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  • Harman denies allegations, questions wiretap

    04/20/2009 1:53:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 746+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/20/09 | Mike Soroghan
    Rep. Jane Harman is denying that she tried to interfere with a Justice Department prosecution of alleged spying for Israel and is questioning whether a federal agency was improperly spying on a member of Congress. Harman (D-Calif.) responded angrily Monday to a story in CQ Politics reporting that the National Security Agency monitored a conversation in which she told a suspected Israeli agent that she would press prosecutors to reduce charges against two former officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. "If there is anything about this story that should arouse concern, it is that the Bush administration may...
  • A Rahm Bomb for Jane Harman?

    04/20/2009 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 59 replies · 2,521+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 20, 2009 | James Lewis
    Congressional Quarterly just reported a highly secret National Security Agency wiretap report on Rep. Jane Harman. Wait. Before we get to the content of the wiretap, all you ACLU types should be hitting the ceiling in rage. Because NSA wiretaps are the most carefully protected, super-secret operations carried on by the Federal government. Even during the Bush Administration, when the CIA carried on an unconcealed war on the Bush policy in the War on Terror through selective and politically damaging leaks to the New York Times, no wiretap recordings were released. Wiretaps of Members of Congress are even more sensitive,...
  • Report: Jane Harman recorded vowing take action for AIPAC on wiretap

    04/20/2009 6:57:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies · 2,965+ views
    Report: Jane Harman recorded vowing take action for AIPAC on wiretap @ 9:33 am by Jeremy P. Jacobs Congresswoman Jane Harman was recorded on a NSA wiretapped conversation agreeing to work to downgrade espionage charges against two officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in return for help securing the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee, according to Jeff Stein's anonymously sourced column in Congressional Quarterly. Harman, a California Democrat, was allegedly recorded in a conversation with a suspected Israeli agent. The conversation reportedly took place before the 2006 election, when Democrats seized control of the chamber and, therefore,...
  • Larry Hanauer works for Rep. Jane Harman

    10/22/2006 3:55:41 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 47 replies · 2,489+ views
    Stop the New York Times.org ^ | October 21, 2006 | editors
    Yet that fact is not what the New York Times wants to tell you. They prefer you to believe that the big story is about, "retaliation." So who is Larry Hanauer? Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESPRESS RELEASE H-405 U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC 20515 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DAVID BUCKLEY APRIL 4, 2005 202-225-7690 HARMAN ANNOUNCES MINORITY STAFF HIRES AT INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE- Larry Hanauer comes from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he consulted on a range of intelligence issues for CIA, DIA, NGA and DHS. Previously, Hanauer spent eight years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense,...
  • No Amnesty Bump for Obama in Polls

    06/20/2012 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Investor's Business Daily story here by Andrew Malcolm, formerly of the Los Angeles Times. "Obama's Immigration Ploy Has Gained Him Nada" in the polls. "To help smother the dismal reviews of his economic reset speech last week in Cleveland, President Obama scheduled a last-minute Rose Garden appearance Friday morning to add some presidential heft to his executive order about immigration. Whenever he's in trouble, the one-time Real Good Talker throws another speech out there. "Until this spring's troubles, everybody always said speaking was his strong suit. His Fidel Castro-length economic remarks blamed Europe, Congress and the usual Texan...
  • Flashback: Obama Called for Gonzales to Resign

    06/20/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now here comes the cover-up. I want to take you back to March 19th, 2007. You might remember that Alberto Gonzales, a member of the Bush administration as attorney general who fired the eight US attorneys. The Democrats were after Albert Gonzales and other Hispanics that the Bush administration sought to elevate, because Hispanics do not get elevated in a Republican Party. It just doesn't happen. Democrats say they can't allow that to be seen. So Alberto Gonzales became attorney general. He was a good friend of Bush's, really had a lot of respect for him. Miguel...
  • Democrats demand CIA detainee documents [Leahy & ACLU......}

