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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:19 PM
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DoJ blocks voting section chief from testifying
The House Judiciary Committees scheduled hearing tomorrow on the Civil Rights Divisions voting rights section has been canceled because the Justice Department has refused to allow the chief of the section, John Tanner, to testify. As TPMmuckraker notes, Tanner worked hand in hand with political appointees Bradley Schlozman and Hans von Spakovsky to ensure the passage of voter identification laws in Georgia and elsewhere sometimes overruling the recommendations of staff analysts and attorneys, who found that the laws might discriminate against African American voters.

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/07/16/doj-blocks-voting-s...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:22 PM
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1. so, why cancel. i would think showing an Empty chair would have been
better.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:22 PM
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2. Change the date and names a bit-the same tactics were seen in the Weimar Republic n/t
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:30 PM
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7. The Weimar Republic and the Third Reich-what a "coincidence" with today's news
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:23 PM
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3. They are speading this shit way too thin.
This is it, for me.

I have been afraid of and now I am sure there will be no '08 presidential election. These bastards know no limit.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:24 PM
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4. These past 6.5 years are a #*&$%^& nightmare. n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:25 PM
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5. says conyer wrote another letter to Gonzo today
Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) wrote to Alberto Gonzales today to request that he make Tanner available for testimony.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:26 PM
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6. How on EARTH can they justify THIS??
How can this POSSIBLY be twisted to fit into even this gargantuan interepretation of Exec. Priv??
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:50 PM
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9. Dear Congress
I hope you can see the pattern here. If the most you are willing to do is write letters to this gang of criminals, they will crush you beneath the contempt they have for your oversight duties. Please deal with the criminals as needed. I'm sure you already know this but it seems every day comes a new and more loathsome outrage and slap at our Constitution.
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:46 PM
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8. DOJs Voter Fraud Crusade Should Be Questioned
The U.S. Attorney story was always the distraction from the real DOJ scandal, the DOJs voter fraud campaign that was actually voter suppression.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:15 PM
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10. The Great Stone Wall of Cheney.
The cabal is sealing off the entire executive branch from congressional oversight. What will our Congress do? Will they be concerned? Will they express dissatisfaction?

Will They Impeach The Bastards?

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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:32 PM
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11. Maybe they will be attacked again, with something worse than anthrax. n/t
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 03:54 PM
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12. .
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