News Of The Day

Whenever I go on these light blogging binges, I try and do news wrap ups, but never remember what I title them, so you know, there’s no continuity, but that’s okay, I like it that way. 

In any case, here’s a quick hit of what’s going to be driving the news today:

-The White House continues to thumb its nose at Congress regarding subpoenas, and we now know that back when the GOP ruled the roost, Arch Chancelor Cheney himself told Congress they were not ALLOWED to subpoena the White House.

-When Governor Mark Warner enacted a plan to provide all children in Virginia with health care, I thought it a brilliant move, and a great step in the direction of providing health care for all.  I mean, who can possibly be against covering children?  Apparently that would be the administration.

-While much of Washington is actively ignoring the political situation in Iraq in order to tout very modest military progress, at least one Senator has his ducks in a row.  Senator Carl Levin has made it clear that the Iraqi parliament needs to seriously consider ousting Maliki; well, at least someone’s paying attention.

-Is it possible GOP non-candidate Fred Thompson might get himself in legal trouble before he even enters the race?  Lane Hudson, who apparently played a prominent role in the Mark Foley scandal, has now filed a complaint with the FEC regarding Fred’s status as a candidate, and his lack of reporting of funds to the FEC.  Personally, I think this is risky.  If it sticks, then it could sink his camaign, if it fails to stick, however, I think it will only envigorate a Thompson bid.  We’ll have to wait and see.

Maybe Bob Filner should consider anger management classes.

-Star Quarterback (if you could call him a quarterback… I think you should be able to throw first) Michael Vick has copped a plea in the case against him regarding a dogfighting ring

And now is as good a time as any to see what’s being talked about by some of our friends in the blogosphere.

-Check Cernig out in his continuing excellent coverage of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.  Here he again dismantles some of the war drum beating to make a case to go to war against Iran.

-According to the GTL, Cheney’s a felon.  I tend to agree with one of his biggest assertions.  You just try and avoid a subpoena, see how well that works out for you.

-Over at Bastard Logic, Matt takes a pretty well sourced look at the upcoming Patraeus report (and tosses us a link while he’s at it!).

As always, h/t to memeorandum, and have a good day.

3 Responses to “News Of The Day”

  1. matttbastard says:

    Levin may be correct about the instability of the political situation, but he has a ‘blame the victim’ mentality that drives me nuts. More here.

  2. matttbastard says:

    (And, as noted by The Beast, he’s not the only Dem to defer responsibility to the victims for Iraq’s failed state status. Repeat: “It’s hard to pull up your socks when your legs have been blown off.”)

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