Senate Democrats want to Vice President Dick Cheney of close to $500,000 in deferred compensation he is scheduled to receive from Halliburton, the energy company he once headed, and to divest himself of over 400,000 stock options he holds in the firm. The group, ed by Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Dick Durbin (Ill.), Russ Feingold (Wis.) and Joe Biden (Del.), the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, will try to amend the $87 billion reconstruction supplemental bill that is currently before the Senate.
Lautenberg is likely to file the amendment tomorrow. A Lautenberg aide projected that nearly the entire Democratic Caucus, with one or two possible exceptions, will support the effort to force Cheney to relinquish his financial stake in Halliburton. Cheney served as the energy giant’s CEO from 1995 to 2000. On the House side, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee, will send a letter to the Bush administration this week alerting it that Halliburton has manipulated the price of exported Iraqi oil, Democratic sources said.
BUSH ON DRUGS AND TERROR: View the windows media file at the top of the list.
DEA Museum exhibit: Drug sales fund terrorists
An excellent Conservative Journal piece on the hipocrisy of the Drugs fund Terrorism campaign
Drugs fund Terror ad blowback.