Congressman dies of rare disease
Congressman Bob Matsui, who was recently elected to a 14th term in Congress, has died due to a rare stem cell disease. Matsui, who was one of the leading opponents of President Bush's plan to eliminate Social Security, was the ranking Democrat on the Congressional subcommittee on Social Security.
posted by expriest
on Jan 2, 2005 -
As you may have heard, long term FBI Agent and Chinese double-agent Katrina Leung was charged yesterday.
What you might not have heard, if, say, you only read the CNN story, was that Leung was a prominent Republican,
who probably did a good bit to subvert the campaign finance reform effort. However, this isn't being covered by ABC, CNN,
Newsweek, the New York Times,
or pretty much anyone with any name recognition, as TalkingPointsMemo reports. Funny how potential sabotage isn't worth mentioning in these fast times full of SARS and terror, no?
posted by kaibutsu
on May 10, 2003 -
Third parties spoil elections for some guys trying to run for office. It seems that from reading CNN election results
, some people were able to get votes while not running with a D or R. Some of the notables (not including Bernie Sanders (I-VT)) include Gary Richardson
(I-OK) who might have cost Steve Largent the election
, Tim Penny
(I-MN) couldn't replace Jesse, Tom Golisano
(I-NY) will need to try again in 2006, Jim Mahoney
(I-AZ) fared well, Ed Thompson
(Libertarian-WI) got over 10%, not bad for being Tommy Thompson's brother, the MT Senate results
were (in order) Baucus
/Teddy Roosevelt Look-a-like
and in the most dubious of all good news for Third Parties, Jim Traficant loses from behind bars
but he got 15%, showing some people like their politicans imprisoned
Three cheers to the third parties!
posted by RobbieFal
on Nov 6, 2002 -
isn't enough, it seems. GOP targets Florida Supreme Court Justices...
posted by black8
on Jan 9, 2001 -