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Congress is not in session until Monday, April 20, following a two-week spring break.

By  |  April 13, 2009; 7:19 AM ET
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The greatest failure in any democracy is the requirments of an individual, Who wishes to run for office as our representative or congresssman. Money is the driving factor and is available only from those that have it, and are willing to spend it, to obtain their own aganda in government. Therefore, the power of wealth will always outsell and impede the will, and the want of fairness, and good will, to the remainder of our population.

Posted by: pax926 | April 15, 2009 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Slightly off topic but we learn today from Justice Department memorandums related to CIA interrogations, details in the still-classified memos. I cannot reveal all but certainly approval for a technique in which a prisoner's head could be struck against a wall as long as the head was being held and the force of the blow was controlled by the interrogator. Other techniques are known by British intelligence.

Obama now has to decide whether to keep secret key parts of the three 2005 memos outlining legal guidance on CIA interrogations.

I believe all these Bush-era tactics that have been abandoned by the Obama administration should be unveiled officially before they are revealed unofficially by others in Britain.

Attorney General Eric Holder and White House Counsel Greg Craig both believe these secrets must be made public despite CIA opposition and I agree with them.

Posted by: coiaorguk | April 16, 2009 7:32 AM | Report abuse

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