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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:37 PM
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Democrats send out first round of subpoenas
Edited on Thu Mar-01-07 07:51 PM by Rose Siding
A House Judiciary subcommittee approved today the first in what is expected to be an avalanche of subpoenas to Bush administration officials. They will likely explore corruption and mismanagement allegations on everything from pre-war Iraq intelligence to the mishandling of the response to Hurricane Katrina.

The first round of subpoenas concern the recent controversial firings by the Bush administration of seven U.S. attorneys, some of whom were pursuing public corruption cases against Republican members of Congress.

The House Judiciary subcommittee on commercial and administrative law, chaired by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), approved subpoenas requiring four former U.S. attorneys to appear at a subcommittee hearing next Tuesday. The former U.S. attorneys include Carol Lam of California, David Iglesias of New Mexico, H.E. Cummins III of Arkansas, and John McKay of Washington state. The subcommittee approved the subpoenas by voice vote; no Republican lawmakers were present.

http://www.hillnews.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Fro...


The House Judiciary Committee released the following statement:

Washington House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers today issued subpoenas against certain former U.S. Attorneys who were recently fired by the Bush Administration. The subpoenas were authorized by the Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Law (CAL), chaired by Congresswoman Linda Snchez.

The subpoenas require former U.S. Attorneys David C. Iglesias, Carol Lam, H.E. Cummins, III, and John McKay to appear before a CAL Subcommittee hearing next week.

The former U.S. Attorneys are alleging very serious charges against the Administration and we need to hear from them, Chairman Conyers said. We want to hear their stories and we want the Administration to address the charges head on so that we can get to the bottom of this.

We decided to issue subpoenas only as a last resort, said Chairwoman Snchez. We need to get to the bottom of whether competency in upholding the law is being sacrificed for political ideology.

Subcommittee members voted this afternoon in a public meeting. The subpoenas will be issued this evening for the U.S. Attorneys to appear before the subcommittee on Tuesday, March 6, at 2:00 pm in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will consider a bill by Congressman Howard Berman that would reverse a new provision in the USA PATRIOT Act allowing the Attorney General to indefinitely appoint federal prosecutors

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=77
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:40 PM
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1. I've been hoping for this
This is what needs to happen. There needs to be oversite and accountability in government. The Republics did what they wanted for 6 years. It's time for the American people to see just what they were up to.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:51 PM
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5. Very nicely put. I agree 100 percent!!
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:09 PM
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68. 6 Years? Try 12!
They've had control of the House and Senate since 1994.
But would only did oversight on Clinton, never on King George.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:42 PM
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2. And away we go!!...
Visualize. Then DO. (see below for details)

NGU.


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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:48 PM
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3. Judiciary Subcommittee Issues Subpoenas
Judiciary Subcommittee Issues Subpoenas for Hearing on Case of Fired U.S. Attorneys

(snip)
Subcommittee members voted this afternoon in a public meeting. The subpoenas will be issued this evening for the U.S. Attorneys to appear before the subcommittee on Tuesday, March 6, at 2:00 pm in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will consider a bill by Congressman Howard Berman that would reverse a new provision in the USA PATRIOT Act allowing the Attorney General to indefinitely appoint federal prosecutors through the end of the Bush Administration without Senate confirmation.

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=77
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:52 PM
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6. Thanks -just added that too
High time.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:01 PM
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58. Revoke the Patriot Act in toto. Not a good line in it.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:04 PM
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67. to clarify
The subpoenas are being issued to the attorneys who were fired. The blog entry quotes Conyers as saying they have made very serious charges and they need to be heard.



Cher


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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:49 PM
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4. Here come da judge.

How sweet it is, how sweet it is.

:evilgrin:

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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 08:07 PM
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9. I've longed to see this headline for a very long time
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ourvoicescount Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:59 PM
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57. I couldn't agree more.
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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:54 PM
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7. X post (Video blog: "Now, make it RA-A-AIN subpoenas!...RAIN RAIN Subpoenas!!...")
Edited on Thu Mar-01-07 08:13 PM by tiptoe

Make It Rain Subpoenas!!

