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Latest Stephen Bassett Items
"If the Congress won't do it's job, the people will," declares the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, set to take off in the main ballroom of the National Press Club on Monday. Disclosure? Are we talking health care here, or gun control? No, we're talking extraterrestrial. Of course, the nation's capital may seem like another planet at times, but no matter.
Former Rep. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, is one of a handful of ex-lawmakers meeting at the National Press Club in Washington for a five-day mock hearing on extraterrestrials living in the United States — and their impact.
For better or worse, here comes "Game Change", the big-budget HBO film dramatizing the 2008 presidential election. Because of its scheduling close to the Super Tuesday primaries, another filmmaker smells a partisan rat.
It's politics, perhaps, around the proverbial cracker barrel: Mike Huckabee intends to retool the presidential debates in his own fashion when he stages a live forum on Fox News for six of the Republican hopefuls on Saturday night.
Academia appears to be rejecting the "imperial" White House. University of Iowa law professor David Orentlicher says the presidency has become too powerful an office and now suggests the U.S. adopt a two-person, multiparty presidency.