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- Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message: Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again
- Supreme Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies
- UNICEF launches ‘Mr. Poo’ mascot in India to curb public defecation
- Teen taking selfie by train: ‘Wow, that guy just kicked me in the head’
- Goodbye, Afghanistan — hello, Africa: Air Force to shift as U.S. exits Middle East
- Iran mulls ban on vasectomies, decrease on abortions to bolster population
- CNN op-ed claims right-wingers ‘more deadly than jihadists’
- Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings
- ABC News accuses Center for Public Integrity of stealing Pulitzer-winning work
ABC News’ “This Week” dipped into its archives yesterday to broadcast an interview with Judge John G. Roberts Jr. that originally aired July 2, 2000.
Among other things, Judge Roberts noted that court rulings that struck down limits on abortion, continued strict church-state separation and upheld the Miranda decision made “a compelling case that we do not have a very conservative Supreme Court.”
When asked whether the “conservative counterrevolution” on the court was over, Judge Roberts said, “I think a lot will depend on new appointments and the types of cases that do come before the court.”
The old footage of the man whom President Bush nominated to the Supreme Court last month vexed Ralph G. Neas, People for the American Way president.
“It is clearer than ever that the confirmation of John Roberts would mean replacing Sandra Day O’Connor with someone who has viewed her as an impediment to the ultraconservative legal movement he helped lead as a political appointee during the Reagan and first Bush administrations,” Mr. Neas said yesterday.
“Roberts’ careful way with words cannot be allowed to mask the truth about his approach to the Constitution,” he concluded.
Are ya listening?
The Oregonian’s David Reinhard had advice for Air America listeners yesterday, no doubt scandalized, he writes, by the “Enronesque” revelations that the liberal talk-radio network received a six-figure startup loan from a New York charity that was supposed to provide services for needy youngsters.
“Leftist listeners need to really showcase that storied compassion of theirs. Yes, how about a radio-thon to raise funds for kids and Alzheimer’s patients across this broad land? Lefty listeners could, well, ‘Give piece of change.’”
“Better yet, progressive forces should do what they do best — hold a rock concert. Al Franken probably could put the finger on some major talent. It’s hard to imagine that the Dixie Chicks, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand wouldn’t want to participate in a Live Air America Aid concert. The guess here is that even stars who said they would leave the United States if Bush were elected or re-elected would return home to help the victims of this hideous corporate scandal.”
CNN’s new situation
Video walls, multiple plasma screens, “transparent news” — is it NASA control? No, it’s CNN, which showcases it all on the inaugural broadcast of “The Situation Room,” which debuts this afternoon.
By John R. Bolton
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- GOP writes legislation to deny Attorney General Eric Holder his salary
- HURT: Wilson and Obama ... 100 years apart, but so alike
- CNN op-ed claims right-wingers 'more deadly than jihadists'
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