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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Is anyone following the confirmation hearings? I was reading the GOP list of witnesses for Alito when I came upon this: I find it interesting that Kirsanow is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights AND a partner in a law firm whose labor/employment law section [where he practiced] is widely known for its union-busting and aggressive, employee-hostile tactics.Kirsanow will be in the 5th panel and is a "discrimination is a thing of the past" civil rights
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
In following the confirmation hearings, I found one [actually several] of Alito's comments, "Curious." He was asked about something that he wrote arguing that the constitution is silent on the "right to privacy." [And, it is] The question [and answer] was framed in terms of the "right to privacy" announced in the Rowe decision. Alito was asked, with respect to his earlier comments, how he would approach the "right to privacy" question, if raised. Alito's response was that he would " approach...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Empty Purnata ·
Just like "Samuel Alito" probably originally had some more Italian-sounding name, and he probably became an arch-conservative to appeal to the Anglo-Saxxon crowd so they would forget about his "Italian-ness". Alot of non-Anglo-Saxxon Whites are more outwardly and openly racist (as well as status-quo protecting) to impress their Anglo peers and "get in good" with them.
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
Uhhhh, just because I think I'll post this here! Released: January 15, 2006 Bush job approval dips again to 39% New Zogby Survey shows Iraq a Partisan War In the face of rising gas prices, partisan sniping over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, and a resumption of insurgent violence in Iraq, President Bush's job approval rating has slipped into a post-holiday funk, again dipping below 40%, a new telephone poll by Zogby International shows. His approval rating almost mirrors the percentage...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
Again I ask, since Alito answered that he would approach the right to privacy, as announced and settled in Roe v. Wade, the same as he would any other case coming before him - "with an open mind"; does that mean he would approach the equally settled law that "separate is inherently unequal" announced Brown v Board of Education with an "open mind?" What about about the premise that the constitution divided power, equally, amongst the three branches of government. Would Alito also approach a...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
As I said before, under those Democrats: Thousands of African American men and women would not be dead, maimed, or in harms way in Iraq now. The government would not be wantonly tapping phones, reading emails, viewing internet behavior, investigating books you withdrew from the library, investigating your credit card purchases etc., etc. without a warrant or any other legal justification. People would not be held without charges and without the benefit of legal representation in this...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Now I see you are completely ignoring my posts since NOTHING in my post has ANYTHING to do with the past. Which issue - precisely - was brought about by "past Democrats"? Katrina? Gay marriage? The Iraq War? Africa policy? Alito and Roberts? Gun control? Universal healthcare? Gas prices? Government spying? Global warming? which?
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Since we have evidence that the neo-cons supported the Iraq War prior to Bush even coming in office, what evidence do you have that would lead a reasonable person to think that Democrats would have fomented that same war? Beyond that, since Clinton was in office for eight years prior to Bush, if Democrats would have initiated the war - why didn't they? You think the Dick Cheney - Halliburton connection is a mere coincidence do you? Faith? First of all, no one has ever introduced the word...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
YES. The fact that this administration had published it strategy in Iraq before hand and the fact that they had a real and tangible financial interest in prosecuting the war seems to me to be a rather clear DIFFERENCE that lead to their action there. Beyond that - are you just plain AFRAID to deal with the real qquestion here? As you are wont to do - you keep raising this irrelevant "objection" (whatever that means?). First, I've already answered it. Second - for the sake of getting to the...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
MBM, with a1l due respect, this is insane... If George W. Bush is your measure of what a "conservative republican" is, then we're F*cked ... This guy is not conservative.... He's INSANE... Many in his own party (Colin Powell now for example) don't want to claim him - including apparently his own father.... AND THE DEMOCRATS STILL WENT ALONG.... PS: privatization of Social Security was an issue that first appeared on the radar screen under Bill Clinton.... PSS: Didn't the slaughter in Rwanda...
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Re: Judge Alito Says The Police Don't Have To Knock To Enter

