Pentagon can no longer hide coffins: In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Pentagon will now release photos of flag-draped coffins containing the remains of U.S. servicemembers killed in the Iraqi war. The Bush Administration has censored such photos in order to keep public approval of the war from slipping. Too late for all that, anyway.
Israel lobbyists charged with spying on U.S.: Two former employees of the lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) were indicted yesterday on charges that they illegally received and passed on classified information to foreign officials and reporters over a period of five years. A Pentagon security analyst has been charged with feeding the two men secret U.S. information about Iran.
Military scours online personals to route out gay servicemembers: The U.S. military apparently has nothing better to do than surf Gay.com and other websites looking for service personnel who may have profiles online so they can kick out the homos under the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” rules. Hey, it’s not like there’s a war going on or anything.
Matt Gaetz is just a shutdown-promoting asshat
Who wants to oust McCarthy if he works with Democrats.
But he needs the cooperation
Of the Democrat delegation,
So what do they do to Gaetz if HE works with Democrats?
“Because despite all the blather about Biden and Trump being the two most known ‘known quantities’ in politics, we actually don’t know how dangerous and destabilizing Trump might prove to be as his mind bends under the strain of an election and four indictments. … Or whether it’ll break entirely once he’s back in power and surrounded by the most obsequious fascist toadies he can find.”
“House Republicans are gleefully letting Donald Trump function as their chief political strategist at the expense of American families. Trump’s behavior is shameful, but unsurprising from someone who has demonstrated he couldn’t care less about the American people.”
— A spokesman for President Biden’s campaign hit House Republicans for heeding Donald Trump’s calls to dig in on a government shutdown if they don’t get “everything,” The Hill reports.
A new Monmouth poll finds that if the federal government does shut down, 43% of the American public will hold the Republicans in Congress most responsible while 27% will place the blame on President Biden and 21% will blame congressional Democrats.
President Joe Biden’s younger dog, Commander, bit another U.S. Secret Service agent at the White House Monday evening, the 11th known biting incident involving the 2-year-old German Shepherd, CNN reports.
A new Pew Research poll finds that 65% of Americans “say the way the president is elected should be changed so that the winner of the popular vote nationwide wins the presidency. …. A third favor keeping the current Electoral College system.”