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FEBRUARY 29 2008

1. Siegelman Updates
2. Station Cites Equipment in Blackout of Program
3. Mukasey Rebuffs Pelosi, Refuses to Prosecute Bush Aids for
Contempt
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Siegelman Updates
by Scott Horton of Harper's

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...Another Republican Calls Siegelman Case a Travesty
Hubbard, the Birmingham News and the Mobile Press-Register are
clearly vexed by the mounting calls from Republicans for Siegelman to
be set free. And today they have another setback. Former Reagan
Administration Treasury official and Wall Street Journal editor Paul
Craig Roberts weighs in...

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Station Cites Equipment in Blackout of
Program
by Bill Carter of NYT

...Thursday’s statement also emphasized that reports of a link
between the ownership of the station and the Bush administration
were inaccurate. The station owner is an investment firm called Oak
Hill Capital, which is led by Robert M. Bass, one of the billionaire Bass
brothers of Fort Worth.

....Mr. Pascale offered a list of Mr. Bass’s political donations for the
last 10 years and they included mostly Democratic candidates,
including John Kerry when he ran against Mr. Bush in 2004 and Bill
Richardson, the New Mexico governor who sought the Democratic
presidential nomination this year.

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Mukasey Rebuffs Pelosi, Refuses to
Prosecute Bush Aides for Contempt

As expected, Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Friday to
refer congressional contempt citations against President Bush's Chief
of Staff Josh Bolten and the president's former counsel, Harriet Miers,
to a federal grand jury, claiming that the officials did not commit a
crime when they refused to testify before Congress.

The move sets the stage for a historic legal showdown between
Congress and the White House over President Bush's far-reaching
claims of executive privilege, an issue that will ultimately be decided
by the courts and could have long lasting implications for future
administrations.

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