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Prosecutor shouts at judge in Cheney hearing

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN 

Associated Press Writer

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — A county prosecutor who won indictments against Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and others pounded his fist and shouted at the judge Friday about special treatment for high-profile defendants as a routine motions hearing descended into chaos.

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/gen/ap/TX_Cheney_Indicted.html

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There is a bit more information HERE.

The Real News Network has reported the following:

November 19, 2008

Dick Cheney indicted by Texas grand jury

A grand jury in Texas indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

 http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2825

There is a video, but also a partial transcript of the Information at the bottom of the page. My guess is that anyone within the Texas Channel 5 station area will be glued to their tube today. Let us know what you learn.

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What do you know!

Supreme Court takes up gay marriage issue

Bee Capitol Bureau 

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider complaints by opponents of Proposition 8 that it improperly revised the constitution to ban gay marriage. The court declined to stay its enforcement in the meantime.

Court spokeswoman Lynn Holton said the court asked the parties involved to write briefs arguing three issues:

(1) Is Proposition 8 invalid because it constitutes a revision of, rather than an amendment to, the California Constitution?

(2) Does Proposition 8 violate the separation-of-powers doctrine under the California Constitution?

(3) If Proposition 8 is not unconstitutional, what is its effect, if any, on the marriages of same-sex couples performed before the adoption of Proposition 8?

Holton said the court established an expedited briefing schedule. She said oral argument could be held as early as March 2009.

http://www.sacbee.com/1095/story/1412194.html

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Is it news or is it Kabuki?

Politico.com Breaking News:
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Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) will be secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration, a senior Democratic official said.

For more information…http://www.politico.com 

Played against backdrop of Pine Ridge and the fact that SD went for Hillary, there is irony here. Does he get the staff he lent to Obama back?

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