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Entries by Michael Roston from 09/2007

Senator Wants Firewall Between White House And Justice Department Investigations

Posted 09.05.2007 | Politics
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A freshman Democratic Senator is working to pass a bill on Thursday that will put limitations on communications between the White House and the Justic...

Edwards Opens Fire on Opponents Over Terrorism

Posted 09.07.2007 | Huffington Post

Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards aimed a broadside at his opponents for the Democratic nomination for president Friday, accusing some fellow...

As Petraeus Testifies, State Dept. Delays Weekly Iraq Status Report

Posted 09.10.2007 | Politics

As a top American general and the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq delivered their Iraq progress reports on Capitol Hill today, the State Department failed to ...

Apparently Mitt Didn't Get The Memo

| Posted 09.14.2007 | Politics

Romney takes aim at the Democratic presidential frontrunners, insisting they'll find good bedfellows in the form of other Democrats who have 'condemned the ad.'

Texas Legal Ethics Expert: Gonzales Likely Under Investigation By State Bar

Posted 09.18.2007 | Politics

The woman who literally wrote the book on legal ethics in Texas says it's likely that the Texas State Bar is probing the professional conduct of forme...

Gravitas Test: Pundit Jonah Goldberg vs. ex-Deputy Attorney General Jim Comey

| Posted 09.18.2007 | Huffington Post

Pundit and columnist Jonah Goldberg is fulfilling his quota for the day at the National Review's The Corner by arguing that morale in the Justice Depa...

Dems' Dirty Donors: A Rogues' Gallery

Posted 09.19.2007 | Politics

Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign for President announced last week that it would give back $850,000 in donations bundled together by fugitive 'Hil...

Black Republicans Sharply Divided Over GOP's Shunning Of Black Voter Forum

Posted 09.20.2007 | Politics
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Reaction among black conservatives is divided over news this week that Republican presidential frontrunners had pulled out of a long-scheduled debate ...

Bush Claims He "Got A B In Econ 101"

Posted 09.20.2007 | Politics

In a Thursday morning morning press conference at the White House, the President engaged in a little bit of grade inflation about his academic record....

Clinton Still Notes Hsu

Posted 09.20.2007 | Politics

With federal officials bringing a criminal case against Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu today -- charging him with operating a $60 million pyramid ...

MoveOn Vote: Clinton a "No," Obama a No-Show

Posted 09.20.2007 | Politics

Presidential hopeful and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is claiming that he deliberately sat out a vote mounted by Senate Republicans to condemn the group M...

Republican Rogues' Gallery: The GOP's Dirtiest '08 Donors

Posted 09.24.2007 | Politics

While Democratic candidates sweat out Norman Hsu and the other skeletons in their cashboxes, the Republican presidential challengers aren't free from ...

Alberto Gonzales Getting Ready To Head To Court?

| Posted 09.24.2007 | Politics

If you blinked while you were reading Michael Isikoff's latest Newsweek Periscope item, you might have missed this little scoop: Meanwhile, the probes...

GOP Candidates Flock To Jewish Forum After Snubbing Latinos, Blacks

Posted 09.26.2007 | Politics

The top four Republican presidential candidates will sit out Thursday night's debate before African-American voters at Morgan State University in Balt...

Brad Pitt Heats Up Clinton Global Initiative Session On Climate Change

Posted 09.26.2007 | Politics

Brad Pitt pledged $5 million toward rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday afternoon.

Live From The Clinton Global Initiative: Physician, Heal Thyself?

| Posted 09.26.2007 | Huffington Post

Rev. Jesse Jackson dropped by the press pit, which is about the most exciting thing that's actually happened in this room all day long. A TV reporter...

Bill Clinton Slams GOP Leaders For Snubbing Black Voter Forum

Posted 09.26.2007 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton has sharply criticized the Republican presidential frontrunners for snubbing an African-American voter forum this week. ...

Time To Take The 24 DVDs Off The Straight Talk Express?

| Posted 09.27.2007 | Politics

McCain is a 24 nut, so much that he's decided to work the recreation of a fictional Counter Terrorist Unit into his next big campaign speech.

Bush Quietly Capitulates On Threat To Veto College Bill

Posted 09.27.2007 | Politics

President Bush today quietly backed down from a threat he made to veto the College Cost Reduction Act, which cuts interest rates on government-backed ...

GOP Leaders Choose Fundraisers Over Black Voter Forum

Posted 09.27.2007 | Politics

An endorsement in California. Fundraising dinners. An 'Exchange of Ideas' with a former Reagan speechwriter. The four Republican frontrunners chose...

Is Something On Your Mind, Senator Obama?

| Posted 09.28.2007 | Politics

This may be the first time in the history of political communications that a candidate's subconscious jonesing for a smoke has worked its way into his campaign literature.

Congresswoman Pressed MSNBC For Retraction On Soldier Killed In Iraq

Posted 09.28.2007 | Politics

Staff for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who could not name the last soldier from her district killed in Iraq during an appearance on MSNBC, acknowledg...

Major Romney Donors Lobby For Venezuelan Government-Linked Oil Company

Posted 09.28.2007 | Politics

On the campaign trail, Republican Mitt Romney has been harshly critical of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But that hasn't stopped his campaign fro...

The Boy Who Cried 'Newt!'

| Posted 09.29.2007 | Politics

Perhaps it dawned on the Newtster that getting into the game like Keyes was starting to sound low, and that this year's repeats of Just The Ten Of Us didn't require an eleventh hour entry on the slate card.