Americans Blame Bush & Wall Street for Economy

By |June 30th, 2011|

Pres. Obama has a lot more power and room to push Republicans than he's using. But Obama isn't seen as most responsible for the bad economy, with just eight percent of Americans saying his administration is most to blame. Of those surveyed, 26 percent still say the Bush administration is most to blame for the [...]

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Scrutiny on Bachmann Isn’t What Obama Faced

By |June 28th, 2011|

Politico has a piece today on Bachmann's thin legislative record. Fair enough to cover, but let's not pretend such things weren't overlooked for the boys. When George W. Bush ran for president, not only was his abysmal business record shrugged off, but the traditional press didn't pay any attention at all regarding Bush's very iffy [...]

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Pres. Obama’s Idea of Negotiating

By |June 28th, 2011|

The White House, seeking an agreement to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Aug. 2, on Monday said it would not insist that any deal include an end to former President George W. Bush's controversial tax rates on the wealthy. [...] The White House said the president is pushing the GOP to agree [...]

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The Great Equivocator

By |June 26th, 2011|

With each equivocation, the man in the Oval Office shields his identity and cloaks who the real Barack Obama is. - Maureen Dowd In a dead on devastating piece, I still have to say... Come come, Ms. Dowd, surely you jest. Barack Obama is The Great Equivocator. It's who he is. Nate Silver provides important [...]

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Obama Loses Dems as Reports of Gadhafi Assassination Plan Surface **UPDATED**

By |June 24th, 2011|

From Josh Rogin, a statement from the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce (update, 6.25.11): The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce call on Congress and the President to immediately end our war in Libya. The US has been engaged in hostilities for over 90 days without congressional approval, which [...]

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Obama’s Afghanistan Pitch Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

By |June 22nd, 2011|

ThinkProgress has assembled the following graph showing that if the reductions are carried out as planned, the United States would still have far more troops in Afghanistan than it did when Obama came into office and more than at any point during former president George W. Bush's administration... - Think Progress At the end of [...]

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Comes a Worrisome ‘Gentleman’ Candidate

By |June 22nd, 2011|

If anything, it's McCain and Graham who are nurturing a rebirth of isolationism by going for the easy insult. Isolationism is an actual doctrine, with a rich and complicated intellectual history on the left and the right. It is not an adjective that can be accurately applied to anyone who disagrees with a specific course [...]

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Kennebunkport Republicans Choose Huntsman

By |June 20th, 2011|

Tomorrow from Jon Huntsman Jr. on Vimeo. Mark Halperin is the Republican establishment's most accurate weathervane: This is the first, but by no means the last, of eye-catching endorsements Huntsman will get from the GOP Establishment, including many with ties to Ronald Reagan and Bushes 41 and 43. Gray's endorsement will be a semiotic dog [...]

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E. J. Dionne’s Nostalgia for Bush Meets Enemies List

By |June 16th, 2011|

A former senior C.I.A. official says that officials in the Bush White House sought damaging personal information on a prominent American critic of the Iraq war in order to discredit him. Glenn L. Carle, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer who was a top counterterrorism official during the administration of President George W. Bush, said [...]

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New York Times: Pakistan Arrests CIA Bin Laden Informants

By |June 15th, 2011|

With friends like these... Pakistan's top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials. Pakistan's detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army [...]

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