    11/17/2006 4:54:21 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 1,756+ views
    Democrats demand CIA detainee documents By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer 53 minutes ago A Senate Democrat who will chair its Judiciary Committee next year asked the Justice Department to release newly acknowledged documents setting U.S. policy on how suspects in the war on terrorism are detained and interrogated. "The American people deserve to have detailed and accurate information about the role of the Bush administration in developing the interrogation policies and practices that have engendered such deep criticism and concern at home and around the world," Sen. Patrick Leahy (news, bio, voting record), D-Vt., wrote Attorney General Alberto Gonzales....
  • Alberto Gonzales: Changing the 14th Amendment won't solve our immigration crisis (RINO ALERT)

    08/20/2010 8:07:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-22 | Alberto Gonzales
    Like most Americans, I am a descendant of immigrants and a grateful beneficiary of the opportunities available to our nation's citizens. My grandparents emigrated from Mexico in the early 20th century seeking a better life, and they found it working in the fields and dairy farms of Texas. Diversity is one of the great strengths of the United States -- diversity fueled by the migration of ethnicities, cultures and ideas. Today, however, there is virtually universal agreement that our immigration process is broken. While security on our southern border has improved in the past decade, it remains inadequate in a...
  • Former AG (Gonzales) says he's angry about criminal probe (Blame the Rats and MSM for ginning it up)

    07/24/2010 7:23:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    washington post ^ | 7/23/2010 | ap
    -- Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday he's angry about being put through a long-running criminal investigation into his role in the firings of U.S. attorneys. "I feel angry that I had to go through this. That my family had to suffer through and what for?" Gonzales said in an interview with CNN. The investigation by career prosecutor Nora Dannehy that began in September 2008 found the Justice Department's actions in the firings of U.S. attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico during the Bush administration were inappropriately political, but not criminal. The investigative team also determined that the evidence...
  • Justice Dept. Drops Doolittle Charges After 6.5 Years of Limbo (what RINO's do to conservatives)

    06/11/2010 9:27:28 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 15 replies · 880+ views
    A Justice Department corruption investigation that helped drive John Doolittle from office has now been closed without charges being filed, the former Sacramento, Calif.-area congressman said Friday. "I'm thrilled," Doolittle said in an interview. "They've dragged this thing out for six and a half years." Doolittle's relief, though, is tinged with bitterness at how he believes the Justice Department has mistreated him. He says he accumulated $600,000 in attorneys fees, some of which he was able to pay with campaign funds. The lingering investigation hindered his ability to find work. In the beginning, he said, it proved "very devastating" to...
  • AUDIO: Gonzales Defends Holder's Decision On CIA Probe

    09/01/2009 10:49:46 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 10 replies · 662+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 1, 2009 | Real
    Washington Times: Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on Tuesday defended the decision of his current successor, Eric H. Holder Jr., to investigate alleged prisoner abuse by CIA interrogators over President Obama's desire to look forward. "As chief prosecutor of the United States, he should make the decision on his own, based on the facts, then inform the White House," said Mr. Gonzales, who was appointed to the post by President George W. Bush in 2005 and resigned in 2007.
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Academic Welfare for Washouts?

    08/18/2009 7:46:20 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 673+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 17, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Academic welfare for wash-outs? by: Deborah Lambert, August 17, 2009 If former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales thought the brouhaha surrounding his public life would subside once he entered private life, he was sadly mistaken. The recent appointment of Gonzales to a teaching post on the conservative Texas Tech University campus triggered a firestorm of protest among students. Many alumni sounded off in two Facebook groups–“Citizens Against Employing Alberto Gonzales at Texas Tech” and “Alberto Gonzales Doesn't Belong at Texas Tech”—before the former attorney general showed up for the first day at his new job on August 1st, according to Inside...
  • Some Texas Tech faculty against Gonzales hiring

