Monthly Archives: October 2007

Good for Chris Dodd

Kudos to Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) for doing what had to be done: he put a hold on the administration

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Are all bloggers ‘covered’ under House ‘reporter’s shield law’?

Calling all bloggers: Are you ‘covered’ under House ‘reporter’s shield law’? Yesterday the House passed by a substantial margin its version of the “reporter’s shield law,” titled the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007. The House version differs from the Senate bill of the same title in its definition of “covered person,” basically the definition of who is a journalist. The House version reads, “(2) COVERED PERSON-… Read More

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Bush administration helped Iranian hardliner get elected

Bush administration helped the Iranian hardliner get elected Ali Hashemi Rafsanjani, the only major Iranian figure who advocated reaching out to America, made indirect overtures to the Bush administration in the period leading up to the June 2005 Iranian election but was rebuffed, according to American businessman Barry O’Connell, who frequently travels to Iran. State Department personnel referred pejoratively to Rafsanjani, the political figure best… Read More

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