Sweetwuzzy ·
Editorial The Don't-Bother-to-Knock Rule Published: June 16, 2006 The Supreme Court yesterday substantially diminished Americans' right to privacy in their own homes. The rule that police officers must "knock and announce" themselves before entering a private home is a venerable one, and a well-established part of Fourth Amendment law. But President Bush's two recent Supreme Court appointments have now provided the votes for a 5-4 decision eviscerating this rule. This decision should offend...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
If someone made a promise to you to behavior in a specific manner under specific circumstances. And then, when faced with the circumstance, acts in a manner directly opposite to his/her earlier position; would you then trust him/her when they later say how they will or will not act? My answer is Hell No. http://legalethicsforum.typepad.com/blog/2005/11/judge_alito_and.html To me, it is not a matter of whether he could ethically avoid recusal; but rather, he should have honored his promise to...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Isome ·
For all we know Miers was a decoy, because Alito is another radical rightwing lunatic: Alito dissented from a decision in favor of a Marriott Hotel manager who said she had been discriminated against on the basis of race. The majority explained that Alito would have protected racist employers by "immuniz[ing] an employer from the reach of Title VII if the employer's belief that it had selected the ˜best' candidate was the result of conscious racial bias ." [Bray v. Marriott Hotels, link to...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
You know, although Alito is a staunch dyed in the wool conservative judicial activist, in the vein of Scalia, he never-the-less is head and shoulder above Meier pick. Only because we know where he is coming from and he will play by the well established rules.
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Isome ·
You know those people are not trustworthy! In Doe v. Groody, Alito argued that police officers had not violated constitutional rights when they strip searched a mother and her ten-year-old daughter while carrying out a search warrant that authorized only the search of a man and his home . [Doe v. Groody, link to 2004 case ]
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Vox ·
This is a generalization, but in my experience in New Jersey, whenever you see an ethnic white person (i.e., non-Anglo, 3rd or so generation immigrant), who grew up in a city in NJ that has since become ghettoized and majority black or Latino, if they become "conservative," their conservatism is usually race-driven more than anything else. That's because they view us in light of what "we did" to "their" city or neighborhood, and compare our experience to their families' experience of...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Empty Purnata ·
YOU KNOW, I'VE NOTICED THAT TOO!! I've noticed that alot of immigrants and non-WASP White people become hardcore Conservatives when they "make it" in this country. Probably because they are trying to compensate for their non-WASPiness by aligning with an ideology that will protect the interests of WASPs the hardest. I notice the same thing about Cuban immigrants and some West African immigrants. They become hardcore Neocons to fit in with their White neighbors and not "rock the boat" to fit...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Good catch, Vox. I've also noticed the tendency. And for that reason Alito scares me. But Empty Purnata, I don't see how you say that the Bush administration is killing the neo-con movement, when it seems that everyone of the movements policy objectives is becoming a reality, from the war in iraq to the roll-back of domestic civil rights (e.g., the patriot acts), to the blurring of the constitutional separation of powers lines between the legislative and executive branches. From the little...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Pace Tua ·
Legal precedent, legal proceedings... all can be taught, learned. Compassion, humanity, mercy? Never! From Friday's Washington Post; "Their anger sprang from a feeling that the White House never introduced the Harriet Miers they know to the Senate or the country. That Miers is an accomplished lawyer with a deeply personal sense of justice that she acts out on a daily basis, they said. Selling her to the Republican right primarily as a Christian conservative simply didn't do her justice, they...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

MBM ·
For what it's worth, I see reparations flowing from the political process not judicial. BTW - I can also see a growing liberal/progressive tide welling in America to counter this hardcore conservative one that's being jammed down our throats now. This move today could knock over the first domino that leads to a generation of liberal government - starting in 2008.
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Irrational discrimination??? Please give me an example of rational discrimination. Is that Alito's way of saying, "So what if our opinion shocks the conscience of thinking people, this is our ruling and we're sticking with it." After researching the topic of Alito, I respectfully withdraw my original post. If ever there was a nominee to get Borked, Alito is surely the man.
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

