two new GOPers are standing up to Conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist and his stubborn "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," and they're both New Yorkers.Upstate GOP congressmen Richard Hanna and Chris Gibson have both said they will not adhere to the guidelines of Norquist's pledge. Gibson signed the ple ... More >>
As you may have heard, failed GOP presidential candidate/Minnesota Congresswoman/fagala-phobic madwoman Michele Bachmann has launched a McCarthy-esque witch hunt into several Muslim employees of the federal government whom she decided could potentially be working as spies for Islamist terrorist grou ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
Following Justice So-Bro Sonia Sotomayor's appointment last summer, Elena Kagan has "thrown down" for Manhattan today.
It must be tough to operate in the shadow of the ever-cool Obama. Vice President Joe Biden is cut from a different cloth -- and cut sloppily -- where gaffes are to be expected and have become mostly endearing. "If there were no gaffes, there'd be no Joe," said Lindsey Graham. No big fuckin' d ... More >>
Mark your calendars! Intelligence sources, including CIA Director Leon Panetta, say "Al Qaeda is almost 'certain' to try a major attack on the U.S. in the next three to six months," reports the Daily News. Panetta and others appeared before the Senate with the grim news. If it sounds familiar, tha ... More >>
It looks like the call by Erick Erickson of RedState to "purge" the Republican Party in the wake of the NY-23 loss is getting some traction: the Charleston County, South Carolina GOP has actually censured Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for cooperating with the enemy, that is, the Democrat ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>
The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>
Lindsey Graham asked Sotomayor if she had "a temperament problem." On the internet, others stepped up with their own. "I would have given my queendom if she'd stood up and tossed her chair or something," says Susan Campbell; "Dude, the fact that #sotomayor has not kicked you in the nuts is a testame ... More >>
McCain's deal on prisoners means White House lawlessness rolls on
At last, Bush's assumption of supremacy over Congress and the courts is in peril
If prez had line-item veto, pesky torture ban first to go
For Supreme Court nominee, hearings are an inside game
Report: Name pulled after group dissed nominee
Praise for the president's yielding to John McCain ignored the awful details in fine print
U.S. Senate proves as disdainful of the Constitution as George W. Bush. Be forewarned.
Guantánamo prisoners in federal court protesting their guaranteed 'humane treatment' by Bush
Bush, freed from Chinese box, talks a little more softly on war critics
A PBS documentary names U.S. torture commanders
Did the Media Have a Choice?
GOP Hero Giuliani Stumps for Himself and America's Party
The Right-Wing Map to Outlawing Abortion