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Michael Schiavo on Jeb!: “A Vendictive, Untrustworthy Coward”

We all remember the story of Terri Schiavo, a brain-dead woman from Florida whose husband, Michael, was mired in controversy over whether her feeding tube could be removed fifteen years after she collapsed and fell unconscious. Politico’s Michael Kruse interviewed Mr. Sciavo recently. The article refreshes our memory about the details of his fight to fulfill his wife’s wishes to not keep her in a vegetative state. It also paints a very clear picture of what former Florida Governor Jeb Bush thinks, how he operates and the lengths he’s willing to go to make a point. Schiavo calls Jeb! “a vindictive, untrustworthy coward.”

Congressional Votes: S-1, Keystone XL Pipeline Act

With Seantors like these who needs enemies?

Take a good look at this list of Democrats who voted yes on this bill.

  • Bennett - CO
  • Carper - DE
  • Casey - PA
  • Donnelly - IN
  • Heitkamp - ND
  • Manchin - WV
  • McCaskill - MO
  • Tester - MT
  • Warner - VA

Not voting: Reid - NV

If you're a constituent please let them know how unhappy and pissed off you are at how they voted. It's unlikely they care what you think, but use your right to let them know anyway.

Canada’s National Bird Search

They don’t have one. Who’d a thunk it, eh? I’ve lived a stone’s throw away from the border for most of my life and never knew. But that’s going to change soon. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic is conducting a poll for the National Bird Project. They hope Canada will have an official bird by 2017, the country's sesquicentennial.

Justice Department Spies on Millions of Cars

From a Wall Street Journal News Alert this evening:

The Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records about motorists, according to current and former officials and government documents.

The primary goal of the license-plate tracking program, run by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is to seize cars, cash and other assets to combat drug trafficking, according to one government document. But the database's use has expanded to hunt for vehicles associated with numerous other potential crimes, from kidnappings to killings to rapes, say people familiar with the matter.

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