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  • McCain v. Obama: Supreme Court

     
    by Mark Silva The Supreme Court is not on the ballot in November. But it may as well be. On any number of critical issues, the inclinations of Republican Sen. John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama on the appointments of......
  • Video: Gitmo ruling: The politics

     
    It isn't necessarily good politics to be one of the architects of a program of detention that the Supreme Court declares to be unconstitutional. But it also isn't necessarily good politics to be in favor of more rights for......
  • Holder: Next on the GOP hit list?

     
    A week ago, we wrote an item questioning the choice of Eric Holder as an Obama v-p vetter, given Holder's role as a Department of Justice official in facilitating the Marc Rich pardon. As it turned out, the top......
  • Court rules on U.S. citizens held in Iraq

     
    by James Oliphant In a decision related to its landmark holding Thursday granting Guantanamo detainees habeas corpus rights, the Supreme Court held that American citizens held prisoner in Iraq can also challenge their detentions in federal court. The...
  • Did Justice Scalia go too far?

     
    by James Oliphant Justice Antonin Scalia is known for his strongly worded dissents, ones where he has never been hesitant to use confrontational and, some would say, even abusive language to make his point as clearly as possible. But some......
  • Court backs Gitmo detainees

     
    by James Oliphant In a body-blow to the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policies, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that prisoners held at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have a constitutional right to challenge their detentions in civilian...
  • Obama, McCain court middle class

     
    by Christi Parsons WAYNE, Pa.--The presidential campaign took a turn on the familiar Saturday, with Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain each pledging to be the better economic steward for the middle class. Obama pledged to cut.......
  • Stephanie wins 'Top Chef'

     
    Because of a computer glitch, my entry that I planned to post last night disappeared. So, I'll try to re-create my comments!Well, an earlier Top Chef viewers' poll got it right: There would be a female top chef before a......
  • Nassau's Mejias sticks with 'good friend' Kaiman at fete

     
    Nassau Legis. David Mejias (D-Farmingdale) expects to be jamming at his Monday night fundraiser with North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman (right) despite a controversy surrounding his fellow Democrat???s administration. A former town building inspector...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Rayven, Jamie first to go

     
    The show starts a bit funky. Something is awry. There are crew members on stage cleaning up. A random camera shot shows the judges talking amongst themselves. Then there are flashes of very odd looking people with thick eyeliner making......
  • Supreme Court to review Ashcroft suit

     
    John Ashcroft, right, and Robert Mueller. (EPA PHOTO/JOE MARQUETTE) by James Oliphant Not a tremendous amount of drama emanating out of the Supreme Court Monday, even as the term rushes toward its conclusion. But the stage is set for......