I received this directly from Sen. Feingold’s office.  Doesn’t answer the question as to whether or not the hearing will be held on Friday — but it does raise some interesting questions as to what Sen. Specter was blathering on about at the end of the NSA hearing today about Feingold asking for a postponement, now doesn’t it?

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold

In Response to Chairman Specter’s Comments Regarding the Scheduled Hearing on the Censure Resolution

March 28, 2006

There is no truth to the claim made today by Chairman Specter that I have asked for a postponement of Friday’s hearing on the censure resolution and I am very puzzled how the Chairman could have reached that conclusion. I hope the Chairman is not backing away from his commitment to hold the hearing on Friday morning.

Very interesting. I believe it is your move, Chairman Specter.

UPDATE:  A quick update on the Rubber Stamp Republican Congress stamp orders.  Just got off the phone with the company, they have had around 200 orders today alone — many for multiple stamps — which is absolutely amazing for a single day.  Great work everyone!  Remember, the 20% discount on orders is only in effect until noon tomorrow (Wednesday, 3/29).  Ordering information can be found here.

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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