Friday, July 21, 2006

why does congress hate america?

* AP via WUFYS:
"The House, displaying a foreign affairs solidarity lacking on issues like Iraq, voted overwhelmingly Thursday to support Israel in its confrontation with Hezbollah guerrillas.

The resolution, which was passed on a 410-8 vote, also condemns enemies of the Jewish state."

* now we know why voinovich was writing his nonsense in the wapo. clemons:
"Senator Lugar is now considering options on how to manage action on John Bolton's renomination to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations -- requiring confirmation by the United States Senate.

Technically, Bolton was renominated last September when his recess appointment went into affect. What is different now is that the White House seems ready to push again for confirmation.

As Tony Snow said today, Bolton's "renomination" is now pending. Little birds have informed me that there is a hearing already planned for next Thursday morning, 9:30 a.m., in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

John Bolton will be the witness.
I have now been informed by Senate-savvy lawyers that Bolton's "renomination" is in the Committee.

It CANNOT go to the Floor of the Senate unless it is "discharged" from the Committee or voted out. It is unlikely to be discharged from the Committee without action as that would require a unanimous consent agreement.

That means that the fireworks begin again in the Committee -- and attention comes back to the players and how they voted last round."
why does congress hate america?

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