Archive for January 27th, 2006

Jan 27 2006

Plame Game Forges Niger-Again

Looks like the kooks have flown the nest again. Today the tin-hatters are going back to the debunked Niger forgery conspiracy theory. This from Counterbalance (do I need to point out that the need for a counterbalance means there is a severe imbalance present?): Over the past few months, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has been […]

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Jan 27 2006

Why The NSA Never Tipped Off The FBI

The Federal Government is a lumbering giant that is impossible to re-direct most of the time. War is one of the few instances where corrections can finally be imposed rapidly. The problem is the changes may spring back to their previous, inept conditions if there is not enough time to establish the new norm. We […]

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Jan 27 2006

Department of Justice Come Out Swinging On NSA

The Dept of Justice just released a very strong case for Bush’s authority for the NSA monitoring (which we learned has been doing this surveillance for decades) Myth: The NSA program is illegal. Reality: The President’s authority to authorize the terrorist surveillance program is firmly based both in his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief, and in […]

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Jan 27 2006

Democrats Surrender On Alito

I am not surprised (I predicted this a few hours ago) that the Dems are surrendering on Alito: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid admitted on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush’s nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Everyone knows there is […]

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Jan 27 2006

Iraq, Al Qaeda and Hamas

Why is it Big Media cannot see the importance of a story linking Saddam to Al Qaeda and Hamas and attempts to sneak into the US? Ed Morrissey caught this stunner: Colombian authorities have broken up a counterfeit ring that manufactured passports for al-Qaeda and Hamas terrorists, used by the lunatics to enter the United […]

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Jan 27 2006

Carnival Update

The deadline for posts to the Coalition of the Chillin’ Carnival is being extended to Sunday night at 6:00 PM. The final confirmation vote is tentatively going to be Tuesday: Near the close of a second day of debate, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, moved to force a confirmation vote on Tuesday. […]

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Jan 27 2006

Fly By 01/27/06

Lots and lots happening – and no time to blog! (Plus updates imbedded below!) fixed missing link to Senate Report on NSA Well, let’s just have a quick Fly By of great posts from others with a little more time on their hands. Beginning with my current obsession – the NSA-FISA dust up – there […]

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Jan 27 2006

Fitzgerald’s Case Against Libby In Trouble

Fitzgerald is trying to hide information from Libby’s defense team which probably blows his charges against Libby out the window: Lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the prosecutor in the C.I.A. leak case to turn over all documents in his possession related to […]

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