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The Washington Post's Walter Pincus told the grand jury that a third administration official --not Rove or Libby-- volunteered information about Wilson and Plame in July 2003. [NYT]


House passes CAFTA by 2 votes. [WSJ, LAT, WP, NYT]

Democrats incensed that White House is withholding Roberts' tax returns. [WP, LAT]

Senate Judiciary Committee submits questionnaire to Roberts regarding his political activities, memberships, and his role on the presidential transition team. [NYT]

Parties bicker about ground rules for battle over Roberts. [WP]

Memos show Roberts was consistently conservative while working for the Reagan administration. [NYT]

Military commander says withdrawal of troops from Iraq could begin in the spring. [WP, USAT]

Schumer "is emerging as the Democratic point man in the battle over" Roberts and has 80 questions for the nominee. [NYT]

Schumer, Leahy call on Roberts to clarify his position on Roe v. Wade. [WT]

EPA delays report on fuel economy loopholes because timing was "inopportune" for the White House. [NYT]

Panel headed by Samuel Berger and Brent Scowcroft conclude the administration was unprepared for postwar in Iraq. [WP]

Three veterans of the war in Iraq are running for Congress as Democrats. [USAT]

Ad spending on Supreme Court fight was overestimated. [USAT]

GOP senators move ahead to shield gun-makers from civil suits. [USAT]

Congress prepares to block construction of a 12-story office building near the Capitol. [WSJ]

House, Senate green-light $286.4b highway bill. [WSJ, NYT]

Energy bill likely to boost nuclear-power industry. [WSJ]

Bush wants immigration legislation this fall. [WT]

Pataki declines re-election bid, considers presidential campaign; cable news networks did not carry his speech. [WP, NYT]

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It started with them damn hats. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. Ravelry.com – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend, Ravelry.com's founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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