A GOP radio ad falsely characterizes Sen. Feingold’s censure resolution as reprimanding the President for pursuing Al Qaeda.
Silver-plated candelabras. A cedar-lined lingerie cabinet. Persian rugs. An oak hutch carved with lions’ heads, tree limbs and acorns. The spoils from former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham’s bribery scheme — a household of valuable antiques, rugs and home furnishings — will be auctioned off by the government Thursday to help cover the back taxes and restitution he owes.
An Iraq war veteran who lost both legs in the conflict held a slim lead on Wednesday in her bid to run for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat in a district held by Republicans for 32 years.
Fifty years ago, the conservative Christian writer C.S. Lewis devoted a couple of chapters of his autobiography to describing the exclusive English public (meaning private) school he attended as a teenager. “Wyvern,” as Lewis calls it, is portrayed as a cesspool of worldly ambition, where the struggle to get ahead all but overwhelms ordinary human decency, let alone any serious ethical standards.
It is a healthy development that President Bush abandoned the format of carefully screened audiences and scripted “conversations” and defended his Iraq policy in open forums, taking questions from all comers Monday in Cleveland and Tuesday in a press conference at the White House.