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Well then, things seem to be cast in concrete after all…DEMAND UPGRADE

Hello Gentle Readers: I've been (rather deliberately) out of touch with the MSM and this wonderful place in web-space for some time now. It nice to be back. After a bit of catching up over the last couple of weeks it seems that the inability of Big Brother to "turn over a new leaf" is (seemingly so) cast in concrete. Pity. I've watched. I've waited. Even though I did not vote for the man, I hoped, like much of the country I hoped. Bah! With the tacit approval of continued torture, the "realignment" of which alphabet soup agency actually does the torture (welcome the new "elite" unit?.)

Can Obama regain his mojo?

With the long, hot summer coming to an end, President Barack Obama returns to a cool reception in Washington.

To put it mildly, things ain't going well in Obamaland. The President's approval ratings continue to fall at a record rate, his administration lacks focus and his signature health care reform agenda is on life support.

Obama's political capital account is bankrupt, depleted from too many compromises on health care and other issues. With his once-vaunted ability to rally a nation with stirring rhetoric gone, jeers now replace cheers at Obama rallies and those who predicted the President wasn't ready for prime time are clucking and saying "I told you so."

Cheney calls CIA probe political

The self-anointed attack dog for the failed administration of former President George W. Bush, which turned the Justice Department into a political hack agency, Sunday accused the Obama administration of playing politics with the investigation of prisoner torture.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney turned to Fox News, the mouthpiece for Republicans, to launch his latest attacks.

"I just think it's an outrageous precedent to set, to have this kind of, I think, intensely partisan, politicized look back at the prior administration," Cheney said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Cheney's broadsides are the latest in an orchestrated series of attacks from the former Vice President.

Tom Ridge changes his tune on terror threats

Former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge, under fire from former colleagues in the Bush administration for saying politics ruled terror threat levels during that administration's time in the White House, is backpedaling and saying that's not what he meant.

Ridge, in his first interview since allegations of manipulating threat levels for political gain surfaced last week, now says he didn't mean to suggest such a thing.

"I'm not second-guessing my colleagues," Ridge told USA Today in an interview.

Burton briefs on fallen soldier

Obama meets with the family of fallen Marine Nicholas Xiarhos.

Experts see double-digit Dem losses

Handicappers can now envision an election in which Democrats suffer double-digit losses in the House.

Cheney Offers Sharp Defense of C.I.A. Interrogation Tactics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney sharply criticized the Obama administration’s decision to investigate the abuse of prisoners held by the C.I.A.

Fighting Health Care Overhaul, and Proud of It

Senator Jim DeMint, a first-term Republican from South Carolina, is gaining attention as he stokes anger over the health care issue.

As Big Banks Repay Bailout Money, U.S. Sees a Profit

The profits, about $4 billion, have come from eight of the biggest banks that have fully repaid their bailout obligations to the government.

Safety Group to Call for Ban on Texting While Driving

Studies show that drivers who send text messages at highway speeds can travel more than the length of a football field without looking at the road.