Monday, March 30, 2015
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U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Republicans Feeling Heat Over Iran Letter Express Some Regrets

Senate Republicans are beginning to realize what a big mistake they made.

March 13, 2015
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McConnell’s Move To Avert Shutdown Cheers Vulnerable Senators Up In 2016

Dodging a damaging shutdown would be a big win for GOP Senators on the ballot in 2016.

February 26, 2015
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Adelson Presidential Endorsement ‘A Year Away,’ Aide Says

The Adelson primary is already well under way.

February 19, 2015
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Changing Of The Guard On Oversight Panels

Is Congress still capable of bipartisan oversight?

February 16, 2015
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Boehner Says Obama’s Military Authorization Request Falls Short

Congressional Republicans are taking aim at President Obama’s request to authorize war against ISIS.

February 16, 2015
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Senate Panel Advances Obama’s Pentagon Nominee Carter

Ashton Carter is one step closer to becoming secretary of defense.

February 10, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: The ‘Obama Is A Muslim’ Song!

Victoria Jackson writes a song, Bryan Fischer gets fired, and so much more.

January 30, 2015
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GOP Senators Seek To Put Focus Back On VA Scandal

A group of Republican senators is trying to bring the VA scandal back to the spotlight.

January 29, 2015
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Administration: Few Guantanamo Detainees Turn To Terrorism After Release

Are Republicans overstating the dangers of releasing detainees from Guantanamo?

January 14, 2015
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Weekend Reader: ‘Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History Of Americans At War’

Senator John McCain and Mark Salter examine war as it was lived, fought, and endured on the ground.

January 3, 2015
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Report’s Release Strengthens U.S. Security And Stature, McCain Says

At least one prominent Republican backs Democrats’ decision to release the CIA torture report.

December 9, 2014
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Why I’m (Still) Thankful For President Obama

Yes, he makes mistakes, and he has flaws — but Barack Obama’s achievements, temperament, and persistence are worthy of thanks.

November 27, 2014
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Conservatives Tell GOP: Look Past Obama Order On Immigration

Not all Republicans think that the party should be the part of mass deportation.

November 19, 2014
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Republicans Pave The Way To All-White Future

The GOP’s xenophobic wing has won. Now what?

October 17, 2014
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ISIS: Republican Reaction To Obama Speech Reveals Much — About Them

Within minutes after President Obama concluded his strong and sensible address explaining how he intends to destroy ISIS, the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization, Republicans popped up on television like political snipers. He should have kept a “residual force” in Iraq, complained Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and he is to blame for ISIS advances. He […]

September 11, 2014
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Republicans Skeptical Of Obama Border Request

Washington (AFP) – Senior U.S. Republicans expressed skepticism Sunday about President Barack Obama’s emergency funding request to stem the surge of children from Central America, saying it doesn’t focus enough on border security. U.S. authorities have detained some 57,000 unaccompanied minors since October, twice the number from the same period a year ago, sparking a […]

July 14, 2014
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Back To Iraq?

June 23, 2014
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Welcome Back To Reality, Neocons

Here’s an amazing fact that most of the Chicken Little rhetoric about the crisis in Iraq fails to take into account: The city of Mosul, population 1.5 million, fell to ISIS insurgents because two divisions of Iraq’s army (30,000 soldiers) shed their uniforms, abandoned their weapons, and fled from 800 Sunni religious extremists in pickup […]

June 18, 2014
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5 Iraq ‘Experts’ (Who Are Always Wrong About Iraq)

American pundits have an unusual profession; it is one of the only careers in which repeated, catastrophic, and humiliating failures seem to do nothing to prevent one from continuing to find work. Just ask Dick Morris. The media’s tendency to forgive blown predictions and provide airtime and column inches to guests with little to no […]

June 17, 2014
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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal To Fix VA ‘Crisis’

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving veterans’ health care in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments. Senators Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent and chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and […]

June 5, 2014
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In Bergdahl Case, ‘Conservatives’ Ignore Basic American Principles

What the Bowe Bergdahl saga demonstrates beyond question – to anyone who still nurtured any doubt – is that the Republican right will junk just about any basic American value to satisfy its hatred of Barack Obama. Fair play, due process, respect for families and the military: To most if not all so-called conservatives, none […]

June 5, 2014
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Right-Wing Hypocrites Demand Obama Secure Bergdahl’s Release… Until He Does

You’ve got to hand it to American conservatives. They may not be rational, but at least they’re consistent. They can kick, scream and clamor for something with relentless fervor… until President Obama does it, in which case it becomes the epitome of evil and irresponsibility. The recent release of the last known American prisoner of […]

June 4, 2014
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Obama’s Pick To Head Health And Human Services Draws GOP Support

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of my objections to Obamacare, […]

May 8, 2014
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Ukraine Crisis Is Too Complicated For The Sunday Shows

First comes the melodrama, next comes the killing. Good vs. evil, suffering innocents vs. swaggering bullies, heroes vs. villains. The “Two Minutes Hate,” Orwell called it — the way of the world since the invention of mass media. So it is during the current political crisis in the Ukraine. In the U.S. media, the identity […]

April 30, 2014
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GOP Senators Call For Joint Select Committee To Investigate Benghazi (Again)

Just days after House Democrats demanded an end to the House Oversight Committee’s “partisan investigation” into the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, three Republican senators requested a new inquiry into the incident. “We are once again calling for the appointment of a Joint Select Committee to investigate the terrorist attacks […]

March 31, 2014