Not being one who is consumed with “fire” like Southern California and our media, I have found it difficult to find much to nibble on in the news today. So, I shall have to content myself with yet another serving of Scrambled Eggy.
- Via LA Times: “The U.S. Justice Department suffered a major setback in another high-profile terrorist prosecution Monday when its criminal case against five former officials of a now-defunct Islamic charity collapsed into a tangle of legal confusion.”
- Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week vs. The Feminists.
- Via Kevin Drum: “Is there really as little interest in the Higazy redaction story, from both left and right, as a quick search of Google Blog indicates? Long story short, the FBI screwed up, forced a confession out of an innocent man, and then the evidence of the forced confession was redacted from the court opinion on the case.”
- Via Reuters: “The State Department does not know specifically what it received for a billion-dollar contract with security firm DynCorp International to provide training services for Iraqi police, a U.S. watchdog agency said on Tuesday.”
- Via ABC News: “Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani hired a Catholic priest to work in his consulting firm months after the priest was accused of sexually molesting two former students and an altar boy and told by the church to stop performing his priestly duties.”
- Via TPM Election Central: “In Shirley MacLaine’s new book, the actress and longtime friend of Dennis Kucinich makes an interesting claim: During a visit to her home in Washington state, Kucinich said he saw a UFO and heard messages from it.”
- Also from TPM Election Central: “In a move that will up the pressure on Hillary and Barack Obama to stand firm against the Senate telecom immunity FISA bill, MoveOn and a dozen top progressive blogs will launch an all-out campaign tomorrow to pressure the two Senators into publicly declaring their support for Chris Dodd’s threat to place a hold on and filibuster the bill, Election Central has learned.”
- Via The Guardian: “Leaked documents seen by the Guardian show that Gordon Brown will be advised today that the target Tony Blair signed up to this year for 20% of all European energy to come from renewable sources by 2020 is expensive and faces ‘severe practical difficulties’.”
- I guess I missed this bit of humor from Our Leader last week.
- Eleanor Clift tries — and fails — to rehabilitate Joe Lieberman.
- It looks like Bush will veto ENDA after all.
- Presidential candidate Stephen Colbert edges out Bill Richardson in new poll.
- Finally, via CAP News: “Presidential Candidates Unveil Halloween Costumes.”