Hoekstra's Threat

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emptywheel
I had a feeling there was something more--a lot more--to the Lichtblau-Shane story reporting a surveillance program that Peter Hoekstra hadn't been briefed on. Only I wasn't sharp enough to do what texas dem did--look for the letter referenced in the article. Thanks to texas dem, we can see clearly that Hoekstra's complaints about undisclosed surveillance programs are nothing more than a threat leveled in response to the Administration's departure from

Hoekstra's Threat

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emptywheel
I had a feeling there was something more--a lot more--to the Lichtblau-Shane story reporting a surveillance program that Peter Hoekstra hadn't been briefed on. Only I wasn't sharp enough to do what texas dem did--look for the letter referenced in the article. Thanks to texas dem, we can see clearly that Hoekstra's complaints about undisclosed surveillance programs are nothing more than a threat leveled in response to the Administration's departure from
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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
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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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