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"I am the greatest" Kevin Berger
Roland Burris, Blago's choice for U.S. senator, has never been shy about his erstwhile achievements.
January 1, 2009 1:15AM (UTC)
Will Vicki Iseman's lawsuit stand against the N.Y. Times? Kevin Berger
A WSJ interview with a First Amendment scholar offers some provocative clues.
January 1, 2009 4:18AM (UTC)
Red State Update: The year in review Salon Staff
Jackie and Dunlap weigh in on an epic year, from Russia in Georgia to shoes in Iraq.
January 1, 2009 4:00PM (UTC)
Another brutal year for liberty Glenn Greenwald
The good news is that it's clear what the Obama administration must do to end the decade-long war on the Constitution.
January 1, 2009 5:12PM (UTC)
Atheists file suit to stop Warren invocation Alex Koppelman
Led by the man who challenged the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, the plaintiffs say prayer shouldn't be allowed at Barack Obama's inauguration.
January 2, 2009 1:40AM (UTC)
Former Sen. Pell dies Alex Koppelman
The Rhode Island Democrat, best known for the college grant program that bears his name, was 90.
January 2, 2009 4:24AM (UTC)
More oddities in the U.S. "debate" over Israel/Gaza Glenn Greenwald
Even for those insisting that Israel's attack on Gaza is both wise and just, what possible interest does the U.S. have in involving itself so directly in this dispute?
January 2, 2009 3:34PM (UTC)
Did you hear FDR prolonged the Great Depression? David Sirota
Conservatives' newest talking point -- designed to stop Congress from passing an economic stimulus package -- is breathtaking.
January 2, 2009 4:20PM (UTC)
The economy crumbled Andrew Leonard
It was the worst of times for ordinary Americans. And even worse times for deregulators and supply-siders. The bright side? Their party is over.
January 2, 2009 4:41PM (UTC)
Outdoor hockey, MLB Network, NFL predictions King Kaufman
A great day for sports on TV -- even without college football -- gives way to a couple more as the playoffs get under way.
January 2, 2009 5:00PM (UTC)
N.Y. governor leaning toward Kennedy? Alex Koppelman
David Paterson says he hasn't made up his mind, but some insiders indicate he's likely to appoint Caroline Kennedy to the Senate.
January 3, 2009 12:29AM (UTC)
Cornyn: Senate GOP won't let Dems seat Franken Alex Koppelman
The Republican caucus appears ready to filibuster in order to ensure that the Minnesota Democrat won't be sworn in until court challenges are resolved.
January 3, 2009 2:45AM (UTC)
Live! Nude! Puppies! The year in viral video Caitlin Shamberg
Except for those snuggly Shiba Inus, Sarah Palin and Tina Fey dominated as Web video went pro.
January 3, 2009 5:15PM (UTC)
Obama pitches stimulus plan Salon Staff
Back from vacation in Hawaii, the president-elect sells spending package.
January 3, 2009 6:58PM (UTC)
Israeli ground troops move into Gaza Salon Staff
Israel Defense Forces official says troops now on the ground in Hamas-ruled territory.
January 3, 2009 11:55PM (UTC)

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