    07/30/2009 1:55:00 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 632+ views
    The Daily Toreador ^ | 7/28/09 | Alex Ybarra
    In response to a petition objecting to his hiring at Texas Tech University, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said while the petition's creator is "entitled to his opinion" he "respectfully" disagrees with it. The petition opposing Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance's acquisition of Gonzales as a teacher, recruiter and guest speaker was signed by 70 Tech professors as of Monday, said petition creator Walter Schaller, a Tech philosophy professor. Gonzales will teach a political science class of 15 students entitled "Contemporary Issues in the Executive Branch" and help recruit and retain minority students beginning Aug. 1, Hance announced in...
  • Questions for Judge Sotomayor (from seven legal experts: NY Times)

    07/13/2009 5:54:05 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 16 replies · 701+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 13 July 2009 | Various
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is scheduled to appear today at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Op-Ed editors asked seven legal experts to pose the questions they would like to hear the nominee answer. 1. If confirmed, you will be the only member of the Supreme Court who was a federal trial judge. You know that the factual findings of a trial judge or jury are based on a carefully assembled body of evidence. In your opinion, to what degree is an appeals judge confined by that evidential record in reaching...
  • The Smearing of Gerald Walpin

    06/18/2009 5:43:26 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,677+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Oversight: If the White House really believes that AmeriCorps' inspector general was "confused" and "disoriented," how about open congressional hearings where the American people can see for themselves?The storm that erupted after the firing with one hour's notice of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general overseeing AmeriCorps, has not died down. Pressed for an explanation as to the reasons for the firing and why the law requiring Congress to be given notice and reasons 30 days in advance was not followed, the White House has resorted to old-time Chicago-style political smears.
  • Shooting The Watchdog

    06/15/2009 5:52:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 419+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 15, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Oversight: The inspector general for the AmeriCorps program is fired after accusing an administration supporter of misappropriating funds. The only thing transparent in this administration is its cronyism and hypocrisy.After "hope" and "change," transparency was the thing most promised by the new administration. Everything would be above aboard and visible. We wouldn't see things like the Bush administration firing U.S. attorneys for "political" reasons even though it had the right to do so. Enter — or should we say, exit — Gerald Walpin, who until Thursday was inspector general for the AmeriCorps program, that army of paid volunteers soon to...
  • Shooting The Watchdog

    06/15/2009 5:11:22 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 445+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 16, 2009 | Editorial staff
    Oversight: The inspector general for the AmeriCorps program is fired after accusing an administration supporter of misappropriating funds. The only thing transparent in this administration is its cronyism and hypocrisy.After "hope" and "change," transparency was the thing most promised by the new administration. Everything would be above aboard and visible. We wouldn't see things like the Bush administration firing U.S. attorneys for "political" reasons even though it had the right to do so.
  • Is "Al Gonzales" Spanish for "Stealth Liberal"?

    07/01/2003 9:07:45 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 12 replies · 628+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 6/1/2003 | S.C. Gwynne
    Conservative activists think so, but their campaign against the likely Supreme Court nominee is a waste of time. In George W. Bush's world, loyalty trumps ideology—and no one has been more loyal than his San Antonio-born consigliere. IN THE FALL OF 1996, George W. Bush, 21 months into his first term as governor, made a surprise decision: He would show up for Travis County jury duty. He made a very public appearance at the jury screening, telling reporters, "I'm just an average guy showing up for jury duty." When he arrived at the county courthouse a week later for...
  • Source says Democrat Jane Harmon’s denial “….is bull s&^t”: “It’s true. She was on there.”

    04/21/2009 6:09:30 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 21, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    California Democrat Jane Harmon tried to sell her influence to end an espionage case against to spies in return for help becoming House Intelligence Committee chairwoman. In a newly released NSA wiretap report, Harmon has been exposed negotiating a quid pro quo deal with an official of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The agreement apparently called for Harmon to sell the influence of her Congressional office by lobbying the Justice Department to reduce espionage charges against two AIPC operatives. In return AIPAC would lobby then minority leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi to name Harmon as the Chair of the...
  • Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC

