ABC News 7: Rep. Tom Lantos, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election this year because he has cancer of the esophagus.
Lantos, 79, is the only Holocaust survivor elected to Congress and is known for his dedication to human rights issues. He is serving his 14th term, after joining the House in 1981....
Here is wishing Rep. Lantos a speedy recovery.
** There is a little problem in Mississippi.
State Attorney General Jim Hood made good on his promise to take Gov. Haley Barbour to court over the date of a special election to replace former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott.
Hood filed a lawsuit today in Hinds County Circuit Court seeking an injunction to require the special election for Lott’s replacement to be conducted within 90 days.
On Monday, Barbour named U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker to replace Lott....
We will keep our eyes on what develops in this Mississippi dispute.
Wicker's voting record on veterans' issues is not too good. Project Vote Smart has quite an extensive list of Wicker's votes against vets. Barbour, one of Bush's GOB's (good old boys), probably got word from the White House on which Republican lapdog should get the appointment to fill Lott's seat.
> Oil hit $100/barrel today. How do you like driving that SUV on premium gas?