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Rep. Conyers plans hearings on Bush torture lawyers

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has announced that he plans to hold House Judiciary Committee hearings on the Bush administration lawyers whose legal memos justified the use of torture on terrorism detainees. Conyers’ announcement Friday follows the release of a report by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility which criticizes…

Fox News accidentally makes ‘wary Republicans’ turn ‘weary’

Republicans, who once called for all health reform negotiations to be televised, became fodder for Comedy Central shows Thursday after party members suggested they wouldn’t attend a televised summit hosted by the White House. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert mocked the GOP for claiming they were “wary” of President…

Grayson takes on corporate campaign spending

Florida House Rep. says imminent SCOTUS decision ‘a potential threat to our democracy’ Responding to a Supreme Court case that could result in most of the US’s restrictions on campaign spending being tossed off the books, US House Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) has introduced a series of bills that would…

Ron Paul slams Cheney: US ‘doing exactly what bin Laden planned’

House Rep. Ron Paul had some harsh words for his fellow Republican, former Vice President Dick Cheney, on CNN Monday night. Responding to Cheney’s comments last week that “we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe,” the noted Texas libertarian made it…

Fox White House correspondent tells Twitter critic to take a hike

A believer of evolution might think with so many critics out there — liberal, presidential or otherwise — that Fox News reporters would develop thick skin. But a grammatically challenged Tweet by a user with just two followers managed to unnerve Major Garrett, the Senior White House Correspondent for Fox…

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