December 15, 2008
"No inappropriate discussions"

Sen. Barack Obama's denial last week that neither he nor his campaign had had any discussions with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has changed. Reminiscent of Al Gore's "no controlling legal authority" line comes word that Obama's campaign did talk with Balgojevich, but there were "no inappropriate discussions." The exact nature of the discussions will have […]

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December 10, 2008
It's like a Raiders fan joke

As a (disappointed) San Diego Chargers fan, I often joke that a prerequisite for being a Raiders fan is a felony conviction -- or at least an arrest. (See second item here.) It appears that being governor of Illinois requires a similar criminal inclination. Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest yesterday is really only surprising because of […]

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December 6, 2008
Good job Louisiana voters

Rep. William "Cold Cash" Jefferson has been defeated in his re-election bid. The voters of Louisiana did what Jefferson's allies in the House would not -- police their own. Congratulations are also in order to Anh "Joseph" Cao who defeated Jefferson. Cao becomes the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress.

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November 13, 2008
A perfect description for Congress

Corrupt GOP Congressman Rick Renzi is attempting to hide behind the Constitution's speech and debate clause -- federal prosecutors are having none of it. Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to deny retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi's bid to have corruption charges against him dismissed on constitutional grounds. Renzi's lawyers last month alleged that FBI […]

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October 4, 2005
Delay indicted again

Former House Majority leader Tom DeLay was indicted again today, apparently after DeLay's lawyers pointed out that Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle shouldn't be practicing law -- or at least should be practicing a whole lot more because he sure doesn't have it down. Travis County prosecutors rushed Monday to fix problems with an […]

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October 23, 2002
Search for the sniper -- in Tacoma?

Authorities have been searching for sniper-related clues in Western Washington. I don't get it. If the sniper is killing people from 3,000 miles away -- then he's a pretty good shot. Maybe the Pentagon should hire him, send him to eastern Turkey and let him kill Saddam. It'd be a lot cheaper.

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October 17, 2002
Good riddance to bad rubbish

Ira Einhorn is guilty of murder.

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October 14, 2002

If you haven't been closely following the story on the purported e-mail that "proved" army secretary and former Enron executive Thomas White knew about the funny accounting going on at that company -- thereby complicit in duping investors -- then Patrick Sullivan has an excellent "the story so far" piece here. (Thanks to Henry Hanks […]

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September 25, 2002
Punks behaving badly

Vikings petulant wide-receiver Randy Moss has been charged with 2 misdemeanors.

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August 29, 2002
On the media and the Westerfield trial

I've been asked by several people what I think about San Diego Union-Tribune photographer Dan Trevan getting banned from the courtroom for taking a picture of Damon and Brenda van Dam as the guilty verdicts were announced in the case last week. Superior Court Judge William Mudd said photographer Dan Trevan violated judicial restrictions by […]

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SENATOR CASSIDY: "Why doesn't the president care?"

YELLEN: "He cares very deeply."

CASSIDY: "Then where is his plan?"

YELLEN: "He stands ready to work with Congress."

CASSIDY: "That's a lie! A bipartisan group of senators have repeatedly requested to meet with him!"

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