June 7, 2016 / by emptywheel

 

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Heffelfinger, Native Americans, and Voting Rights

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I haven’t read all the coverage on Goodling’s confirmation of the reason behind Thomas Heffelfinger’s appearance on the firing list. But I’ve read a lot, and I’m really amazed by the coverage of the interchange. Goodling’s response to Ellison’s question about the reasons for Heffelfinger’s appearance on the list, Goodling said:

GOODLING:There were some concerns that he spent an extraordinary amountof time as the leader of the Native American Subcommittee of the

Shorter Henry: Nice Try, Brad Berenson

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There has been a lot of discussion already about the Ralston news from today–that she asked for immunity so she could testify about Abramoff contacts with the White House. What seems to be missing from those stories is the takeaway: Henry Waxman’s not giving Ralston immunity anytime soon.

Waxman provides a helpful map of what happened.

Did Orrin Hatch and Byron York Get Their Oppo Research from Monica?

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Remember back in April when Orrin Hatch started talking out of his pasty white arse about Carol Lam’s background? He claimed it was alright for her to have gotten fired because she had been Clinton’s campaign manger. As it turned out, Hatch had completely botched his talking points and confused Carol Lam with Alan Berson, her predecessor in SDCA appointed by Clinton.

What’s Here Is Correct

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Remember way back before we knew about the partisan tests for hiring, when the biggest reason for Monica Goodling to plead the Fifth was the accusation that she had prepared Paul McNulty to state falsehoods in his testimony before the Senate?

Well, why do you suppose we only got this document on the eve of her testimony, after she had already been granted immunity?

What's Here Is Correct

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Remember way back before we knew about the partisan tests for hiring, when the biggest reason for Monica Goodling to plead the Fifth was the accusation that she had prepared Paul McNulty to state falsehoods in his testimony before the Senate?

Well, why do you suppose we only got this document on the eve of her testimony, after she had already been granted immunity?

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