We’re not surprised that Republicans plan to return to their extreme right-wing base to try and save their asses in the November mid-term elections. When it comes to support, all the GOP has left are the homophobes, bigots, racists and religious wing-nuts.
Ann Coulter, the rabid right-wing Republican bomb thrower who gives blondes an even worse reputation, is up to her skinny keister of trouble because she violated Florida election law by knowingly voting in the wrong precinct — a felony in the Sunshine State. So she’s hired some high-priced and high-placed legal talent.
The White House claims Iraq’s prime minister claims he was misquoted on statements that American soldiers kill Iraqi civilians at random — but the Iraqi PM hasn’t claimed he was misquoted and the White House can’t explain exactly what or how such misquotes happened.
The latest Congressman to get caught taking bribes and kickbacks, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis, claimed Friday he has not been contacted by federal investigators in their probe of his relationship with a lobbyist and benefactor whose firm’s clients include Lewis’ hometown and home county.
The U.S. House of Representatives that many call the most corrupt and scandal-ridden in modern history plans to vote next week on whether to adopt a Senate plan to increase fines to $325,000 on television and radio broadcast stations that violate decency standards.
President George W. Bush, facing ever-sagging public opinion polls, will return to right-wing extremism to try and revive his fortunes, promoting a constitutional ban on gay marriage on the eve of a Senate vote next week.
Homeland Security’s latest formula for allocating $1.7 billion in anti-terrorist funds seems more than strange and more than a little politically driven. The security grants for New York City and Washington, D.C., the two cities actually attacked on 9/11, were cut by 40 percent.