Monday, November 13, 2006

The First Week's Accomplishments

Democrats outline strategy for terrorist victory in Iraq:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 — Democratic leaders in the Senate vowed on Sunday to use their new Congressional majority to press for troop reductions in Iraq within a matter of months, stepping up pressure on the administration just as President Bush is to be interviewed by a bipartisan panel examining future strategy for the war.
Speaker to be Pelosi endorses lynching enthusiast and Abscam unindicted co-conspirator John Murtha for Majority Leader:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in line to become Speaker in January, is throwing her support to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) in the race for Majority Leader, a move that will be an early test of her influence and will weigh heavily on Murtha's contest with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for the post.
And Alcee Hastings has a really good shot at chairing the House Intelligence Committee, despite having been impeached and removed from the federal bench for corruption:
With Rep. Alcee Hastings a frontrunner to be House Intelligence Committee chairman, he’s already facing unpleasant publicity stemming from his involvement in a corruption case years ago.