Bono gets bi-partisan support; Gonzales walks

By The News Jun 12, 2007

With Attn. General Alberto Gonzales facing no Congressional backlash for his unethical and "pinhead" leadership, John Stewart reminds us while this man must go. Bono’s Poverty-Fighting Plan Promoted by Two Ex-Senators. Life after RED The antipoverty drive, called the One Campaign, which was founded by the rock star Bono to combat hunger and draw attention to the plight of children in African countries, is pledging to invest $30 million to persuade presidential candidates to address the issue.–NYTimes In Senate Vote, G.O.P. Fights Off Gonzales Rebuke. So what now? The Democrats had sought a showdown that would force Mr. Gonzales to retreat or President Bush to abandon his support of the attorney general, who has come under strong criticism from both parties for the dismissals of federal prosecutors and recent disclosures about partisanship in hiring at the Justice Department. Instead, the Democrats’ effort failed in a procedural step that fell seven votes short of the 60 needed to end debate and move to a vote on the resolution. –NYTimes Day of Split Outcomes in Teenage Sex Case. The case continues its outrage against a young Black man. A judge on Monday ordered the release of a man who is serving a widely criticized 10-year prison sentence without parole for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.But just after the ruling was announced, Georgia’s attorney general, Thurbert E. Baker, said he was appealing it, and the prisoner, Genarlow Wilson, remained behind bars.–NYTimes Black Students Still Favor Lighter Skin, Study Finds. A study worth discussing. “We know that there has been a preference for lighter skin in the past as a result of racism,” said Sullivan, “but we really wanted to know whether or not that preference still exists in the 21st century.”– Why the Immigration Bill Died in the Senate — and Will Keep Dying. Is status quo better? Unfortunately, the media has decided that all sides were equally to blame for the death of immigration reform in this congress. The reality is very different.–Alternet Bush, Senators to Meet on Immigration. Last efforts to revive bill. For the first time in five years, President Bush will attend the Senate Republicans’ weekly policy lunch today as he pushes to revive his moribund overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.–Washington Post