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Senate tells Bush not to pardon Libby
Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | July 20, 2007 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Posted on 07/20/2007 1:14:47 PM PDT by HAL9000

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WASHINGTON - A brawl over presidential pardons punctured the normally courtly ambiance of the Senate on Thursday night, but Republicans and Democrats agreed to bury the hatchet and erase the evidence before the sun rose Friday.

In the heat of a partisan spat, Democrats forced a vote on a nonbinding measure to instruct President Bush not to pardon former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. But there's no record of the 47-49 vote in the daily record of congressional proceedings — or anywhere else.

That's because senators agreed less than an hour later to undo their vote and pretend it had never happened.

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(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; demorats; dinghyharry; govwatch; libby; pardon; pardons; senate; traitorousdemorats; ussenate
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1 posted on 07/20/2007 1:14:51 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

If I were Bush I’d pardon him today!


2 posted on 07/20/2007 1:15:44 PM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: HAL9000

They don’t get a vote on the matter.


3 posted on 07/20/2007 1:16:18 PM PDT by Dog ("Nothing important happened today." - from the diary of Englandís King George III, July 4, 1776)
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To: HAL9000

I’d love to see the tally on this vote versus the those who voted admonishing clinton against the marc rich pardon...


4 posted on 07/20/2007 1:17:03 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: HAL9000
Every day the Senate is looking more and more like a Monty Python skit and less like a governing body.

UNRING THE BELL!!

5 posted on 07/20/2007 1:17:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's Georgre Galloway?)
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To: HAL9000

wow, I guess someone in the senate figured out they do not have the authority to tell him who he can pardon and not pardon.


6 posted on 07/20/2007 1:17:26 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: HAL9000

All growed up, aren’t they?


7 posted on 07/20/2007 1:17:28 PM PDT by freespirited (What part of Kennedy do they not understand? -- Gov. Mike Huckabee)
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To: HAL9000

It’s getting stir-crazy in Congress these days!


8 posted on 07/20/2007 1:17:43 PM PDT by marvlus
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Ok......Cheney can pardon him TOMORROW! Now THAT would be FUNNY!! Heads exploding everywhere!


9 posted on 07/20/2007 1:18:03 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary in '08.....Her PHONINESS is GENUINE !!!!)
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To: HAL9000
Congress can't tell a President whom to pardon or not. Its an executive prerogative beyond legislative review. And its also a violation of the clear separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

10 posted on 07/20/2007 1:18:32 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Not that it matter to them, but I didnt think they had the power to change the congressional record.


11 posted on 07/20/2007 1:19:15 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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Maybe the Senate should fund our troops first...


12 posted on 07/20/2007 1:19:17 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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Did they count the undervotes, pregnant chads and hanging chads? What about my old college roomate Chad? Lake Chad? the nation of Chad? what about undertows? underdogs? underwear? I suppose that depends on who’s running the show...

sorry...it’s friday afternoon...


13 posted on 07/20/2007 1:19:59 PM PDT by stefanbatory
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To: HAL9000

Check me if I am wrong but was it not the legislative branch that gave the Executive branch the right to pardons and sentence commutations.


14 posted on 07/20/2007 1:20:44 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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"Ok......Cheney can pardon him TOMORROW! Now THAT would be FUNNY!! Heads exploding everywhere!"

Now that would be funny! I would have to camp out with popcorn over at DU & Kos Land for that.

15 posted on 07/20/2007 1:20:53 PM PDT by avacado
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To: HAL9000

Have you EVER-—!!!
No really. Has this ever happened before? I can’t think of a historical precedent.


16 posted on 07/20/2007 1:21:19 PM PDT by Graymatter (FRederalist)
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To: HAL9000

The President’s pardoning authority is ABSOLUTE........


17 posted on 07/20/2007 1:21:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: Suzy Quzy

I’d give $200. to see Cheney pardon him tomorrow - in the Rose Garden on TV, with Cheney carrying a shotgun.


18 posted on 07/20/2007 1:21:31 PM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: goldstategop
And its also a violation of the clear separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

The rats have shown a complete disregard for that little detail. They are in a frenzy to try and influence W in any way they can.

19 posted on 07/20/2007 1:21:43 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: goldstategop

WEll, you know that and I know that - now somebody please go in and tell the senators that.


20 posted on 07/20/2007 1:22:13 PM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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