12 July, 2006

KT Invites Former Iran-Contra Figure Into Her Kitchen

GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, KT McFarland has invited one of her former Reagan-administration collegues to her next "kitchen talk" in Brooklyn tomorrow.

McFarland's guest will be Robert "Bud" McFarlane, President Ronald Reagan's national security advisor during the Iran-Contra affair.

McFarlane pleaded guilty to four counts of obstruction of Congress in March of 1988 but was pardoned by President Georege H. W. Bush. in December of 1992.


NYCLU SAYS BUSH MISUSING PATRIOT ACT TO KEEP POLITICAL OPPONENTS OUT OF U.S.

Speaking of obstruction, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union today charged the Bush administration with misuse of the Patriot Act to keep foreign scholars out of the country if they profess political views the administration doesn't like. The NYCLU released documents today, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, which it says proves its allegation.

"It is wholly inappropriate for immigration officials to keep out people whose politics they don't like," said Donna Lieberman, NYCLU Executive Director. "Barring the doors is not the way a democracy deals with its critics."




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