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Harriet Miers

There Is No Suspense: SCOTUS Has Already Decided to Kill Obamacare

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

This Supreme Court is not really a court, but another branch dedicating itself to the Republican party's agenda. It is to the fair, balanced and logical application of justice what Fox News is to news.

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Cites House Contempt Vote He Opposed To Justify Holding Another Contempt Vote | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is mulling holding a White House official in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena, a...

'Clueless' Conservative Argument Fails

Salon | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

It’s sometimes easy to forget just how different the world of the conservative closed information loop is from, well, reality....

Was Alberto Gonzales Vindicated or Did Our Democracy Dodge a Bullet?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Integrity is what is needed in our top law enforcement officials, and that is what was so lacking in Alberto Gonzales. The Dannehy report as vindication? I think not.

Why This Liberal Filmmaker Loves the Conservative Most Liberals Hate

David Van Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Van Taylor

Liberals may soon face their own "Miers moment." Pres. Obama, like Bush at the time of the Miers nomination, is down in the polls and reportedly wary of a confirmation fight.

David Frum, AEI: Frum Explains His Dismissal, Responds To Charles Murray

FrumForum | March 26th, 2010 at 6:35 Pm by David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After my dismissal from AEI Thursday, I posted in this space my letter of resignation. I declined television interviews, but I did speak to print jour...

Former U.S. Attorney Condemns Bush White House Interference With Renzi Probe

Murray Waas | Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

As chronicled in a series of White House e-mails published Tuesday, Harriet Miers pressed a Justice Department official to issue a statement that would vindicate Rep. Rick Renzi.

Sam Stein

Harriet Miers' Ghost Haunts McConnell, Republicans | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Republican leadership opened up a new line of attack on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan Wednesday. But once again, the ghost of Harrie...

The Supreme Court and 2010

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

While most on Capitol Hill are admitting that Solicitor General Elena Kagen will likely be confirmed, both sides are still gearing up for a new round in the culture wars.

Sam Stein

Gibbs: 'I Have A Hard Time Understanding' The Kagan-Miers Analogy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is working to put an early end to the notion that the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, resembles in an...

Renzi's Lawyers Argue Bush DOJ Leaked Info For Political Gain On Eve Of Election

Talking Points Memo | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We now have the lawyers of a former Republican Congressman arguing that the Bush Administration encouraged the Justice Department to leak information ...

Rove Deposed By Conyers Under Cloud of Secrecy and Harriet Meiers Was Deposed Last Month

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The goal of the deposition was to probe further into the firing of nine US attorneys. Previously, the Bush White House, claiming executive privilege, had blocked any questioning.

Where Are They Now?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

While times are tough for most Americans, one group is doing remarkably well. For former members of the Bush administration, the economic outlook remains bright and jobs are seemingly plentiful.

Sam Stein

Polls: Sotomayor Loved By Public | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The early public response to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is strong. President Obama's choice for the bench is receiving polling numbers comp...

Hell Never Looked So Good: Sotomayor A Solid Choice for High Court

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Shortly after Obama's win, I heard someone lament that this country is going to hell in a hand basket. Well if this is hell, give me a tall glass of ice water.

Conservative Calls Sotomayor "Obama's Harriet Miers"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the media began floating Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a possible Supreme Court nominee, one of the first comprehensive articles to come...

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.

Karl Rove, Sarah Palin and Tim Griffin Walk Into a Bar...

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Why did Karl Rove's right-hand man and special assistant to George W. Bush, under Congressional investigation for felony vote caging, come to Alaska over 20 times last year?

Bush Punk'd Us Again

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

On January 20th, when Obama was inaugurated as our 44th president, we took a collective breath and relaxed -- apparently George Bush really didn't believe in granting pardons. Think again.

Harry Reid, Punk'd By Blago Over Burris, Rejects The Rule Of Law

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How does it look now that Reid is manipulating Senate procedure to exclude Burris, but simply shrugged his shoulders over Samuel Alito, warrantless wiretapping and the Military Commissions Act?

How Nice Is It to Finally Have a Smart President?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

At Obama's press conference, the tone and thoughts on the problems facing the country were of a level we haven't seen since the Bush brood took over the White House.

It Was About Stupid, Stupid

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Many McCain apologists have suggested that the meltdown in the stock market over the last month doomed his campaign. That assessment seems far too friendly.

"Grandma Sarah:" The Gift that Keeps on Giving -- McCain's Veep Continues to Sink his Campaign

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

This ticket is coming apart at the seams. It was McCain's birthday last week, but he gave the Democrats one giant gift in Palin.

Is McCain Getting Set to Dump Palin?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Deja vu all over again. Sarah Palin/Harriet Miers. The names are interchangeable. And just like Bush did in replacing Miers, McCain will quickly replace her with someone who'll really get conservatives excited.

Sarah Palin = Harriet Miers

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

The best I can come up with is that McCain is hoping that some horrible tragedy will befall Palin, enabling him to pick Joe Lieberman as his running-mate.