A House Judiciary subcommittee approved today the first in what is expected to be an avalanche of subpoenas to Bush administration officials. They will likely explore corruption and mismanagement allegations on everything from pre-war Iraq intelligence to the mishandling of the response to Hurricane Katrina...

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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 07:59 PM
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8. Let's wade in
This is going to be a particularly odious part of the task, rooting through the muck and mire of Republican corruption. A lot of what gets dug out isn't going to be pretty or smell very nice, but it has to be brought to the surface. And don't think for a moment that the Republicans are going to be nice about it. They'll whine and piss and moan about every little thing and fight about every little turd we fish out of their swamp.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 10:44 AM
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45. Toxic clean up - we need superfund legislation that makes them pay for it too. nt
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:01 PM
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51. Well put
bravo, my friend
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 08:09 PM
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10. It's not the crime, it's the cover-up...
What crimes were the fired U.S. attorneys investigating?

hoo-eee!

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swwallace81 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 08:20 AM
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33. Don't US Attorneys serve at the pleasure
of the president? I'm not so sure this is a minor issue. I thought the repugs made too much over Hill's firing of the travel bureau. Bush can put in anyone he wants, but why would he make a change with less than 2 years left?
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:16 PM
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69. King George recommends, the Senate approves ...
In this case, the Justice Department decided to fire 7 attorneys,
that were investigating corruption in the Republics party.
Fire them, and the investigation stops.

Then the Patriot Act states that King George can appoint fired
attorneys without approval from the Senate.

So, know they can fire at their discretion,
and have them replaced with loyalists.
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raebrek Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:28 PM
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74. I've already heard this on the radio about Clinton firing all of the US
Attorneys when he took office. Here is a link to info on it. This one is old but I felt the least odious.

http://www.mediaresearch.org/realitycheck/1997/fax19971... So this will be the counter point the news will actually talk about. talk about sick.

Raebrek!!!
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 08:12 PM
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11. Let the sunshine in.
I'm tired of this government filled with dark, ugly secrets.
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eddy51 Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 08:21 PM
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12. Get it Out
Whatever has taken place the last 6 years needs to be brought out and examined by the citizens. It is to get history right. That is our mission. Don't let them tell you that it is past history and we need to move on. NO. It is important for this nation to learn from what has happened and make sure it never happens again.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 03:08 AM
Response to Reply #12
25. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. Welcome to DU!
:hi:

Hekate

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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 09:00 PM
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13. Investigations are good.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 09:03 PM
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14. House panel subpoenas fired federal prosecutors
The first high-profile subpoenas of the 110th Democratic-led Congress were issued on Thursday in an investigation of the firings of at least eight federal prosecutors by the Bush administration.

With critics suggesting possible political mischief in the dismissals, a House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee subpoenaed four of the former U.S. attorneys to appear before the panel next week.

They include one who, according to a U.S. senator, has told congressional aides he believes he was ousted because he resisted pressure to indict in an investigation in New Mexico, which could have helped Republicans before the 2006 elections.

"We need to get to the bottom of whether competency in upholding the law is being sacrificed for political ideology," said Rep. Linda Sanchez (news, bio, voting record), a California Democrat and chairwoman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Law.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070302/pl_nm/usa_congress_...
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 09:05 PM
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15. All together, now! "Amer-ica, a-mer-ica, God shed his grace on thee!
And crown thy good (finally) with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea."

I haven't felt like singing a patriotic song in 7 long years.

