“We’re not talking judges here,” says a White House legislative affairs staffer. “But we are talking about 40 or so appointments that have been held up for more than six months.”
No word on what broke the stalemate, although the president’s seeming unwillingness to veto the bloated anti-terrorism legislation that was recently plopped on his desk might be an indication of what was part of the deal.p> WATTS WRONG? br> Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts , chafing at what appears to be a dead-end leadership post as head of the House Republican Conference, is breaking ranks and annoying his leadership colleagues. Last week, as both House Republicans and Democrats pledged to meet a September 11 deadline to pass Department of Homeland Security legislation, Watts weighed in and said that would be impossible. “It’s not going to happen,” he declared. Immediately he was called on the carpet by Republican leaders Dennis Hastert and
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online