Led by the Democratic majority, the U.S. Senate on November 19 confirmed President Barack Obama’s long-stalled first judicial nominee. By a vote of 59-39, the Senate approved Obama’s choice of U.S. District Judge David Hamliton for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Chicago.
Displaying unparalleled skill in a game they play too often, various agencies of the federal government appear to be conspiring to cover up research that was conducted that may have prevented the massacre of 13 people at Ft. Hood on November 5.
It seems Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is really getting into the spirit of the holiday season. Not only has he promised President Obama that he would deliver a shiny new healthcare package to the President’s desk by Christmas, but since revealing the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” the Senate’s version of healthcare reform, it is apparent that he likes playing Santa Claus so much he has stuffed Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) stocking with $100 million.
In an interview aired on NBC's Today show, President Obama predicted that one of the alleged September 11th terrorists will be convicted and executed. He quickly backpedaled saying he did not intend to pass judgment before the trial. The accused is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He is suspected of being the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Mohammed and four others accused of conspiracy in the attacks are being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba where they await trial as civilians in New York City.