I may learn to love my country, if this keeps up!
:patriot:
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joanmj Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 09:23 PM
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16. High, High Time!
This is fantastic--let the truth set us free! :kick: :yourock: :patriot:
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Dammit Ann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 11:56 PM
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17. Now, I KNOW it has been a good day!
:party: :bounce: :toast: :smoke:
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:11 AM
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18. Thank you, Mr. Conyers.
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:26 AM
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19. This has been getting
some play on NM local TV News with U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias implying he has some information he intends to reveal at the hearing. He has indicated that two members of New Mexico's congressional delegation may be involved is some dirty dealings concerning his firing and there may be a bigger story behind all 8 of their firings. This potentially could be another really embarrassing charge against the Bu$h misAdministration.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:36 PM
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61. Hope to hear everything he has to say. Please post it at D.U. when he does, & if you have time. n/t
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 03:49 PM
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77. all kinds of dirty deals with this cabal & they must answer for it! Truthout!!
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:35 AM
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20. Sweet music to my ears after 6 l-o-o-o-o-o-n-g years of waiting. n/t
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:36 AM
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21. sweeeeeet! (eom)
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:04 AM
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22. Finally, Congress is living up to its oversight responsibilities!
The GOP just simply rubber stamped everything W wanted, without question. They sold us down the river for six very long years.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:18 AM
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23. DUers, call CSPAN & ask them to cover this hearing!!!!
Can someone post the number, please, and an email as well?
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:24 AM
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24. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. BUDDHA
K and R
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 04:49 AM
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26. Great news!
I'm glad to see the Dems are finally getting down to business. Stick it to 'em, Conyers!
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:10 AM
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27. Time to throw a subpoena party soon! eom
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:32 AM
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28. David Iglesias of New Mexico already talked a bit to NPR, here's the link...
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jhrobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 06:34 AM
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29. It's about f...ing time. At first I thought this would be a distraction and that
we would become just like 'them', but nothing is changing in the administration and maybe this is the only way to get 'his/their' attention.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 07:10 AM
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30. "No Republican lawmakers were present."
BWHAHAAHAAHAAHAAAAAA!

When Democrats were excluded, the Republicans made blatant power grabs and were 100% occupied with covering their asses.
Now Democrats are in charge and they have to clean up after these malignant bastards.

Good.

Now maybe the country will get a chance to see the light.
Hopefully the Dems will hold the media's feet to the fire.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 03:54 PM
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78. I caught that, too. Repukes don't want to vote for oversight so they don't show up.
How sick is that? Not surprised, tho.
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 07:53 AM
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31. Great news
:kick:
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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 08:00 AM
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32. This is doubly good
Go after the mismanagement of this country by the Republics and this is the part that is doubly good: "They will likely explore corruption and mismanagement allegations on everything from pre-war Iraq intelligence to the mishandling of the response to Hurricane Katrina." What will that do to the nothing to see or investigate here stunt that Holy Joementum Lieberman pulled in the Senate as chair of Homeland Security?
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:13 AM
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34. I've been waiting so long for this
Sic em chew these bastards up. We need to open as many fronts as possible get them chasing their tails and not knowing where to scratch. This should throw an industial strength monkey wrench into the works.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:13 AM
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35. CIA, Hookers, Limos, Bribes, Hotel Room Gay Parties, Money Laundering .....
.... oh boy oh boy oh boy

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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #35
79. lying the US into war in Iraq, letting OBL go, cutting war veterans' benefits, Walter Reed scandal,
Katrina, incompetence, corruption, lies, lies and more lies---time to impeach!

:popcorn:
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:35 AM
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36. kick
let the hearings begin

:dem:
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:39 AM
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37. I was really glad to see this
no Republican lawmakers were present
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:42 AM
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38. They are going to need to add a railroad siding
Not only is there more corruption in this administration than any other in our history, I suspect that there is more corruption than all the others combined. So sad that it has taken so many years to even get started.

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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:51 AM
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39. I just hope for these attorney's sake they have protection. nt
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:55 AM
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40.  I can't wait to see them start turning on one another to save their worthless hides.
Payback is a bitch.
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:55 AM
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41. Will oversight and committee hearings by Dems get the US back on track??
The Republicons are going to have the curtain lifted after 6 excruciatingly long years of subterfuge and malfeasance - if the American public even casts a casual glance at all this I believe they will be CRUSHED come 2008.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 10:19 AM
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42. Ahhhhh. What a satisfying headline.
*deep cleansing breaths*
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 10:22 AM
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43. God Bless America
About time these fucking crooks had their feet held to the fire.
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 10:36 AM
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44. ". . .competency in upholding the law is being sacrificed for political ideology"
Let's hope they are able to follow through on this and other inquiries. Otherwise it's fascism, folks.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 10:48 AM
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46. "no Republican lawmakers were present"
Out of curiosity, does anyone remember watching any hearings over the past six years (when the Cons were in the Majority) where 'no Democratic lawmakers were present'? I don't.

