May 21: In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann marvels at former Vice President Dick Cheney's defense of the Bush administration torture practices while avoiding taking any responsibility for them.
Suspects In NY Synagogue Plot To Be Held In Jail Rueters WHITE PLAINS, New York (Reuters) - Four Muslim men suspected of a plot to blow up two New York synagogues and shoot down military planes were ordered to remain in jail on Thursday in what police called homegrown terrorism. U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Smith ordered James Cromitie, 55, to remain in jail along with David Williams, 28, Onta Williams, 32, and Haitian citizen Laguerre Payen, 27. Read more.
Obama And Cheney's Remarks On Terrorism Los Angles Times President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney both addressed the war on terrorism in remarks delivered Thursday in Washington. Obama spoke at the National Archives, Cheney at the American Enterprise Institute. Some brief excerpts: On the Constitution: Obama: I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution as commander in chief, and as a citizen, I know that we must never -- ever -- turn our back on its enduring principles for expedience sake. I make this claim not simply as a matter of idealism. We uphold our most cherished values not only because doing so is right, but because it strengthens our country and keeps us safe. Cheney: Torture was never permitted. And the methods were given careful legal review before they were approved. Interrogators had authoritative guidance on the line between toughness and torture, and they knew to stay on the right side of it. Read More.
Dems Block Bishop Move to Investigate Nancy Pelosi Salt Lake Tribune Washington » House Democrats batted down an attempt by Utah Rep. Rob Bishop on Thursday to create a committee to investigate Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that the CIA lied to her about waterboarding terror suspects in 2002. The move by the Utah Republican is the latest turn in a growing political spat over Pelosi's knowledge about what former President George W. Bush called "enhanced interrogation techniques" and what President Barack Obama considers "torture." Read more.
Steven Green Gets Life Without Parole CNN PADUCAH, Kentucky (CNN) -- Jurors on Thursday told a judge they could not reach a decision on whether a former U.S. soldier should be sentenced to death for war crimes -- including rape and murder -- he committed in Iraq. The lack of a unanimous decision means Steven Green will be sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to instructions given to jurors as they began deliberations on the sentence Wednesday. Read more.
Hillbilly Report Glendale, Kentucky Ditch Mitch KY. Barefoot And
Progressive Page One James Pence Videos President Bush vetoed a bill blocking Medicare and Tricare pay cuts to doctors,
but congress tells him to go to Hell and overrides the veto. The House of
Representatives voted overwhelmingly by a
vote to override President Bush’s veto and the Senate vote was
70-26. Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning continued to show their disdain
for seniors and the military and voted to uphold the George Bush' veto! This time next year I hope George W. Bush is living on his
100,000 acres in Paraguay because he won't be welcomed here in
the United States by seniors like me! He can hire
Blackwater to protect him from the International Courts that will surely
indict him for crimes
against humanity, and George will find a good supply of
cocaine in Paraguay to sniff up his nose and plenty of room to go hunting
with "Shotgun" Dick Cheney!
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deborah Jeane Palfrey predicted she would be "suicided"
DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey predicted she would be "suicided" on
several occasions both recently and as far back as 17 years ago - comments that
now appear ominous in light of the announcement that the former head of a
Washington escort service allegedly killed herself today.
"If taken into custody, my physical safety and most probably my very life
would be jeopardized,"
she wrote in August 1991 following an attempt to bring her to trial, "Rape,
beating, maiming, disfigurement and more than likely murder disguised in the
form of just another jailhouse accident or suicide would await me," said Palfrey
in a handwritten letter to the judge accusing the San Diego police vice squad of
having a vendetta against her. Read
(CBS)The former Democratic nominee for
president who ran against a president later driven from office under
threat of impeachment, today said that impeachment of President George
W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney is "the rightful course for an
George McGovern, a former South Dakota Senator who ran on the Democratic ticket in 1972 as an anti-war advocate, wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post
that, while he steered clear of calling for the impeachment of Richard
Nixon in the '70s - fearing it would appear as "an expression of
personal vengeance" against his opponent who won re-election in a
landslide - McGovern said after seven years of the current
administration, he has "belatedly and painfully concluded that the only
honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment" of the president
and the vice president.