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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 10:37 AM
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Judiciary panel votes to recommend Mukasey's confirmation to full Senate
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey to the Senate floor Tuesday, virtually ensuring his confirmation before Thanksgiving.

The 11-8 vote came after two key Democrats accepted his vow to enforce any law Congress might enact against waterboarding.

However, committee Chairman Patrick Leahy called Mukasey's promise disingenuous. "Unsaid, of course, is the fact that any such prohibition would have to be enacted over the veto of this president," said Leahy, D-Vt..

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SENATE_MUKASEY?S...
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 10:43 AM
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1. Question: Can't one of our fine Senator's put a 'hold' on this nomination.
I know I've heard some version of this being done before, 'blue-slip' or something like that but not clear on the procedure or details.

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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 10:46 AM
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3. Reid will ignore it.
We are screwn. Torture and indefinite secret detention without charges has been greenlit by our 'Democratic' Congress. Citizens beware.
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rayofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 10:43 AM
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2. What is Schumer's stake in this?
Didn't he propose Mukasey in the first place?
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 11:20 AM
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4. yes, he did. go figure
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 12:06 PM
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5. Schumer and Feinstein have blood on their hands now
They should have let Bush recess appoint this war-criminal in the making. At least the Dems would not have been complicit.

I guarantee, within weeks, Bush will say Schumer doesn't believe we torture either, or he would not have voted for Mukasey.

I will not give one penny to any Democrats who vote for this man and who vote for more funding for Bush' war. THAT is the next battle.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 12:27 PM
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6. Once again, a DLC member snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.
Republicans defeat Democrats, 11-9.
League suspects game thrown by Democrats after repeated incidents by DLC.

Who'd a thunk it? Who knew?
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