It's a good thing it's in the record. Otherwise the Cons would all be whining about being left out.

Go Conyers! :woohoo:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:31 PM
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64. Nope. I guess it's not newsworthy when they do it to Dems for six years.
This is very good news, though! :party: :toast: :party:
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Friday Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 10:50 AM
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47. WooHoo!!
There are no words to describe how happy I am about this.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:19 PM
Response to Reply #47
55. Welcome to DU, jimnkara! Glad you joined us. This news makes us all smile. n/t
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 07:17 PM
Response to Reply #47
73. welcome to DU!
We're happy you're here!

:hi:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:25 AM
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48. Finally... OVERSIGHT!
:bounce:
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:44 AM
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49. hang on. these are not subpoenas to bush officials at all. These are the
prosecutors who were fired by gonzalez. It is wonderful, but it is not yet a subpoena to the "administration'. The OP headline is incorrect.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:14 PM
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52. It's apparent that many more will follow
I particularly like the phrase "the first in what is expected to be an avalanche of subpoenas". That's a great visual, republicans buried in an avalanche of subpoenas.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:07 PM
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59. but my point is they haven't subpoened ANY repubs yet. these are the good guys
who want to talk, and asked for the subpeona so they could talk about what happened.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:48 PM
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62. Yes, but these are the people who are ordered to blow the whistle on the corrupt...
..."Republican Members of the Congress from New Mexico..." as Federal Prosecutor David Iglesias of New Mexico said. Once he's ordered to say the names of the two Members of Congress (probably Rep. Heather Wilson and Senator Pete Domenici) who called him and tried to pressure him to bring charges in a State Political contest (something very illegal), so starts the avalanche of incitements and removals.

This is going to Snow ball, the only question I have is, will the Cable "news" cover it?
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:01 PM
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70. I know. And it is grrrrrrrrrrreat1 But I want them to subpoena the crooks,
still waiting.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 11:55 AM
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50. Cleanup, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, please.
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grateful581 Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:14 PM
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53.  "avalanche of subpoenas"
Sounds good to me!
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:17 PM
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54. You know what should be looked into?
Not just "if" the Iraq intel was cooked, but "why" it was cooked. The question Helen Thomas tried to ask awhile back. Why did they want this war? Let's get PNAC in the media spotlight already.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 12:27 PM
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56. Hooray Hooray Hooray n/t
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Bluestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 01:27 PM
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60. Can't wait for the hearings to begin--whoopppeeee!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:18 PM
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63. A round of subpeonas on the House!
The Rs must be suffering from subpeonas envy.
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gratefultobelib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:38 PM
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65. i can barely write. I'm in tears. Really, really am.
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Imperialism Inc. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 02:49 PM
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66. Excellent!
:toast:
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 05:46 PM
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71. wow...stay away for a day and you miss BIG news! this is so very cool! n/t
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 06:04 PM
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72. This is exciting
WTG Conyers!
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Tekla West Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-03-07 01:48 PM
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75. About time
Now, more, more, more.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 03:47 PM
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76. OMG, I've been waiting for this day for 6 long, hard years. Now let's give BushCo what they deserve
:woohoo: :applause:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:17 PM
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80. "....an avalanche of subpoenas to Bush administration officials...."
Congress doesn't expect any cooperation, do they? I mean, this IS the Bush administration. They serve the Second Coming of Christ. They don't answer to ANYBODY.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:18 PM
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81. no doubt there's a run on shredders in DC today
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:29 PM
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83. And those delete buttons are getting a workout.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:23 PM
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82. "... whether competency in upholding the law is being sacrificed for political ideology.
It's still important to be polite.
I'm nominating this for the Democratic Political Understatement of the Day:

"... whether competency in upholding the law is being sacrificed for political ideology.

Go ahead and do your own impolite translations. ;-)
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:34 PM
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84. To late to Rec so a kick for the truth.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:55 PM
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85. I'm glad that we won in 2006, if we hadn't......................
at least things are starting to be unravelled and the crooks will be brought to justice now?
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