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Rough Sketch: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Cheney's Cheney Unfiltered

Throughout the Bush presidency, he toiled in secrecy deep within the White House, a mysterious and feared presence who never stepped into the sunlight of public disclosure. Until yesterday. There he sat, hunched and scowling, at the witness table in front of the House Judiciary Committee: the bearded, burly form...

By Dana Milbank  | June 27, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Energy Creates Friction

One shudders to think about how much carbon dioxide was emitted into the atmosphere by members of the United States Congress yesterday as they bemoaned high gas prices. Lawmakers scheduled no fewer than 12 events relating to energy costs: six news conferences and six hearings. The Washington Sketch went to...

By Dana Milbank  | June 26, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hillary's Triumphal Loss

Hillary Clinton was taking the elevator up to her Senate office yesterday for the first time since she lost the Democratic presidential nomination when one of her aides, Philippe Reines, warned her about the condition of her office. In her months-long absence, Reines cautioned, "things have gotten a little casual."...

By Dana Milbank  | June 25, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Other Fossil Fuel

Here's something to ponder as you park your Prius: What if gas guzzling isn't the problem? That rather counterintuitive theme emerged yesterday from a visit to Washington by James E. Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute and one of the first to sound the alarm about global warming in a...

By Dana Milbank  | June 24, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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