    04/21/2009 3:34:20 AM PDT · by FromLori · 44 replies · 2,652+ views
    Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC [updated below - Update II (Interview w/Jeff Stein)] Other obligations prevent me from writing until later today -- and I intend to focus on Rahm Emanuel's war-crimes-protecting proclamation that Obama's desire for immunity extends beyond CIA officers perpetrating torture to the "policy makers" who ordered it (watch today as the hardest-core Obama loyalists start explaining how the UN doesn't matter, international treaties are irrelevant, and war criminals need not be held accountable) -- but, until then, I wanted to highlight this extremely important and well-reported story from CQ's Jeff...
  • 10 Bush pardons to watch for

    01/19/2009 4:46:13 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 19, 2009 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    As the clock ticks down on his presidency, George W. Bush has shown few signs he plans to indulge in the frenzy of last-minute pardons that marked Bill Clinton’s final hours in the Oval Office. But Bush could quickly leap back into the spotlight in the next two days if he issues a blanket pardon immunizing CIA and military interrogators, as well as their bosses, from criminal prosecution over harsh treatment of prisoners from the war on terror. “I’m sure he’s under pressure from some people to issue blanket pardons,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) told Politico. “I don’t think it’s...
  • Cheney, Gonzales indicted over prisons

    11/19/2008 5:56:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 5 replies · 424+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2008 | Christopher Sherman
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor. The indictment returned Monday has not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken until that happens. The seven indictments made public in Willacy County on Tuesday included one naming state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and some targeting public officials connected to District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra's own legal battles. Regarding the...
  • Report: Gonzales mishandled classified data

    09/02/2008 8:39:40 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 27 replies · 108+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2 Sep 2008 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    A Justice Department report scolds former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for mishandling highly classified...Gonzales failed to store the documents in proper secure facilities and at one point took them home.
  • Scarborough: No Republicans On My MSNBC Staff

    07/29/2008 4:26:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 126+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski is appalled to learn that the Bush Justice Department had a hiring preference for politically simpatico people. Meanwhile, Joe Scarborough says his MSNBC staff is Republican-free. Oh, and Mika apparently believes Joe mischaracterizes her as a liberal. The jumping off point on today's Morning Joe was Mika's reading of a news item on an article in today's New York Times about an internal Justice Department report concluding that "senior aides to former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales broke Civil Service laws by using politics to guide their hiring decisions." Scarborough saw this as SOP in Washington, which in...
  • Justice Department Audit Says Politics Affected Hirings "To the Victors go the Spoils"...

    07/28/2008 5:41:32 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 159+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2008 | Richard B. Schmitt, Los Angeles
    Internal investigation concludes that former attorney general aides Monica Goodling and Kyle Sampson broke department policies and federal civil-service laws. Former White House liaison, Monica Goodling, was singled out for violating federal law and Justice Department policy by discriminating against job applicants who weren't Republican or conservative loyalistsWASHINGTON -- Top aides to former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales employed a political and ideological litmus test to weed out candidates for career and other positions at the Justice Department, an internal department report concluded Monday. The audit by the department's Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility concluded that...
  • Time & Today's Idea of 'Great' Magazine Cover: Cheney Threatens To Shoot You

    12/15/2007 6:10:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 74+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's official: Time magazine hates Dick Cheney. Last week, I noted here that two of Time's Top 10 Editorial Cartoons of 2007, including it's # 1 pick, took shots at the Vice-President. This morning, two Time editors turned up on the Today show to discuss more picks from Time's collection of 50 Top 10 lists and, speaking of taking shots . . . . View video here. Today weekend anchor Amy Robach's guest was Time's Arts & Entertainment Editor Belinda Luscombe [pictured below]. After discussing the Top Song of the year ["Rehab" by defiant druggy Amy Winehouse] and Top Gadget...
  • Gonzales named lawyer of the year (American Bar Association)

    12/12/2007 8:01:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 72+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/07 | LaraJakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Negative news coverage may have cost former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales his job, but it won him a dubious honor Wednesday from a magazine published by the American Bar Association: Lawyer of the Year. Additionally, the ABA Journal named Gonzales' successor, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, as its top lawyer for 2008 — mostly in anticipation of how often he'll be in the media spotlight for trying to repair the beleaguered Justice Department. The monthly magazine gave the awards to lawyers who made the most news, said editor and publisher Edward A. Adams. "Think about Time magazine's Person of...
  • Mukasey Is (Much) Worse Than Gonzales

