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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Holder pick may embarrass Democrats

Attorney General designate Eric Holder’s prominent role in Former President Bill Clinton’s controversial pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich probably won’t derail his nomination but it will become an embarrassment for Senate Democrats and possibly even new President Barack Obama.

Senate Republicans are planning to use Holder’s involvement in the Rich matter to hold Democrats and the new President up for scrutiny during hearings on the nomination.

In addition, some comments by prominent Democratic Senators could come back to haunt them as the hearings progressed.

For Republicans, the process will be fun. For Democrats, it could leave some of them red-faced and scrambling to find rationalizations.

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RNC spent more money on Palin clothes

New campaign reports expected to be filed by the Republican National Committee today will show the Republican National Commitee spent even more money to buy clothes and accessories for controversial vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Previous campaign reports showed the national party spent some $150,000 for clothes for Palen to make the Alaska governor presentable to the American people. The new reports will show additional expenditures over and above the 150 grand.

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Barack Obama calling…or not

When a man sounding remarkably like President-elect Barack Obama called a Florida congresswoman Wednesday, she assumed it was a crank call.

So Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hung up. But, the Miami Herald reports, this was no prank.

"I thought it was one of the radio stations in South Florida playing an incredible, elaborate, terrific prank on me," Ros-Lehtinen told the newspaper. "They got Fidel Castro to go along. They’ve gotten Hugo Chavez and others to fall for their tricks. I said, ‘Oh, no, I won’t be punked.’"

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Franken drops some ballot challenges

Democrat Al Franken withdrew 633 challenges to ballots Wednesday in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race in what could be a first step toward a quicker conclusion to the recount.

Franken’s attorney, Marc Elias, said many more withdrawals are likely. An attorney for Republican Norm Coleman said he may follow suit soon.

Any reduction in the pile of challenged ballots – more than 6,000 so far – will alleviate work for the canvassing board that meets Dec. 16 to begin examining those ballots.

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Environmentalists Fight E.P.A. Rule

A North Carolina group and other advocates began an online campaign urging President-elect Barack Obama to overturn a new rule that clarifies when coal companies can dump mining waste in streams.

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