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Bolten's 5-Point Plan, 75 Days Later

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It's a testament to how messy my desk is that I just came across Mike Allen's article, from a week after Josh Bolten ascended to the Chief of Staff role, describing Bolten's plan to right the sinking ship of the Bush Administration. But the benefit of rediscovering it now is that what once appeared as an earnest plan now reads like humor. So how has Bolten's five-point plan fared? 1 DEPLOY GUNS AND
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Bolten's 5-Point Plan, 75 Days Later

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emptywheel
It's a testament to how messy my desk is that I just came across Mike Allen's article, from a week after Josh Bolten ascended to the Chief of Staff role, describing Bolten's plan to right the sinking ship of the Bush Administration. But the benefit of rediscovering it now is that what once appeared as an earnest plan now reads like humor. So how has Bolten's five-point plan fared? 1 DEPLOY GUNS AND

Telecommunications Timewarp

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emptywheel
When I beat up on Jason Leopold for some confusion in an article on domestic spying, I keyed on one detail. He was claiming Bush set up the program Risen and Lichtblau had revealed before 9/11. Still, one thing that appears to be indisputable is that the NSAsurveillance began well before 9/11 and months before President Bushclaims Congress gave him the power to use military force againstterrorist threats, which Bush says is
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Speaking from Cancer

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emptywheel
Update: Here's Murray's own take. It almost seems like Howie didn't have the heart to do it, to insinuate that Murray Waas' past struggles with cancer influence his current reporting. But true to his smarmy self, Howie musters up several suggestions that the cancer has compromised Murray's reporting. For a reporter whose specialty is digging out secrets, Murray Waas has been keeping one about himself for a long time. [snip] It's hard to say where

Some Thoughts on Hudson v. Michigan

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emptywheel
I saw my friend Dave Moran last night, who is the lawyer that argued Hudson v. Michigan, the recent case about knock and announce rules on searches. As you can imagine, he was pretty uphappy about losing the case. But he had a few more insights I'd like to share. Anthony Kennedy changed his mind Dave believes that, after he first argued the case in January, he had a 6-3 win.
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