    11/04/2007 3:44:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies · 68+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/4/2007 | John Nichols
    The Nation -- George Bush's nominee to replace disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, retired Federal Judge Michael B. Mukasey, must be rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the same reason that Gonzales should have been rejected in 2005. Like Gonzales, Mukasey refuses to accept that the president of the United States must abide by the laws of the land, beginning with the Constitution. In fact, the nominee to replace the worst Attorney General since Calvin Coolidge forced Harry Micajah Daugherty to quit rather than face impeachment is actually takes a more extreme position in defense of an imperial...
  • Richard Viguerie Suggests Replacements for Attorney General Gonzales

    08/29/2007 10:28:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 744+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | August 27, 2007 | Richard A. Viguerie
    MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an open letter to President Bush from Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed (Bonus Books, 2006), suggesting 10 persons for consideration as replacements for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: Dear Mr. President: I know you and I have had our differences in the past, but the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales gives you a great opportunity to energize the Republican Party, the conservative movement, and your approval ratings all at the same time. As I explained in a news release, the Democrats will not be appeased by the nomination of...
  • Editorial: Restoring confidence in Justice is top priority

    08/28/2007 7:57:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 287+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/28/7 | Editor
    Replacing Gonzales, Bush must select a person of independence and integrity - The attorney general of the United States has a unique role in our government. He or she protects the rule of law -- that is, the attorney general's prime duty is to protect the rights of Americans, not the president.That has been forgotten under Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. During his watch, the Justice Department has been tarnished by his putting political priorities above the rule of law.Gonzales has given in to the inevitable and resigned, effective Sept. 17. He will leave a terrible legacy. He has worked to...
  • Designated punching bag resigns

    08/28/2007 7:46:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 605+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I HAVE LIVED the American dream. Even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father's best days," outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales noted during a press conference Monday. Credit Gonzales for leaving, not with a whimper, but with the knowledge that as rough as Washington gets, no one can take from him the accomplishment of, as the son of a Mexican-born construction worker, becoming America's first Latino attorney general. In his exit, Gonzales showed himself to be, as President Bush would say, "a good man." But as this president tends to learn too late: You can...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-28-07 (Pied Piper Pitt Returns...sort of)

    08/28/2007 3:36:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 810+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 28, 2007 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    (Less than two weeks to go until a BIG webcast. Be there. Aloha!) William Rivers Pitt has RETURNED to DUmmieland! At least he has come back second hand, not in person. What happened is that DUmmie sfexpat2000 posted an overlong Pitt TruthOut RANT which she mercifully edited down in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Will Pitt: Burning the Law in a Riot of Treason." In his article, Pied Piper Pitt predictably slams Alberto Gonzales for his supposed failings. Of course, Pitt has never directly addressed his SUPREME failing of perpetuating a gigantic journalistic hoax from TruthOut itself, namely the May...
  • RNC Responds to Chuck Schumer (RNC crying because Rats know how to score)

    08/27/2007 7:53:07 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 940+ views
    GOP.Com ^ | 8/27/2007 | gop
    WASHINGTON – RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan released the following statement today in response to Chuck Schumer’s comments on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. “Chuck Schumer, the Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has wasted no time appearing on the airwaves today to make the resignation of Alberto Gonzales – and the appointment of a new Attorney General – into a partisan issue. The appointment of a new Attorney General should not be about scoring political points, and it should not be about fundraising for the next election; it must be about selecting the best possible...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 08-27-07

    08/27/2007 6:29:54 PM PDT · by snugs · 88 replies · 1,720+ views
    The President and the first lady spent the weekend at their ranch in Crawford Texas. Today the President made statements on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Iraq and later attended fund raisers in New Mexico and Washington State. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Gonzo's Replacement: The Hillary Factor (Preemptive criticism of Michael Chertoff)

