Rick Perry: ‘I’m running for president and `full well believe I’m going to win’

By |August 13th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Perry's announcement came during a conference call, which (of course) was then blasted across Twitter by the AP's Beth Fouhy. Here's Perry's "Why I'm Running" pitch. So, his big announcement speech included a gafferiffic moment, when Perry called the fallen Afghanistan soldiers "Special Operators." The second half of his speech took off on optimism, [...]

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Scorched Earth is Nothing New for Obama

By |August 9th, 2011|

It's panic at 1600. The daily Gallup is depressing by itself, but amidst the economic carnage and America losing our AAA status under Obama's watch, which will make for a snappy negative GOP ad, everyone is girding their loins for the battle. But really, folks, have people forgotten Alice Palmer? Remember Obama hinting Hillary was [...]

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George W. Bush’s Economy was Even Worse than Obama Knew

By |August 7th, 2011|

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As insults fly between political parties as well as the U.S. and S&P, with nations like China chirping in, all the rest of us are left to do is wait. Republicans insisted on a disastrous debt ceiling deal, but it was Pres. Obama [...]

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Bill Clinton Played Hardball and Won, Obama Paid Ransom and America Lost

By |August 3rd, 2011|

"(Pres. Bill Clinton) beat the hell out of us first, for a year. He pummeled us for a year. ... He didn't roll over the second we walked in. ... Then he out-negotiated us for a year. He brought us to our knees." - Joe Scarborough Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news [...]

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Norway Domestic Terrorist Reportedly Influenced by Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, U.S. Right-Wing

By |July 25th, 2011|

Oh, the inconvenience of facts when met with ugly reality. Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer are cited in today's New York Times story: Marc Sageman, a former C.I.A. officer and a consultant on terrorism, said it would be unfair to attribute Mr. Breivik's violence to the writers who helped shape his [...]

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Obama’s Lost Moon Shot on Energy

By |July 20th, 2011|

"... We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that [...]

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Murdoch Global Sleaze Machine Continues to Unravel

By |July 11th, 2011|

... Whether or not the Mirror's claims are verified, the allegations may raise the volume on questions about the editorial judgment and ethics employed by Murdoch titles in the U.S. "The News of the World has lots of reporters at any given time on the ground in the U.S.," Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff tells CBS [...]

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Somali Interrogated for 2 Months on Navy Ship

By |July 6th, 2011|

Interesting development and troubling. Being interrogated secretly for two months on a U.S. Navy ship seems a little fishy to me. The U.S. military captured a Somali terrorism suspect in the Gulf of Aden in April and interrogated him for more than two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship before flying him this week to [...]

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Senators Merkeley & Udall: ‘Let’s Not Linger in Afghanistan’

By |July 5th, 2011|

As a liberal who supported Pres. Obama's Afghanistan plan when he first began it, I simply do not understand how anyone can support it today, at least not when judging what's in U.S. interests. From their New York Times op-ed today: Nineteen months ago the president announced the surge strategy in hopes of stabilizing Afghanistan [...]

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‘1776’ John Adams: One Useless Man is Called a Disgrace; Two are Called a Law Firm; Three or More Become a Congress

By |July 4th, 2011|

... Lincoln saw an unresolvable tension between the Constitution of a democratic republic and the policies of aggrandizement and intemperate self-interest that lead from the manners of freedom to the slavish love of power. He spoke of the difference between the work of establishing a constitutional republic and the longer task of maintaining it. But [...]

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