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Hamas Demands

By on 1.31.06 | 8:44PM

Must recognize Israel and reject terrorism. Strong words. Fat chance.

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Ready for Bed?

By on 1.31.06 | 8:39PM

Bush is running over the applause lines, speeding up. Slow, pal. Sleep in tomorrow.

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New Starting Five Rogues

By on 1.31.06 | 8:36PM

POTUS names the names:

Syria, Burma, Zimbabwe, North Korea, Iran.

To my memory, this is the first time Burma and Zimbabwe have been demoted to North Korea status. Mugabe swallows and smiles.

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Sam’s Catching On

By on 1.31.06 | 8:35PM

I'm enjoying watching Justice Alito tonight: before the speech, he was a little awestruck, looking around the chamber. At the last applause line, he wasn't sure if he should clap or not. So he meekly looked to his right, saw other justices clapping, and decided it's a good idea.

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Call for Comity

By on 1.31.06 | 8:29PM

"I will do my part." That he began with this signals just how poisonous the "tone" is in Washington. Nasty.

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Energy Policy

By on 1.31.06 | 8:27PM

John: The embargoed parts of the speech ain't all that juicy. Except for the energy initiative, that is.

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