Congressional Agency Questions Legality of Wiretaps: "The memo from national security specialist Alfred Cumming is the second report this month from CRS to question the legality of aspects of Bush's domestic spying program. A Jan. 6 report concluded that the administration's justifications for the program conflicted with current law."

Wednesday - Some Iraq Rebuilding Funds Go Untraced: "there hasn't been a concerted effort to trace what happened to the money and make recipients pay back any ill-gotten gains. The inspector general's office said it doesn't plan to ask the Justice Department to file lawsuits or to conduct widespread audits"
Attytood: The Washington Post's watchdog needs a watchdog
Loophole in Lobbying Bill Leaves Wiggle Room: "whenever a lobbyist pays the bill, he or she must also hand the lawmaker a campaign contribution. Then the transaction would be perfectly okay."

The best government money can buy.


Lobbying: The Web Widens - Newsweek Periscope - "Ohio Rep. Robert Ney personally lobbied the then Secretary of State Colin Powell to relax U.S. sanctions on Iran. Who asked him to? A convicted airplane broker who had just taken the congressman and a top aide on an expense-paid trip to London"
Paul Craig Roberts: Bush Crosses the Rubicon: "Bush is asserting the powers that accrued to Hitler in 1933. His Federalist Society apologists and Department of Justice appointees claim that President Bush has the same power to interpret the Constitution as the Supreme Court. An Alito Court is likely to agree with this false claim."
FindLaw's Writ - Van Bergen: The Unitary Executive: Is The Doctrine Behind the Bush Presidency Consistent with a Democratic State?


'We the People' Must Save Our Constitution: "Is the world more dangerous than when we faced an ideological enemy with tens of thousands of missiles poised to be launched against us and annihilate our country at a moment's notice? Is America in more danger now than when we faced worldwide fascism on the march-when our fathers fought and won two World Wars simultaneously?
It is simply an insult to those who came before us and sacrificed so much on our behalf to imply that we have more to be fearful of than they. Yet they faithfully protected our freedoms and now it is up to us to do the same."


Vaughn Bode's War Lizards Another blast from the past.
Vaughn Bode's Junkwaffle and War Lizards A comic strip from long ago and far away.
US military frees two Reuters journalists in Iraq - Yahoo! News: "...after holding them for several months without charge... Reuters has urged the U.S. military also to free Samir Mohammed Noor, who has been held without charge since his arrest at his home in Tal Afar seven months ago. A cameraman for U.S. television network CBS in Mosul has been held since April."
Al Gore to Warn of President's Threat to Constitution - Yahoo! News What do Bob Barr & Al Gore agree on? Bush is ruining the US.