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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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Ice Weasel: "Pressure on the Judiciary Committee"

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Thanks to ice weasel for this great idea - THANKS ICEE!

Below is the list of Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee with links to their contact pages.

Everyone should put as much pressure as possible to subpoena the white house people involved and force them to testify, under oath, and on the record, about what took place. Anything less and this will issue will just fade into the background noise.

Patrick J. Leahy

Edward M. Kennedy

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Herb Kohl

Dianne Feinstein

Russell D. Feingold

Charles E. Schumer

Richard J. Durbin

Benjamin L. Cardin

Sheldon Whitehouse

- posted by Ice Weasel

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