Archive for August, 2007

Bush: “I Need About $50 Billion More…”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, Legislation, Money, War

And he’s daring the Dems to vote against it… The request — which would come on top of about $460 billion in the fiscal 2008 defense budget and $147 billion in a pending supplemental bill to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — is expected to be announced after congressional hearings scheduled for mid-September […]

August 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Clinton Gives Back Fugitive Hsu’s Cash

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money

Well done Hillary… WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will give to charity the $23,000 in donations she has received from a fundraiser who is wanted in California for failing to appear for sentencing on a 1991 grand theft charge. The decision came Wednesday as other Democrats began distancing themselves from Norman […]

August 29th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Ron Paul Realism: Question 7 of 7

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ron Paul

The series is almost over, but I want to thank all of you Ron Paul supporters who have contributed constructive feedback to the discussion and I hope you can use the feedback to help inform and aid your cause. I’ll be doing two more posts to wrap this whole series up. The first post will […]

August 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 33 Comments »

Republicans Brace For Larry Craig Fallout

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

Found part of this quote over at Political Wire, and boy does it speak to the multiple credibility problems Republicans are facing in the upcoming election… “The real question for Republicans in Washington is how low can you go, because we are approaching a level of ridiculousness. You can’t make this stuff up. And the […]

August 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Hillary Fundraising Update: Norman Hsu Is A Fugitive

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money

The story is getting bigger…and weirder. Yesterday I wrote about the Paws, a seemingly lower middle class family that inexplicably gave Hillary Clinton $45,000 in campaign contributions and over $200,000 to Dem causes. Odd, right? Well, what’s even more suspect is that a fundraiser named Norman Hsu has previously claimed the family’s address as his […]

August 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Should Larry Craig Have Been Arrested?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, Sexuality

That’s the question floating around the blogosphere today, and I think the people who’re asking it kind of have a point. First, we have this from Volokh’s Larry Carpenter about Minnesota law: From the arrest report, here’s what Craig allegedly did: (1) put a duffel bag at the front of his stall; (2) peered through […]

August 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Chalk up another one for divided government.

By mw | Related entries in Ideas

Stephen Sliviniski, economist, author of Buck Wild, Director of Budget Analysis for the Cato Institute, and DWSUWF favorite, comments on recently released CBO budget estimates in “Finally, Some Not-So-Bad News on the Budget” posted at Cato@Liberty: The big surprise in the Congressional Budget Office mid-year budget estimates released today isn’t that the year-to-year deficit shrank […]

August 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Hillary In Campaign Finance Scandal?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary, Money

It appears as if the Wall Street Journal has dug up a blockbuster. I’ll let them do the talking… DALY CITY, Calif. — One of the biggest sources of political donations to Hillary Rodham Clinton is a tiny, lime-green bungalow that lies under the flight path from San Francisco International Airport. Six members of the […]

August 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Michael Moore Gets…Michael Moore’d

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The Politics Of Film

Manufacturing Dissent is a new documentary about Moore and his tendency to bend the truth to fit into his seemingly predetermined storylines. The Daily Dish reports on what it’s all about… The film was produced by two Canadian, self-described liberals, who began as fans of Moore’s movies but in the process of investigating his claims, […]

August 28th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Can A Dem Be Larry Craig’s Replacement?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Sexuality

Let’s just say Larry Craig resigns over this whole bathroom affair and Idaho has an election in 2008 to find a real replacement. Do Dems even have a shot in the traditionally hardcore conservative landscape of Idaho politics? The Rothenberg Political Report says it’s highly unlikely. Why? because Craig was thinking of retiring anyway…leaving Repub […]

August 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »