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Ex-wrestling exec, pol who falsely claimed Vietnam service will vie to replace Sen. Dodd

Actual war hero defeated by Republican McMahon supporters still got enough votes to force another poll Criticism aimed at Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wasn’t enough to keep him from securing the Democratic nomination for Christopher Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat but was sufficient to help political unknown and ex-wrestling executive…

Yale professor: Growing divide between Holder, Obama could end with AG’s resignation

US Attorney General Eric Holder took office pledging a sharp shift away from the last administration’s policies, but an apparent change of heart in the White House could see the top lawyer leave his job. Holder, 59, is the first African-American to hold the top legal post, and was generally…

Audio: Virginia AG strategizes birther legal challenge

Political observers are wondering whether Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a “birther” following the release of an audio tape in which Cuccinelli says that the claims that President Barack Obama was born outside the US are “within the realm of possibility.” In a question-and-answer session, audio of which was…

DoJ reveals names of lawyers smeared as ‘Al-Qaeda 7′

Yesterday, a conservative group run by Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney released a political ad accusing seven lawyers within the Department of Justice of being un-American because they advocated for detainees held in Guantanamo. Today, the names of those lawyers were revealed by a spokesman for the Justice Department who…

Dem ad slams GOP candidate as ‘architect of voter suppression’

The Democratic Party has released a one-minute ad accusing a Republican candidate for Congress and former Karl Rove aide of being “the architect of a voter suppression scheme.” Tim Griffin, who worked as an aide for Karl Rove during the Bush administration before becoming a US Attorney, is running for…

Birther lawyer Taitz calls for followers to ‘bare arms’

It may be time to stand up to the long entrenched tyranny of sleeves. Or something like that. Attorney/dentist Orly Taitz — whose crusade against the legitimacy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate earned her marginal fame in 2009 — appears to be at her wit’s end. Responding to a…

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