EgbertSouse ·
As a staunch paleo-con, I consider Judge Alito an excellent choice for the Court. I wish him a speedy and successful nomination process.
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Vox ·
Obviously. But of course, it would be subject to review by the courts. Hopefully starting in 2006, with the congressional elections. But the neo-cons don't seem to be all that restricted by the normal political process. I don't care what anybody says, these people are fascists who have the media machine and the electronic voting machines firmly under their control, not to mention the fear machine, as we will see in the next year with what'll happen in Iran and Syria. Unless something huge...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Isome ·
Don't laugh at the cracked egg, Kevin. It is motivated purely by its most base emotions of fear and resentment. Fear of its own inferiority to Black folks, and resentment that Black folks are repelled by it putrid presence. But let's leave the discussion of the cracked egg's scrambled state of mind to go back to inarguable facts: Alito cast the deciding vote and wrote the majority (2-1) opinion in a felony murder case, in which our people had been illegally struck from the jury pool during...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Isome ... You can't post that without the/a link. I'm going to need it later.
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kevin41 ·
Judge Sam Alito's History on Discrimination Cases Compiled by the DiversityInc staff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com November 01, 2005 President Bush's second pick for Sandra Day O'Connor's Supreme Court seat raises many questions about why he was chosen over a qualified woman or person of color and what the court's dwindling diversity among its judges could mean for the United States. "The [Harriet] Miers pick...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Isome ·
That is a scary thought. The con servative ideal of a court is one that facilitates the metamorphasis of the general public into a desperate source of cheap labor with the full right to be fired, discriminated against, downsized, stolen from (pensions), bamboozled and run amok! I think any assertions about liberals being satisfied with Alito are a psychological ploy. As too many white, paternalistic liberals are wont to do, they will bend over backward to appear reasonable and be tricked...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kevin41 ·
A return to the 50's is what this country desires and pandering negroes just don't get it..in terms of white liberals..i really do think when it is time for them to go tobat for black people, they just wimp out and say so what, at least we are white....very few of them fight tooth and nail to the end..look at what a weasel Daschle turned out to be....too bad carville was not a senator..........
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Isome, you my friend!!! That's my problem with democrats in general. They try so hard to be above the fray, to reason with the unreasonable, to look dignified in the face of indignity. These Republicans are not hampered by such pretensions. They, like Machiavelli, understand that it is better to be feared than loved by one's subjects. And, you can only have subjects if you are willing to do what is necessary to rule. I'm not saying that Progressives have to get gutter with it, but we do have...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Vox ·
The other side of the story? http://news.yahoo.com/s/latimests/20051102/ts_latimes/nomineehassomeunexpectedsupporters;_ylt=ArxbWRatvJYOxY3n2plUyQpuCM0A;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl Nominee Has Some Unexpected Supporters WASHINGTON "” Samuel A. Alito Jr. was quickly branded a hard-core conservative after President Bush announced his nomination, but a surprising number of liberal-leaning judges and ex-clerks say they support his elevation to the Supreme Court. ADVERTISEMENT Those who...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Isome ·
Some people will never learn. Here's the machine gun case : The most troubling skeleton in Alito's judicial closet, according to Sierra Club senior attorney David Bookbinder, is the dissent he wrote in U.S. v. Rybar in 1996. Alito advocated striking down a federal law banning possession of machine guns on the grounds that, in some instances, it exceeds congressional power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. He argued that, as in-state machine-gun possession is not interstate economic...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Isome ·
The more time elapses, the more the truth comes to light: Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. ruled in a 2002 case in favor of the Vanguard mutual fund company at a time when he owned more than $390,000 in Vanguard funds and later complained about an effort to remove him from the case, court records show -- despite an earlier promise to recuse himself from cases involving the company. The case involved a Massachusetts woman, Shantee Maharaj, who has spent nearly a decade fighting to win back the...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Darn you, Isome. You beat me again. But this confirms my belief that Alito will fit right in with this [mis]administration's value system.
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Isome ·
It also confirms: They try so hard to be above the fray, to reason with the unreasonable, to look dignified in the face of indignity. These Republicans are not hampered by such pretensions. Who said that?
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Re: 50 Years After The Voting Rights Act, Here's How Far We Still Have To Go

sunnubian ·
Fifty Years After the Voting Rights Act, Voter Suppression Hasn’t Gone Away, It’s Just Gone into Stealth Mode August 6, 2015 | Posted by Manny Otiko Fifty years after the passage of the Voting Right Act (VRA) the battle over the right to vote continues. Much like racism, voter suppression hasn’t gone away— it’s just become more stealthy. In the past, racists used violent threats, poll taxes and unfair tests to prevent Black people from voting. Now, we have a string of voter ID laws, which...
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Re: Cop shoots teen dead prompting near riot in Mo.

sunnubian ·
After Protesters Sue Ferguson Police, Don’t Expect Any Change in Police Behavior September 3, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles Tagged With: Eric Garner , ferguson police , michael brown , NYPD , police misconduct , protesters sue ferguson police for $40 million , st. louis county police In the wake of news that six protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson and St. Louis County, if American history is any indication, we shouldn’t expect the lawsuit to...
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Re: As Hobby Lobby decision reverberates, confidence in Supreme Court drops to record low

