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Monthly Archives: June 2008

This afternoon Donna Edwards was sworn in on the House floor to fill the 4th district seat of Maryland. Rep. Edwards: “And so today I am an agent of change and an agent of their mandate. In America’s… profile is … Continue reading

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The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, “Examining Grantmaking Practices at the Department of Justice.” The hearing will examine how the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded grants in fiscal year 2007. Watch the … Continue reading

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From today's White House press briefing: Q I’ll press for documentation from Pelosi’s office as far as her claim on the 80 percent, but do you guys have information, statistics to verify — MR. FRATTO: The Energy Information Agency over … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties is currently holding a hearing, “From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, Part II.” Witnesses will include Douglas Feith, Daniel Levin, David … Continue reading

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The President’s proposal today is another page from the Administration’s energy policy that was literally written by the oil industry: give away more public resources to the very same oil companies that are raking in record profits and sitting on … Continue reading

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In advance of President Bush's speech tomorrow on energy, Speaker Pelosi issued the following statement: The President’s proposal sounds like another page from the Administration’s Energy Policy that was literally written by the oil industry: give away more public resources … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted against invoking cloture on tax extender legislation, effectively preventing a final vote on the bill. The House already passed similar legislation this Congress: “Today, Senate … Continue reading

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Leaves 68 Million Acres of Leased Federal Land Undeveloped President Bush, Sen. John McCain and their Republican allies continue to push failed “drill and veto” energy policies of the past even as Big Oil chooses to spend money on rehabbing … Continue reading

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In a letter to the Defense Department Inspector General today, Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee asked the IG to examine potentially thousands of criminal cases involving fraudulent contracts in Iraq, which could involve hundreds of millions of federal … Continue reading

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From the Judiciary Committee: Conyers and Sánchez: Rove Must Appear (Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee) sent a letter to Robert Luskin, attorney for … Continue reading

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