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The Rube Goldberg: Bernie Writes a New Book, Makes up New 'Facts'

Brad Blog - Mon, 2009/02/02 - 11:00pm
And speaking of Rightwing rubes and hacks enjoying big salaries from seemingly-respectable mainstream corporate media outlets, Bernie Goldberg has released his silly new book, A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media, but the well-documented coverage of the ...
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'Daily Voting News' For January 26, 2009

Brad Blog - Sun, 2009/02/01 - 11:00pm
As our “Featured” article reports California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has sent a letter to new EAC Chair Gineen Beach. The letter has three proposals that Secretary Bowen is convinced will improve the integrity of voting systems used in the country. As stated in the article we at VotersUnite ...
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'Doctored Evidence' Tossed on First Day of Coleman/Franken Election Contest

Brad Blog - Sun, 2009/02/01 - 11:00pm
In what TPM's Eric Kleefeld describes as "a truly brutal moment, one that could undermine the credibility of Norm Coleman's whole case," the Republican fomer Senator's political director was called to testify about doctored evidence, as revealed by Al Franken's attorneys last week, which they'd submitted in their U.S. Senate ...
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JUST IN: CONYERS SUBPOENAS KARL ROVE

Brad Blog - Sat, 2009/01/31 - 11:00pm
Well, now, this could get interesting. Just in from Conyers' office... Monday, January 26, 2009 Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove: "It's Time to Talk" (Washington, D.C.) -- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. issued a subpoena to Karl Rove requiring him to testify regarding his role in the Bush Administration's politicization ...
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Bill Kristol Ends Reign of Error at New York Times

Brad Blog - Sat, 2009/01/31 - 11:00pm
Looks like it'll be back to Wingnut Welfare and Fox "News" (same thing) for the constantly-wrong "mainstream" propagandist Bill Kristol, whose column in the New York Times today, ends with a singular ed note: "This is William Kristol’s last column." Well, what took ya so long NYTimes?! Kristol's laughable presence ends ...
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'Daily Voting News' For January 25, 2009

Brad Blog - Sat, 2009/01/31 - 11:00pm
Advanced Voting Solutions sold Northampton Co Pennsylvania faulty voting machines. The county took the vendor to court and won a default decision. Later this month the court will decide how much the county will be awarded in the law suit. The problem is that owner Howard Van Pelt and AVS ...
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UN Attny: U.S. is Required to Bring Bush, Rumsfeld to Court for Torture Programs

Brad Blog - Sat, 2009/01/31 - 11:00pm
From Scott Horton at Harper's... In an interview on Tuesday evening with the German television program “Frontal 21,” on channel ZDF Professor Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Rapporteur responsible for torture, stated that with George W. Bush’s head of state immunity now terminated, the new government of Barack Obama was obligated ...
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'Daily Voting News' For January 24, 2009

Brad Blog - Fri, 2009/01/30 - 11:00pm
Now that the recent general election is completed some counties are now in the process of determining how much that election cost the taxpayers. One Colorado county reports a cost of $36.57 per vote cast. That is an amazing amount especially when much of that cost can be directly attributed ...
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THE BRAD BLOG IS FIVE YEARS OLD TODAY!

Brad Blog - Thu, 2009/01/29 - 11:00pm
Today (Saturday 1/24/09) is The BRAD BLOG's 5th anniversary! Five years?! Until last Tuesday, I might have said, "feels more like 50!" But with a certain lead-like weight beginning to lift, for some strange reason, as the past week wore on, I'll just say: "Wow! Has it been ...
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Obama Nominates NSA Wiretap Critic for DoJ

Brad Blog - Thu, 2009/01/29 - 11:00pm
Tea leaves?... President Obama announced the nomination on Thursday of a former government lawyer, who had been critical of the legal rationale for the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program, to lead the Justice Department’s national security division. The lawyer, David Kris, served as a senior Justice Department official in both the Clinton ...
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'Daily Voting News' For January 23, 2009

Brad Blog - Thu, 2009/01/29 - 11:00pm
From this evenings “Featured” article: “The recount of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race gives us an opportunity to evaluate the accuracy of precinct-count optical-scan voting. Though there have been contentious disputes over which absentee ballot envelopes to open, the core technology for scanning ballots has proved to be extremely accurate.”... Featured ...
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Franken Attorney: Coleman Team Doctoring Evidence in Election Contest Lawsuit

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/01/28 - 11:00pm
From TPM: At a pre-trial hearing in the Minnesota election lawsuit just now, Franken attorney Kevin Hamilton made a striking accusation: That the Coleman campaign has been doctoring evidence. As an example, Hamilton showed two photocopies of a rejected absentee ballot envelope, one of which he said was the unaltered original, and ...
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Beltway News Coverage Growing Increasingly Sexy

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/01/28 - 11:00pm
Politico offers more filth than we can possibly shake our stick at... "How can you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives?" Boehner asked. "How does that stimulate the economy?" Boehner said congressional Republicans are also concerned about the size of the package. Later in the article, Reid discusses what will ...
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Photo of the Moment: Changing of the Guard

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/01/28 - 11:00pm
The photo above was taken on Jan 20th, 2009. President Obama has since signed an Executive Order calling for the closure of Gitmo within a year.
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Anthrax is Delicious! Or, Bush Kept Us Safe Unless You Count the Thousands of Dead Americans

Brad Blog - Wed, 2009/01/28 - 11:00pm
If I hear one more Bush Legacy con-artist -- or worse, supposed Progressives who brainlessly buy into the masterstroke of propaganda -- state that "Bush kept us safe" or "There have been no terror attacks on American soil since 9/11," I think I may shoot someone, or poison them with ...
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'Daily Voting News' For January 22, 2009

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/01/27 - 11:00pm
This will be the last plea for help for awhile. We don’t like doing it and I’m sure you don’t like getting the requests. We know times are tough and probably not going to get much better for awhile. A small donation of even $15 will help. All of the ...
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Lack of Pardon for Libby Ticks Off Supporters, Impresses The BRAD BLOG!

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/01/27 - 11:00pm
Though the clemency granted by George W. Bush to the criminal I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, for his part in illegally covering up the investigation into the unprecedented White House outing of a covert CIA asset, was reprehensible, Bush showed admirable restraint in his issuing of Presidential pardons on his way ...
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NSA Whistleblower: Bush's Illegal Wiretap Program Spied on Journalists, News Organizations

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/01/27 - 11:00pm
As we've been predicting for some weeks ago, the flood of revelations that would be flowing forth after Obama was sworn in would likely make what we currently know about Bush Era illegalities and incompetence seem like barely the tip of the iceberg. Just one day after the Inauguration, Russell Tice, ...
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Reid: 'We're Going to Try to Seat Al Franken'

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/01/27 - 11:00pm
Can still-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid do anything right? It wasn't enough that he blew two years of his mandate, since the Democrats took over Congress in 2006, with his usual pathetic dithering. It's not enough that following the 2008 election he rallied his fellow Democrats in the Senate to ...
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'Daily Voting News' For January 19 and 20, 2009

Brad Blog - Tue, 2009/01/20 - 11:00pm
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