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    The quirky talk radio trade mag. Check the Talk Radio Research Project- it's not very scientific, but places on the top 15 talkers list (scroll down to Talk Radio Audiences By Size)) are as hotly contested as Emmys (and mean just about as much).
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    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
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    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
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  • The Radio Equalizer
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joanie

Wow, they even eat their steadfast own . . . what a stupid bunch of people in this administration.

Does anybody know if Clinton fired a bunch of federal attorneys when he came in?

Mike

Yes, Clinton did fire the federal attorneys, BUT congress had to approve all of the new nominees. Bush did it in such a way that he could appoint new people without confirmation.

Duffman

Mystifying?

sparky

From The Hill

Recently-fired U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, David Iglesias, is set to testify tomorrow before the House Judiciary Committee pursuant to a subpoena. Iglesias, you'll recall, alleges that he was called directly by two Republican federal lawmakers and pressured to speed up a case he was pursuing against Democratic state officials -- a definite no-no.
Iglesias says he's ready to name names. The suspicion, of course, is that Iglesias was not fired for "performance-related issues," as the "administration" claims, but rather for "not prosecuting Democrats while ignoring Republican crime-related issues," as is rumored to be the case with several other mysterious firings.
So tomorrow's opportunity is good news, at least for those who prefer their Justice Department with a little less corruption.

Duffman

Possibly revealing?

Duffman

Smacks of the old saying: 'if a politician's lips are moving, they're lying' (and that's 'politican' regardless of party affiliation).

sparky

The House Judiciary subcommittee has issued subpoens for Iglesias, Cummins, Lam and McKay. The Senate Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed Bogden and Charlton. Stay tuned.

FREMONT

Another stellar investigative piece, Bla'M...Head of Legal Services to federal prosecutor? That IS "between the political dog and the fire hydrant." Thanks for tuning the dial, Sparks!

N in Seattle

joanie asked:

Does anybody know if Clinton fired a bunch of federal attorneys when he came in?

and Mike responded:

Yes, Clinton did fire the federal attorneys, BUT congress had to approve all of the new nominees. Bush did it in such a way that he could appoint new people without confirmation.

Isn't it pretty much SOP for a new Administration to ask for wholesale resignations when they come aboard? And, when there's a change of parties, it's much more likely that those resignations will be accepted.

This operation by the Cheney Administration, coming in their sixth year in the White House and carried out such that the replacement loyal hacksUS Attorneys don't have to be confirmed, is a completely noncomparable situation. And a mega-chilling one.

joanie

and brought forth because the current administration wants more loyalty and less objectivity in there . . . what does that say about the law?

KS

Bush showed his stupidity by appointing McKay (with all due respect). The Republicans living up to their reputation of being the Stupid Party, while the Democrats continue their exploits as the Sneaky party.

shoephone

Michael - you've got a few fans at Evergreen Politics who are very grateful to you for printing this McKay interview.

Thank you.

Shoephone

Eric t

Hey socialists! How about the revelation that Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been pushing military contracts to her husbands company for a long time! Can you believe that she would do such a thing? Well I guess that this means that not only do neo-cons decieve the public but it has infected you do-gooders as well! Need proof? It is on Michael Savage.com. Yes, that Michael Savage aka Michael Weiner. The one who drove Dave Ross from the afternoon gig back to the morning gig. The one who steals Dori Monsons 3 o'clock hour. Eric T

raffi

Fuck you Eric.

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