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You won’t believe what’s in that stimulus bill.

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

Democrats in Congress are certainly taking his advice to heart. The 647-page, $825 billion House legislation was sold as an economic “stimulus,” but now that Democrats have finally released the details we understand Rahm’s point much better. This is a political wonder that manages to spend money on just about every pent-up Democratic proposal of the last 40 years.

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There’s $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn’t turned a profit in 40 years; $2 billion for child-care subsidies; $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment for the Arts; $400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects. There’s even $650 million on top of the billions already doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons. Continue reading

(VIDEO) Obama’s Hopeful Economic Speech

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Posted on YouTube: January 08, 2009
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Code Pink Tries to Arrest Karl Rove

Added: October 21Run TIme: 01:06

A woman tried to “arrest” Karl Rove for treason while the former White House aide was appearing at a meeting of the Mortgage Bankers Association yesterday in San Francisco, according to KGO-TV.

“Rove tried to elbow her away before she was taken offstage,” The New York Times reports.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Code Pink, an anti-war group, identified the woman as Janine Boneparth.

Rage Against the Machine at RNC

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After their attempt to take the stage was stopped by police, Rage Against the Machine took to the crowd with an acapella performance. Armed with only a megaphone, and thousands of fans, RATM played a 10min acapella set of Bulls on Parade and Killing in the Name of.

Bush “I will resist all attempts to subpoena WH officials”

With the heat coming down on the White House and Attorney General, President Bush addressed the media today and went on the defensive against Democrats, accusing them of trying to “score political points” rather than seeking the truth. He promised to resist all WH subpoenas and insisted that his deal to let Rove and Miers “meet” with members of Congress is more than generous.

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President Bush kept making the point over and over that allowing his staff members (i.e. Karl Rove) to testify under oath would hamper his ablility to “get quality advice,” but as ThinkProgress noted earlier today, 31 of Clinton’s top aides testified before Congress on 47 different occasions. Something tells me that this fact won’t preclude the Bush-apologists from invoking Clinton again, though.

UPDATE: Senator Leahy and Rep. Conyers respond to the the White House’s offer.