Meanwhile, back on Capitol Hill…

While everyone seems to be focused on the melodramatic race for the Democratic Presidential nomination, a few things are actually happening in Congress.

The Senate Monday confirmed a Chicago judge to serve as the Number 2 attorney general in the justice department.

The approval of Mark R. Filip, 41, came as part of a deal between the White House and Congressional Democrats to move long-stalled executive appointments.

Such deals have been announced in the past. Most have fallen apart.

Reports Dan Eggen of The Washington Post:

The appointment comes after months of partisan wrangling over presidential nominations and followed a discussion earlier yesterday between Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten, according to legislative aides and administration officials.

Reid spokesman Jim Manley said that Bolten “pledged to improve the stalled nomination process” and that the Senate’s voice vote in favor of Filip was “in return and a sign of good faith.”

White House spokeswoman Emily Lawrimore said the sides had agreed to procedural changes to help move nominations along. “We look forward to working constructively with the Senate majority leader to ensure that all Republican and Democratic nominees receive fair consideration and swift confirmation,” she said.

2 Responses to "Meanwhile, back on Capitol Hill…"

  1. Sandra Price  March 4, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Another problem that should rise up soon in South America. Big trouble down there. I’m looking at some links.

  2. Carl Nemo  March 4, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Sandra Price…

    The entire world is in turmoil within the same perennial zones of conflict that are all continually stoked by our ever-grasping MIC/CIA provocateurs at the behest of the shadowy NWO oligarchs that both own and “control” the planet through these surrogate “fear-based” functions.

    None of this has anything to do with protecting the interests of the United States nor anyone else on planet earth, but only for the enrichment of the few at the expense of the many.

    All it does is to keep the ever-hungry MIC fed along with a legion of faceless, overpaid, bored, mattoids in our intelligence agencies who create and implement endless social-psychodrama scripts to keep the world in turmoil; ie., fearful, and desperate.

    People’s of the world have become victims of their own governments; ie., the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, India and a host of others who all work hand-in-hand 24/7/365 to keep their citizens fearful, oppressed and hopeless concerning outcomes. Fear merchants are doing quite well in these times. Of course they are creating this fear-based paradigm for their collective benefit.

    Carl Nemo **==

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