MSNBC now has an embed player for clips (a great move in my book). Here is Keith Olberman's special comment tonight on FISA.
After seven years, now he decides he wants to save money:
President Bush's 2009 budget will virtually freeze most domestic programs and seek nearly $200 billion in savings from federal health care programs, a senior administration official said Thursday.
I know where we could save a lot of money. Four simple letters -I.R.A.Q.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a lawyer's request Tuesday for immediate access to the medical files of a Guantanamo prisoner who says he has AIDS.
Chicago attorney H. Candace Gorman said she needs access to her client's records as she wages a legal fight to make sure he gets adequate medical treatment at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.
The court rejected the request without comment. Gorman had said earlier this month that her client, Libyan prisoner Abdul Hamid Abdul Salam Al-Ghizzawi, told her in a letter that a Guantanamo doctor had diagnosed him with AIDS.
It sounds like Bush's SCOTUS is working for him. It's time for Congress to step up with some new laws and push another challenge.
This is not good news for the GOP front runner:
John McCain, who ended the year with a $4.5 million debt, plans six coast-to-coast fundraisers in three days to capitalize on his Florida victory and front-runner status and build on the $7 million he raised in the first three weeks of January.
[...]New fund-raising figures to be made public on Thursday will show that the national campaign committee of the House Democrats ended 2007 with $35 million in the bank and $1.3 million in debt. The Republicans’ committee had $5 million in the bank and $2 million in debt.
MoveOn is running a poll today to decide who the group should back for the Democratic primary. If you are a member of MoveOn then you should receive a link to the ballot in your in-box. They are doing it this way to prevent any ballot box stuffing. The results will be announced tomorrow.
He talks about how great democracy is in the Middle East. I don't find news like this very great:
A young man, a student of journalism, is sentenced to death by an Islamic court for downloading a report from the internet. The sentence is then upheld by the country's rulers. This is Afghanistan – not in Taliban times but six years after "liberation" and under the democratic rule of the West's ally Hamid Karzai.
The fate of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh has led to domestic and international protests, and deepening concern about erosion of civil liberties in Afghanistan. He was accused of blasphemy after he downloaded a report from a Farsi website which stated that Muslim fundamentalists who claimed the Koran justified the oppression of women had misrepresented the views of the prophet Mohamed.
This is the freedom he has been pushing? If that's freedom I would sure hate to see tyranny.
It kind of sounds like Mitt is starting to give up:
In a major boost for John McCain, Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney signaled Wednesday he's not ready to commit to a costly campaign in the states holding primaries and caucuses next week.
Several officials said that on the heels of a defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary, Romney's campaign was not attempting to purchase television advertising time in any of the states on the Super Tuesday calendar.
Now would this be a boost to McCain or a boost to Huckabee? A lot of pundits think that McCain is doing so well because the conservatives are splitting between Romney and Huckabee. This could actually help Huckabee more than McCain if that's the case.