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THE OBAMA DECEPTION

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The CIA has a New Boss

Feb 12th, 2009 | WASHINGTON

The Senate has confirmed Leon Panetta to run the CIA.

Panetta’s nomination sailed through the chamber by a voice vote.With no direct intelligence gathering or analysis experience,  Obama selected Panetta because of his managerial skills and ability to repair the agency’s relationship with Congress after two tumultuous Bush terms.

During his confirmation hearings, Panetta said it was time for the agency to move ahead and not to dwell on the harsh treatment of foreign detainees n the previous administration. He won’t seek prosecutions of people who participated in such interrogations.

Video: Burris joins the Senate

Roland Burris was just sworn into the US Senate by Vice President Dick Cheney, a moment greeted by sustained applause rather than the brickbats during a long-running controversy.

Fellow Democrats initially balked at Burris, because he was appointed by Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, who faces federal corruption charges that include trying to sell the seat — once occupied by President-elect Barack Obama — that Burris now holds.

Welcome to Congress, YouTube

The leaders of both the Senate and the House announce that Congress is now in session, on YouTube. You can now find your Representatives and Senators’ YouTube channels on two new special platforms:

The House Hub: http://www.youtube.com/househub

The Senate Hub: http://www.youtube.com/senatehub

This is your backstage pass to your government – so connect with your elected leaders on YouTube today.

(VIDEO) Blagojevich appoints Burris to Obama’s Senate seat

Wednesday, December 31, 2008; 11:00 AM

Slate contributor Edward McClelland was online Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss his take on embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s decision to name former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, despite federal charges stating Blagojevich tried to auction off the seat to the highest bidder.

Blagojevich Appoints Burris To Senate Seat (MP3)

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VIDEO: Burris denied seat in US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roland Burris failed in his bid to take President-elect Barack Obama’s Illinois Senate seat on Tuesday in a scripted piece of political theater staged just before the opening of the 111th Congress.

“Mr. Burris is not in possession of the necessary credentials from the state of Illinois,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said in his speech opening the new session of Congress.

Burris, 71, earlier confirmed that Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson had informed him in a private meeting that his credentials lacked a required signature and his state’s seal.

“I will not be accepted, I will not be seated,” Burris told a mob of reporters who had followed him across the street for a news conference in a cold and steady rain outside the Capitol.

Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race by 225 votes, Minnesota’s secretary of state says.

 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) — A state election board on Monday will announce Democrat Al Franken has defeated Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race, state officials told CNN Sunday.

A board will say Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race by 225 votes, Minnesota’s secretary of state says.

A board will say Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race by 225 votes, Minnesota's secretary of state says.The canvassing board on Monday will say a recount determined Franken won by 225 votes, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie told CNN.

However, Coleman’s campaign, which contends the recount should have included about 650 absentee ballots it says were improperly rejected in the initial count, has indicated it will challenge the certification.

Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan said his team believes the recount process was broken and that “the numbers being reported will not be accurate or valid.”

“The effort by the Franken campaign, supported by the secretary of state, to exclude improperly rejected absentee ballots is indefensible and disenfranchises hundreds of Minnesota voters,” Sheehan said.

After the results are certified, Coleman’s campaign will have seven days to file a challenge.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/04/minnesota.senate.race/index.html?iref=mpstoryview