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Judiciary Chairman Says He Believes Bush Violated Law

@ 11:21 PM (110 months, 8 days ago)

Sen. Arlen Spector (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he believes that the Bush Administration has violated the law with respect to it's domestic spying program.

Spector also says that Mr. Torture Man, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, has not adequately explained why the Bush Crime Team failed to get court orders for the wiretaps it was conducting, and he called the AG's explanations thus far "strained and unrealistic."

Meanwhile, Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, is predicting that they will have to subpoena the Administration in order to obtain the documents that they are seeking. (Of course, it should be noted that the Committee would not have to subpoena the Bush Administration, if the Administration actually respected Congress' responsibility for oversight).

Specter Criticizes Rationale for Spying

Pat Robertson Continues to Call For Assassination of Chavez

@ 10:31 PM (110 months, 8 days ago)

Right wing televangelist Pat Robertson continues his culture of death crusade, once again calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez.

During an appearance on the February 2 edition of Hannity & Colmes, co-host Alan Colmes asked "Do you want him [Chavez] taken out?" to which Robertson responded "Not now, but one day, one day, one day."

He originally called for Chavez's assassinatin in August of last year.

(As usual, Media Matters is on the case! Great job!)

Robertson again calls for Chavez's assassination: "Not now, but one day"

Newly Released Court Papers: Plame Was Still Covert

@ 01:55 PM (110 months, 8 days ago)

The Bush apologists will have you believe that Valerie Plame was not a covert CIA operative when her identity was revealed by the Bush Administration.

New newly released court documents show that indeed she was.  According to Newsweek magazine:  Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald learned that Valerie Plame conducted "covert work overseas" in areas regarding counterproliferation matters, and that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) "was making specific efforts to conceal" Plame's identity.

The CIA Leak: Plame Was Still Covert