[U.S. Dist. Ct., D.C., July 29, 2008] – In a federal grand jury indictment, Alaskan Republican Senator Ted Stevens is charged with concealing valuable gifts from an oil services company and its CEO on his Congressional financial disclosure forms.
The Pine Hill Community Center is proud to announce our Catskill
Community Radio project. Catskill Community Radio is a professional
internet broadcast radio station. Our intent is to serve the local
community with quality programming that arises directly from the ideas
and efforts of the people in the Central Catskills Region. Catskill
Community Radio is radio for the community, by the community. We will
serve as an outlet for the creativity of the local people, as a
trusted source for pertinent information, as a forum for differing
points of view, and as an educational resource to youth and adults.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki specifically endorsed Obama’s 16-month timeline for withdrawal in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. His interview was published just a day after the White House announced it had agreed to a “time horizon” for troop withdrawals, a major concession.
Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Hillary Clinton
Rep. Maurice Hinchey
As your constitutent, I’d like to thank you for voting against the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.
As you know, the bill grants sweeping new spying powers to the President and will leave little court oversight to protect privacy rights.
The bill also capitulates to some of the most powerful corporations in the U.S. by giving immunity to telecommunication companies that broke the law by helping the Administration spy on the phone calls and e-mails of innocent Americans.
It made me proud to see you vote against this bill and I hope you will continue to vote on behalf of civil liberties and the Constitution in the future.
(Not even close–the spineless Senate caves in once again to the Bush regime and Obama voted “Yes”)
By a vote of 69-28, the Senate approved a bill overhauling
the rules covering secret government eavesdropping and
granting immunity to telecommunications companies that aided
in the wiretapping of Americans without warrants.
Here are the “Yes” votes:
David Kuo, a conservative Christian who was deputy director of Bush’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives until 2003 and later became a critic of Bush’s commitment to the cause, said Obama’s position has the potential to be a major “Sister Souljah moment” for his campaign…”