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Month: February 2006

February 13, 2006
Just Say Noe to Thugs

For those who have been following the ethical trials and travails of the GOP, the Buckeye State brings us the latest chapter of the Banana Republicans. Ohio Republican fundraiser extraordinaire Tom Noe, a Bush pioneer and close supporter of Governor Robert Taft, has been indicted on 53 new counts of stealing over $1 million from […]

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February 9, 2006
Playing Dumb: Bush on Abramoff, Lay and Libby

Facing increasing pressure over his ties to convicted Republican uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff, George W. Bush is doing what comes naturally: playing dumb. And why not? It worked for him with Ken Lay and the Valerie Plame leak. On January 26th, President Bush denied any relationship with Abramoff, a "Pioneeer" who raised over $100,000 for […]

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February 8, 2006
The White House Flip-Flops on NSA Program Oversight

President Bush has flip-flopped once again. Just 24 hours after Vice President Cheney firmly declared the administration would not more broadly share information with key Congressional committee members regarding Bush's NSA domestic spying program, the White House reversed course - sort of. The seeds of the turnabout were sown with yesterday's challenge from House Intelligence […]

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February 6, 2006
The GOP's "Give Me Death" Defense on Domestic Spying

During a break in the Senate testimony by Attorney General Gonzales this morning, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions resorted to the now standard Republican defense of President Bush's illegal domestic spying program. Call it the "Give Me Death" strategy. During brief comments to the press, Sessions referring to the rightness of Bush's domestic spying after 9/11 […]

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February 5, 2006
Dishonoring Mrs. King

In Atlanta this weekend, thousands braved unusually cold weather to pay their final respects to Coretta Scott King, who lay in state at the Georgia Capitol. That honor, withheld from her slain husband in 1968 by the legendary racist Governor Lester Maddox, comes as a bitter irony. For it was in the same Georgia Capitol […]

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February 2, 2006
CPAC 2006: Republican Party Animals

Just in time for Lincoln's birthday, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will arrive in Washington. Next Thursday, February 9th, hundreds of right-wing activists, high-profile Republican politicians and conservative groups of all stripes will descend on the capital to give lie to the Great Emancipator's words, "with malice toward none; with charity for all." […]

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February 1, 2006
Top 10 GOP Sound Bites: SOTU Edition

With the NSA domestic spying scandal and Pesident Bush's 2006 State of the Union Address, the past week has seen another shake-up in the Top 10 GOP Sound Bites. Jumping to the top of the charts is the hard rocking smash hit, George W. Bush's "Terrorist Surveillance Program." Another cut from that same broken record, […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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