Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Stuff worth reading heading into the weekend

Reid: No Documents, no Bolton. It seems under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Democrats have finally learned what it means to be the opposition party and when to stand on principle.

If Watergate Happened Now. Jonathan Alter writes a column as if Richard Nixon were leaving office in the current political climate, and determines with the attitude of the current GOP congress, there never would be Watergate hearings. In Alter's hypothetical example, the ultimate sign that Nixon's critics have lost is when Fox News Channel refuses to use the word "Watergate" and goes with the logo "Assault on the Presidency" instead.

Report cites FBI's pre-9/11 intelligence lapses. The newly released information says the agency missed at least five chances to uncover intelligence relating to the attacks. The year-old report is only becoming available, because of a court battle over its release.


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