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: As Hobby Lobby decision reverberates, confidence in Supreme Court drops to record low Washington : DC : USA | Jun 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM PDT BY Punditty 5 0 VIEWS: 6,228 1 of 5 A demonstrator in support of abortion and contraceptive rights chants in support of their cause after the Hobby Lobby ruling outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington On the same day the US Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling effectively expanding the concept of corporate personhood by...
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Re: This is what you get with Kleptocracy (rule by thieves)

Momentum ·
Kos: The Supreme Court should adopt a binding code of conduct. According to a recent Gallup poll, confidence in the Supreme Court has reached a record low—with only 30% of Americans trusting the nation’s highest court. And it’s hardly any surprise: The nine Supreme Court justices are under no obligation to recuse themselves from cases where they have a conflict of interest and are free to engage in political activity. But a new bill introduced by progressive champion Representative Louise...
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Clarence Thomas under fire for Troy Davis decision

sunnubian ·
 Clarence Thomas under fire for Troy Davis decisionBy Zerlina Maxwell8:48 AM on 09/22/2011 READ MORE: Clarence Thomas, Execution, Georgia, Social Media, Supreme Court, Troy Davis, Twitter COMMENT...
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ANNALS OF LAW PARTNERS

sunnubian ·
ANNALS OF LAW PARTNERS Will Clarence and Virginia Thomas succeed in killing Obama’s health-care plan? by Jeffrey Toobin AUGUST 29, 2011 As the Justice has assumed an influential role on the Roberts Court, his wife has helped lead the public war against the Administration. <dl><dd> Tea Party </dd></dl> It has been, in certain respects, a difficult year for Clarence Thomas. In January, he was compelled to amend several years of the financial-disclosure forms that...
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How the Supreme Court is Putting Businesses First

sunnubian ·
Rise of the Corporate Court: How the Supreme Court is Putting Businesses First From Bush v. Gore to Citizens United v. FEC: The Making of a Corporate Democracy, 2000-2010 A decade ago in Bush v. Gore , 1 five Justices on the United States Supreme Court intervened in the 2000 presidential election to halt the counting of more than 100,000 ballots in Florida, thus delivering the presidency to the preferred candidate of America's largest corporations--like Enron, Haliburton, Exxon-Mobil,...
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New Orleans Elections

Texas Star ·
By ERIN TEXEIRA (AP) Chairman of the NAACP Julian Bond, left, speaks with Presidnt Bruce S. Gordon during a meeting...NEW YORK (AP) - The Department of Justice should postpone upcoming elections in New Orleans until displaced voters have been located,...
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Anti-Immigrant Bill a Manufactured Crisis to Help Bush

bigman ·
ARE YOU READY TO GET CHIPPED LIKE A DOG!!Anti-Immigrant Bill a Manufactured Crisis to Help Bushby Cheryl Seal I would stake next year's morning coffee supply that !he sudden big flap over the so called "anti-immigrant" bill ( Border Protection,...
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Oily Politics

Sweetwuzzy ·
Oily politicsby Thomas SowellThe Supreme Court's recent 8 to 0 decision (Justice Alito not yet participating) shot down a claim that oil companies were colluding in setting prices. That claim was upheld by the far-left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals but...
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High court to consider race in public schools

Sweetwuzzy ·
Please read and commenthttp://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2006/06/14/40scotus.h25.html?levelId=1000High Court to Consider Use of RaceK-12 Diversity Policies at Issue in Two CasesBy Andrew Trotter By accepting two appeals on the voluntary use of race in...
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Judge Alito Says The Police Don't Have To Knock To Enter

Empty Purnata ·
Alito's vote breaks 4-4 tie in police search caseBy Bill MearsCNNquote:Thursday, June 15, 2006; Posted: 1:39 p.m. EDT (17:39 GMT)WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A split Supreme Court ruled Thursday that drug evidence seized in a home search can be used against a...
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Obama's Game

MBM ·
Obama's GameBy ALEXANDER COCKBURNI was harsh about Senator Barack Obama of Illinois here a couple of weeks ago, and the very next morning his press aide, Tommy Vietor, was on the phone howling about inaccuracies. It was an illuminating conversation,...
 
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