    08/27/2007 3:13:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 634+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | August 27, 2007 | Steve Kornacki
    Here, via the Washington Post's campaign blog, is Hillary Clinton's response to Alberto Gonzales' resignation as Attorney General and the rumors that Michael Chertoff is in line to replace him: Without naming him, Clinton also took a swipe at Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, who is rumored as a possible choice to lead the department. "The second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is one more reminder that the President must appoint someone to lead the Department of Justice with the leadership and competence necessary to defend the Constitution," she wrote. Clinton's potential opposition to Chertoff is noteworthy because it could provide...
  • Gonzales resigns

    08/27/2007 5:16:17 AM PDT · by tlb · 477 replies · 20,030+ views
    Aug 27, 2007 | CNN
  • Fred Thompson, likely presidential candidate, makes Minnesota stop (comments on Gonzales)

    08/27/2007 2:11:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 1,521+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | August 27, 2007 | Steve Karnowski
    Republican Fred Thompson sidestepped questions Monday about the departure of yet another high-level aide to his presidential campaign-in-waiting. Linda Rozett, a longtime U.S. Chamber of Commerce official, is gone from the former Tennessee senator's committee to "test the waters" of a presidential bid after spending the last several weeks as communications director. "I don't know what the story is," said Thompson, who was asked about the departure while campaigning at the Minnesota state fair. "I don't know what to say about it except that she's a wonderful lady." Rozett's departure was disclosed in an e-mail to staffers from campaign manager...
  • Pinata Gonzales

    08/27/2007 9:29:18 AM PDT · by cartoonistx · 17 replies · 688+ views
  • Kennedy: Gonzales’ resignation ’long overdue’

    08/27/2007 8:04:35 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 244+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/27/07 | Jessica Fargen
    U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy today called the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales “long overdue and called his policies “disastrous.” Gonzales, speaking briefly this morning about his resignation, thanked his staff saying, “It has been one of my greatest privileges to lead the Department of Justice.”
  • Morgan Not Afraid of Wolf

    08/17/2007 4:52:03 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 863+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melanie Morgan might not have a profile as high as some other pundits of the right, but she is emerging, in my book, as one of conservatism's most fearless and articulate advocates.Last month, I noted an epic dust-up on "Hardball" between talk radio host Morgan and feminist Naomi Wolf. On today's show, the two again clashed. Last time around, I suggested that Wolf might be America's most passive-aggressive woman. Today, she showed herself to be one of its most alarmist. The topic was the controversy over the extent to which Alberto Gonzales [at the time Pres. Bush's White House counsel]...
  • Gonzales faces new firestorm in Congress

    07/10/2007 9:22:01 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 56 replies · 1,345+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/10/07 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced a new firestorm on Tuesday sparked by a report he may have misled lawmakers in 2005 about civil liberty violations by the FBI. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, responded by promising that Gonzales would face tough questions about this and other matters at a hearing planned by his panel later this month. And Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat who chairs a House Judiciary subcommittee, renewed calls for Gonzales to resign and called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to determine if he had...
  • [U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales] A.G. tells sherifffs immigration bill will make job easier

    06/26/2007 6:11:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies · 836+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | June 26, 2007 | DEBBIE HUMMEL
    SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales asked the nation's sheriffs Tuesday to give their support to the immigration bill in Congress, saying passage would make their jobs easier. "The president recognizes, just as I do, the vital role many sheriffs, especially those of you in border areas, have been playing in dealing with crime associated with illegal immigration," Gonzales told the National Sheriffs' Association. "But we recognize this issue is primarily a federal responsibility," he said. Gonzales said the legislation would improve border security and give employers the tools to verify worker eligibility. He said the bill...
  • Make Sen. Voinovich U.S. Attorney General (BARF ALERT)

    06/19/2007 6:51:53 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 43 replies · 553+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 19, 2007 | JOHN A. GALBRAITH
    Make Sen. Voinovich U.S. attorney general Tuesday, June 19, 2007 3:33 AM Regarding the storm surrounding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, I offer President Bush three suggestions: • Process Gonzales' resignation. • Appoint Sen. George V. Voinovich as Gonzales' successor. There is no question about his integrity, competence or Senate approval. • Make a deal with Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland about Voinovich's replacement. JOHN A. GALBRAITH Maumee
  • The NO Confidence Congress

