Kay Steiger

Kay Steiger is managing editor at Raw Story and a former Prospect editorial assistant.

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THE ABUSE OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER.

THE ABUSE OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER. Today I attended a Center for American Progress event where Fred Schwarz and Aziz Huq (and moderated by Mort Halperin) talked about their new book, Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror. They were inspired by the reports published by the Church Committee following the last great abuse of presidential power by Richard Nixon.

TENET SPEAKS.

TENET SPEAKS. Former CIA Chief George Tenet's regret-filled new book, At the Center of the Storm, has prompted Chairman Henry Waxman to invite him to testify before the Oversight Committee in two weeks. With all the blame he's been enduring from the Bush administration, he may actually testify, unlike other administration officials.

--Kay Steiger

FORGET DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ.

FORGET DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ. This morning CNN's Michael Ware did an interview on American Morning where he (wrongly) analyzed the situation in Iraq, saying troops need to stay put. Right-wing NewsBusters quoted him as saying:

JUSTICIA REPRODUCTIVA.

JUSTICIA REPRODUCTIVA. Yesterday Mexico City's elected officials overwhelmingly passed a bill that legalizes abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy within city limits. Although 90 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, the majority of city residents approve of the bill. Unsurprisingly, anti-choice groups plan to challenge the measure in Mexico's Supreme Court. Mexican federal law currently allows abortion in cases of rape, fetus mutation, and life of the mother. Given the bad news pro-choicers had from our own Supreme Court earlier this week, it's assuring to hear abortion laws are making progress in south of the border.

--Kay Steiger

BEHIND THE PAY GAP.

BEHIND THE PAY GAP. I attended a hearing this morning held by the House's Education and Labor Committee that examined the Paycheck Fairness Act on this, Equal Pay Day. Though the PFA has been introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro 10 times, this is the first time the committee held a hearing.

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