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  • Congress: Synching agenda with Obama

     
    by Mark Silva The Democrats hope to pass some bills that showcase part of the agenda for their presidential candidate before Election Day. But they may stack the deck, to some degree - advancing only easy-to-swallow measures, and holding back......
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  • John Roberts' record defies '05 pledges

     
    By James Oliphant With his third term as chief justice coming to a close amid three explosive cases last week, John Roberts has proved to be almost everything conservatives hoped and liberals feared. Despite pledges during his 2005 confirmation hearing......
  • Batman-loving senator in 'Dark Knight'

     
    by Frank James The late Heath Ledger, who by all accounts gives a phenomenal performance as the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight" which opens today, does something many Republicans have longed to do. He grabs......
  • 'Cowboy up,' Alberto Gonzales

    WHAT HAPPENS in a presidential administration when loyalty, to borrow a phrase from "Star Trek," becomes the "prime directive"? What happens when its all-encompassing fog obscures all other values — such as fealty to the Constitution, the rule of...
  • Letters to the editor

    'Truth, the whole truth, nothing but' Re "Executive privilege touchy for presidential candidates," July 29 President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney loudly proclaim their goal of protecting executive privilege for the good of the presidency. However,...
  • Holder passes the test

    Holder passes the test
    After appropriately questioning Atty. Gen.-designate Eric H. Holder Jr. about his past conduct and plans for the Justice Department, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved his nomination by a lopsided margin. Holder deserves an equally overwhelming...
  • Justice and Gitmo

    ACCORDING TO Finley Peter Dunne's Mr. Dooley, "The Supreme Court follows th' ilection returns." The court may also follow the proceedings of Congress, which has yet to enact legislation restoring habeas corpus rights to detainees at Guantanamo Bay. There,...
  • The case for conspiracies

    Since the May release of his 1,612-page book, "Reclaiming History," criminal prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has been appearing on everything from C-Span to "The Colbert Report" telling the world that JFK's death had nothing to do with a government...
  • Specter on Kennedy: 'I've been there'

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Arlen Specter took to the Senate floor Tuesday to remind his collegues that he has stared down cancer--and survived. Specter, a Republican from Pennsylvania, is currently undergoing a second round of treatment to stave off Hodgkin'...
  • Arlen Specter does not consider Spygate closed

     
    I guess it's official now: Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Comcast) never, ever is going to stop torturing the NFL as punishment for keeping that Thursday-Saturday game package for itself rather than selling it to Comcast. Or at least not until the......
  • Libel over there -- and over here

    Before the American Revolution, a plaintiff could successfully sue a writer for libel even when the offensive statement was demonstrably true. Then, starting with the famous Zenger case in 1735 and culminating with the New York Times vs. Sullivan ruling...