    05/21/2007 4:55:26 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Creating Orwellian World-view ^ | 5/21/07 | Alaphiah
    It like a punchline in a bad joke. Whose approval ratings are lower than President Bush’s? Why Congress’ are! Congress’ approval ratings are at a low, low 29% now that’s a vote of no confidence from the American people. It spite of recent polls showing America's no confidence in this Congress, this group of Bush hating political opportunists are set to stage a vote of no confidence in the Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Having no evidence of wrong doing against Mr. Gonzales this Democratic controlled Congress has resorted to attempting to shame the attorney general from office. Gonzales should not...
  • Alberto Gonzales and the impeachment card

    05/14/2007 10:59:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 847+ views
    SFGate: The Ross Report ^ | 5/14/7 | Andrew Ross
    One theory for Alberto Gonzales's unexpected survival -- and/or, the president's apparent determination to keep him -- comes from a perhaps equally unexpected quarter. Writing in The Weekly Standard, Tod Lindberg, a Fellow at the Hoover Institution, says Gonzales's departure would be a "catastrophic defeat" for the administration. How so?Democrats with good memories, such as former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who served on the House Judiciary Committee when it voted to impeach Richard Nixon in 1974, recall with precision the sequence of events that led to the resignation of the 37th president of the United States. In brief: Then-Attorney General Richard...
  • GONZALES WANTS ARBITRARY POWER TO BLOCK GUN PURCHASES; SAF SAYS HE SHOULD RESIGN

    05/01/2007 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 448 replies · 14,235+ views
    BELLEVUE, WA – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ troubling support of legislation that would allow him and future attorneys general the arbitrary power to block firearms purchases without due process is cause for him to step down as the nation’s highest ranking law enforcement officer, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. The bill, S. 1237, was introduced last week at the Justice Department’s request by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of the most extreme anti-gunners in Congress. Called the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007,” this legislation would give the Attorney General discretionary authority to deny the...
  • The Democrats' Gonzales (Harry Reid Should Resign)

    04/26/2007 8:04:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 876+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2007 | David S. Broder
    Here's a Washington political riddle where you fill in the blanks: As Alberto Gonzales is to the Republicans, Blank Blank is to the Democrats -- a continuing embarrassment thanks to his amateurish performance. If you answered " Harry Reid," give yourself an A. And join the long list of senators of both parties who are ready for these two springtime exhibitions of ineptitude to end. President Bush's highly developed tolerance for egregious incompetence in his administration may have met its supreme test in Attorney General Gonzales, who at various times has taken complete responsibility for the firing of eight U.S....
  • McCain calls for Gonzales to resign

    04/25/2007 10:25:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 2,742+ views
    The Politico ^ | April 25, 2007 | Mike Allen
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Politico that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, becoming the most prominent Republican to desert the White House over the bungled firing of U.S. attorneys. The call from McCain, one of the leading Republican candidates for the White House, adds to excruciating pressure on President Bush, who has said he continues to support his beleaguered attorney general. The senator disclosed his view as his Straight Talk Express luxury bus rumbled away from the second stop on his announcement tour, a rally held in the pouring rain in a park in New...
  • Nothing Improper (Op-Ed by Alberto Gonzales)

    04/15/2007 12:26:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 815+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2007 | Alberto R. Gonzales, United States Attorney General
    My decision some months ago to privately seek the resignations of a small number of U.S. attorneys has erupted into a public firestorm. First and foremost, I appreciate the public service of these fine lawyers and dedicated professionals, each of whom served his or her full four-year term as U.S. attorney. I apologize to them, their families and the thousands of dedicated professionals at the Justice Department for my role in allowing this matter to spin into an undignified Washington spectacle. What began as a well-intentioned management effort to identify where, among the 93 U.S. attorneys, changes in leadership might...