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Executive Director of Group that Produced Rev. Wright television ads worked on the infamous Clinton Chronicles

So who put together that last minute national television buy of those advertisements featuring the Rev. Jeremiah Wright? As it turns out, Scott Wheeler, the executive director of the National Republican Trust PAC, the group which paid for and produced … Continue reading

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Lobbyist for Saddam gave $40,000 to Republican Senate and House Campaign Committees

John Venners, a Washington D.C. based public relations man who aided an influence effort to ease international economic sanctions against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, made $40,000 in campaign contributions since 2004 to the Republican House and Senate Campaign … Continue reading

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Robert Byrd not to go quietly into the night….

Senator Robert Byrd– 90 years old, the longest serving senator in the U.S. history, former Senate Majority Leader, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and as the president pro tem of the Senate is the third in line in constitutional … Continue reading

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Rick Hertzberg on the Voter Fraud Fraud

Below, Rick Hertzberg on the voter fraud fraud. There is, of course, no real substantiative evidence that this problem has been endemic. The issue has been revived by the Republican camp, obviously, to fire up the base and increase turnout. … Continue reading

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The McCain campaign responds to my Timmons story… sorta.

Via Satyah Khanna at Think Progress: Yesterday, Murray Waas revealed that the head of Sen. John McCain’s transition team, power lobbyist William Timmons, was involved in a lobbying effort on behalf of Saddam Hussein in the early 1990s “to ease … Continue reading

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The Company He Keeps: How Bill Timmons’ partners grifted Saddam Hussein

McCain aide William Timmons’ partners’ in his influence effort on behalf of Saddam Hussein, whom I wrote about in my Huffington Post story today, were Samir Vincent and Tongsun Park. Vincent pled guilty to federal criminal charges that acted as … Continue reading

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DOJ report about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys

I have a story out today at ABC.com about the Justice Department report on the firings of nine U.S. attorneys, which I co-wrote with my friend Justin Rood: The Justice Department probe of the firings of nine U.S. attorneys was … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Bush appointees attempted to thwart US Attorney Probe

A report to be made public tomorrow morning by the Justice Department detailing findings of its investigation into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys will say that the efforts of investigators were severely stymied in large part by the lack … Continue reading

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DOJ investigating Gonzales for allegedly creating fictitious notes

New story out today at the Atlantic: The Justice Department is investigating whether former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales created a set of fictitious notes so that President Bush would have a rationale for reauthorizing his warrantless eavesdropping program, according to … Continue reading

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Prosecutor at Stevens Trial: “We reach for the Yellow Pages. He reached for VECO.”

Opening statements from the Ted Stevens bribery trial: WASHINGTON — The corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens began Thursday with sharply divergent portraits of the long-serving Republican. In opening statements in the highly anticipated case, prosecutors accused Stevens of … Continue reading

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