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Nixon Was Far Worse Than We Thought

Posted by Bernstein & Woodward, Wash Post On June - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Bernstein & Woodward, Wash PostAs Sen. Sam Ervin completed his 20-year Senate career in 1974 and issued his final report as chairman of the Senate Watergate committee, he posed the question: "What was Watergate?"Countless a… read more

Dems and GOP Blast White House Over Leaks

Posted by Reid Epstein, Politico On June - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Reid Epstein, Politico'We need to legislate and we need to do things quickly,' Dianne Feinstein said. read more

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House is denying claims from Republican Sen. John McCain that it orchestrated leaks of classified information to news… read more

Obama the Fallen Superhero

Posted by Maureen Dowd, New York Times On June - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Maureen Dowd, New York TimesON Friday night, the nation's capital was under a tornado watch. And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week.As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national se… read more

Charles Ferguson: Understanding Pay-To-Play Academics

Posted by Charles Ferguson On May - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Over the last thirty years, in parallel with deregulation and the rising power of money in American politics, significant portions of American academia have deteriorated into "pay to play" activities. No where is this more pronounced than in the realm of economics. read more

White House Visitor Logs Show Extent Of Lobbyist Access

Posted by The Washington Post On May - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Before 9 a.m., a group of lobbyists began showing up at the White House security gates with the chief executives of their companies, all of… read more

The 162-year-old border war between Missouri and Kansas heated up again this week as Show Me State lawmakers voted three times to ban a Kansas… read more

DENVER — Supporters of traditional marriage rallied at the Colorado Capitol as tensions remained high one day after state Republicans rejected civil unions legislation. Dozens… read more

Today the House is planning to take up H.Res.568 — a resolution that shifts the U.S. redline for war with Iran — on a suspension vote. There has not been a single hearing on this measure and no debate about its very serious implications. read more

Military-Crippling Sequester Must Be Stopped

Posted by Reps. McKeon & Ryan, RCP On May - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Reps. McKeon & Ryan, RCPLast year, as the federal government approached a limit on how much it could legally borrow, the Obama administration asked Congress to rubber-stamp an increase in the government's borrowing authority without any spend… read more

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Anti-abortion group says Obama White House screens unborn babies

The National Right to Life Committee cried foul on Tuesday after it obtained an email from an Obama administration aide asking future White Hou… read more


O’Keefe Evades Criminal Subpoena

Posted by Hampton-North Hampton Patch On May - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Conservative activist James O’Keefe spoke to a packed house of Seacoast Republicans Sunday not in person, but rather on streaming video because stepping foot in… read more

Europe’s Gathering Economic Storm

Posted by David Ignatius, Washington Post On April - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

David Ignatius, Washington PostWASHINGTON — With Socialist leader Francois Hollande likely to become the next president of France, Europe's hot populist anger is about to confront the cold austerity measures required by the eurozone, with a pred… read more

Marco Rubio Holds Meeting With Democrats

Posted by Elise Foley On April - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON — In a sign that Democrats may consider getting on board with Sen. Marco Rubio’s Dream Act-style legislation, three leading Latino members of Congress… read more

Steve Clemons: Romney Ups his Foreign Policy Stock Valuation

Posted by Steve Clemons On April - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Last night I joined Rachel Maddow to talk about Mitt Romney’s evolving views on Afghanistan.  At various times, Romney has said we needed to get… read more

America’s Most Indecent Race Mongers

Posted by Harry Stein, They'll Call It Racist On April - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Harry Stein, They’ll Call It RacistThey'll Call It RacistA no-brainer. Who else rushes so eagerly to exploit and worsen every inflammatory racial situation going? Who else"”after the notorious Tawana Brawley hoax (in which … read more

If a Recession Is Coming, Why Are Stocks Up?

Posted by Gary Shilling, Bloomberg On April - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Gary Shilling, BloombergI have explained why I believe there may be a U.S. recession this year, spurred by renewed consumer retrenchment amid further declines in house prices, stagnant incomes and uncertain job prospects. So why are investors continui… read more

After Delays, Edwards Trial Set To Begin

Posted by AP On April - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

GREENSBORO, N.C. — After years of investigation, denials and delays, jury selection was set to begin Thursday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidate… read more

Edward DeMarco is the beleaguered bureaucrat in charge of an agency called the FHFA. And because the FHFA is now managing Fannie Mae and Freddie… read more

For all of its good intentions in 1978, FISA has since been thrust into dangerous, uncharted territory, morphing into a vehicle of unintended consequences. read more

Paul Ryan: President Barack Obama "has doubled the size of government since he took office."

Posted by Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On April - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Paul Ryan says Barack Obama ‘has doubled the size of government since he took office’

On his congressional website, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., makes a striking claim that President Obama has doubled the size o… read more


PHOTO: Obama Signals What Inspires Bo On Easter

Posted by Elyse Siegel On April - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

First dog Bo Obama takes his inspiration from the Easter Bunny, according to President Barack Obama’s campaign. Below, a tweet from @barackobama on Sunday and… read more

Romney Faces Stark Challenges With Women

Posted by AP On April - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is starting to hone his appeal to female voters, acutely aware as he turns to the general election that he has… read more

Robert Reich: Whose Recovery?

Posted by Robert Reich On March - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The economy grew at a 3 percent annual rate last quarter. Personal income also jumped. Americans raked in over $13 trillion. Yet it’s almost a certainty that all the gains went to the top 10 percent, and the lion’s share to the top 1 percent. read more
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