Spy Game: Everybody Does It

By |October 30th, 2013|

Senator Dianne Feinstein breaks with her pals in the spy game. "Some of this reminds me of the classic movie "˜Casablanca' "” "˜My God, there's gambling going on here,' " Mr. Clapper said, twisting the line from the movie uttered by a corrupt French official who feigns outrage at the very activity in [...]

Letters from Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: Jackie Kennedy on Hillary

By |October 30th, 2013|

Letters from Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., noted presidential historian, that include what Jackie Kennedy said about Hillary. Photo, left to right: Lyndon Johnson, Arthur Schlesinger, Admiral Arleigh Burke, John Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy watch the Mercury 3 flight in 1961. (Public domain - Via The Atlantic) "You couldn't be more wrong," Jackie said. "I [...]

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Cancellations of Health Care Policies Land on White House Steps

By |October 29th, 2013|

NBC reports that White House knew about health care cancellations from the start, with President Obama's promise now sounding very hollow. [screen capture from Daily Show] Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually [...]

Judge Rules Part of Texas Abortion Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

By |October 29th, 2013|

Abortion rights advocates who last summer rallied in Austin learned Monday that a judge ruled a part of Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel yesterday ruled that part of Texas abortion restrictions, passed in special legislative session this summer, is unconstitutional. The decision blocked one provision completely, and partially [...]

Headline of the Day: “The Redemption of Clintonism”

By |October 29th, 2013|

"The Redemption of Clintonism," the headline all media outlets have refused to write, but the Atlantic finally concedes today. "I gave you four surplus budgets, all those jobs, declining poverty, the lowest poverty rate we've had in 30 years, and the first time in more than 30 years that there has not been [...]

Ken Cuccinelli with Rand Paul Hope Eugenics will Beat McAuliffe

By |October 28th, 2013|

Ken Cuccinelli brings in Rand Paul to talk eugenics, while Terry McAuliffe has President Bill Clinton by his side. "The virtue of political extremism is that once you get people all torn up and upset, steam coming out of their ears, they will show up and vote. ."‰."‰. Will you care as much [...]

NSA Dog Wagging the Bush-Cheney and Obama-Biden White Houses

By |October 28th, 2013|

NSA director Keith Alexander has turned an important element of national security into a rogue element of the US government. The officials quoted by The Wall Street Journal said it was understandable that Obama did not know about the phone tapping of Merkel and other leaders for nearly five years of his presidency [...]

With Clinton in Forefront, Benghazi is Back

By |October 28th, 2013|

With Clinton and 2016 in the spotlight, Republicans rush to cement Benghazi in the public's mind, with the "60 Minutes" report adding fuel to their efforts. We have learned there were two Delta Force operators who fought at the Annex and they've since been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross [...]

A Brit’s View: That Wasn’t A Storm!

By |October 28th, 2013|

It was supposed to be the storm to end all storms. A country under siege. A big city on lock down. And then a few trees fell down, along with some scaffolding. I can hear the laughter from Miami, Houston, New Orleans and New York passing through on its way to Britain already. We Brits [...]

“The Good Wife” Is Back with a Different Kind of Bang

By |October 28th, 2013|

"The Good Wife" is back, with a trajectory setting that's even better than when it started. [photo: David M. Russell, CBS] AFTER PILLORYING how far "The Good Wife" had fallen last year, which I did here, the once dynamic CBS series had something to prove. In the era of "Scandal," it had become [...]

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