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  • BCS is least of Senate's problems

    Some of our elected officials, apparently dissatisfied with the current level of public aggravation about the economic crisis, have decided to dump a can of paint onto the carpet as well. Both houses of Congress are nibbling around the edges of the much-...
  • Libel over there -- and over here

    Before the American Revolution, a plaintiff could successfully sue a writer for libel even when the offensive statement was demonstrably true. Then, starting with the famous Zenger case in 1735 and culminating with the New York Times vs. Sullivan ruling...
  • Is 'Moderate Republican' Oxymoronic?

    In a startlingly honest e-mail to supporters this week, Rob Simmons described U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter's jump to the Democrats as "devastating news" that "deeply injures our ability to be an effective minority." It's that and more. Benedict Specter's...
  • U.S. Senate committee to hold hearing on rape investigations

    Concerned that police departments nationwide fail to fully investigate rapes, a congressional committee will examine the issue next week at a hearing spurred partly by a Baltimore Sun examination of the systemic underreporting of sex crimes. The Senate...
  • Testimony before Senate panel calls for more oversight of crime stats, broader definition of rape

    — In Cleveland, women's claims that a sex offender had assaulted them were ignored, until police found the bodies of 11 women at the man's home. In Milwaukee, a woman tried to report being raped but was told at three different police stations to...
  • Lieberman: Stance On Iraq War Making It Difficult For Independent To Be A 'Bridge Builder'

    As the Senate prepared for its all-night debate on Iraq last month, Joseph Lieberman stood with Republicans and lambasted war opponents, most of them Democrats. ``They're already asleep about the consequences of an American defeat in Iraq for our...
  • Spygate could end today -- or not

     
    The much-anticipated meeting between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and former Patriots employee Matt Walsh is being held today and afterward, Goodell is scheduled to hold a press conference in New York apparently to disclose what he learned.The...
  • Eric Holder: Looking like the first big fight

     
    We've been complaining for some time about the attempt of various Democrats (Obama, Schumer, Leahy) to promote Eric Holder as a no-brainer for AG despite his role in facilitating the pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, despite opposition in......
  • Specter: Eric Holder = Alberto Gonzales?

     
    Arlen Specter, giving no indication that he has been fooled by any of Eric Holder's various excuses for supporting the pardon of Marc Rich, promises a rough confirmation hearing for the New Yorker in a Senate speech that promises to......
  • Bush: Read more than you watch TV

     
    by Mark Silva We've seen President Bush in classrooms before - we saw him there on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, at Emma Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., listening to second-graders reading. And we saw him there again......
  • Video: Holder on Marc Rich

     
    Here's the exchange from this morning between Arlen Specter and Holder on the Marc Rich pardon: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;...