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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

McKinney cop bop case goes to grand jury

The announced resignation of a powerful Republican congressman usually would be enough scandal for one week on Capitol Hill. Instead, a Democratic congresswoman has grabbed the spotlight since her run-in with a Capitol Police officer. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., is accused of striking an officer after he tried to stop her from entering a House office building without going through a security checkpoint.

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Changes ordered to Pentagon database

As many as 260 reports in a classified Defense Department database on suspicious people or activities were improperly collected or kept there, the Pentagon said Wednesday in a review that also found the system to be a valuable tool in terrorism investigations.

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Congress still a pork junkie

Lobbying scandals and a staggering federal budget deficit haven’t dampened Congress’ appetite for questionable pet projects, as lawmakers will spend a record $29 billion on “pork” this year, a watchdog group said on Wednesday.

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DHS’s ‘Operation Predator’ snares two of its own

It’s called “Operation Predator,” a high-priority Department of Homeland Security program that does battle against those who prey sexually on children. Now, with the arrest Tuesday night of a department deputy secretary, at least two of the agency’s own top personnel stand charged with just such offenses.

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Our vague, misguided mission in Iraq

In his book “The Assassin’s Gate,” George Packer describes a 45-minute meeting that occurred in late May 2003 among President Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and Jay Garner.

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When the going gets tough, the tough rationalize

One of the great political arts is to insist to bystanders that you’re leading a parade as the mob chases you out of town. Former House GOP leader Tom DeLay proved a master as he explained his decision to resign from Congress rather than face defeat in November.

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