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Eleven Years Ago: The Questions the Media Didn't Ask Before We Went to War in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, bushadministration, congress, constitution, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, military, politics, propaganda, republicans )

- 613 days ago -
Just over eleven years ago, President George W. Bush held a widely watched televised press conference, as his self-imposed deadline for launching an invasion of Iraq neared.
Money in Hyping the Generational War Story
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, dishonesty, economy, elderly, ethics, elections, Govtfearmongering, healthcare, lies, Medicare, media, politics, propaganda, republicans, socialsecurity )

- 615 days ago -
At the same time that we are seeing growing support for proposals to increase Social Security benefits it appears that we are witnessing another set of calls for generational warfare.
When Hope Turns Rancid: LBJ and Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, candidates, congress, democrats, dishonesty, elections, ethics, freedoms, government, healthcare, housing, media, military, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, socialsecurity, SupremeCourt, troops, usa )

- 617 days ago -
Both presidents betrayed initial popular optimism; only public protest can reverse the corrosive effects.
The CIA's Dark Shadow in America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, spying on Americans, CIA< rights, elections, usa, news )

- 622 days ago -
The CIA has concealed unspeakable horrors abroad. Increasingly they are casting darkness at home.
Headline Writers Must Have Worked Overtime On New ABC News/Washington Post Poll
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, polls, media, elections, candidates, congress, government, propaganda, republicans, ethics, dishonesty, economy, politics, democrats )

- 623 days ago -
James Carville called me early this morning to talk about the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, reported under the banner, "Poll: Democrats' advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-election edge."
Rick Santorum to GOP: Sell the Anti-LGBT 'Far-Right' Agenda By Talking Like the Pope (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, Rick Santorum, hypocrisy, government, dishonesty, ethics, corruption, elections, propaganda, lies, news, politics, media )

- 624 days ago -
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday advised Republicans that it would be easier to oppose equal rights for LGBT people,roll back reproductive rights for women, and cut the social safety net if they adopted the rhetoric of Pope
Disastrous State of Conservative Movement on Full Display at CPAC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CPAC, radical right, usa, propaganda, politics, republicans, ethics, elections, u.s., news )

- 625 days ago -
Party leaders stay focused on appealing to their rabid Christian evangelical base, at the expense of the majority of the public.
Bernie Sanders: "I Am Prepared To Run for President of the United States"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, elections, freedoms, government, healthcare, healthcare, housing, Independent candidate, goodnews, politics, Senator Bernie Sanders )

- 626 days ago -
Bernie Sanders says he is "prepared to run for president of the United States." That's not a formal announcement. A lot can change between now and 2016, and the populist senator from Vermont bristles at the whole notion of a permanent campaign.
Bernie Sanders: 'I Am Prepared to Run for President of the United States'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Vermont, POTUS, campaigning, independents, elections, interview with The Nation )

- 627 days ago -
"I think there is profound disgust among the American people for the conventional political process and the never-ending campaigns. If I run, my job is to help bring together the kind of coalition that can win--that can transform politics."
Duelling U.S. Budgets Herald Showdown Over Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, politics, congress, u.s., poverty, war on poverty, news, elections, ethics )

- 629 days ago -
U.S. President Barack Obama released a 3.9-trillion-dollar budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, shaping an ideological battle over the role of government in reducing poverty that will likely define the coming election year.
Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u.s., usa, americans, U.S.A., ethics, government, Govtfearmongering, democrats, republicans, dishonesty, elections, corruption, freedoms, healthcare, supremecourt, candidates, cover-up, propaganda, constitution, congress, representatives, president, lies )

- 635 days ago -
"The proposed 875-mile Keystone XL pipeline will bring massive industrial pollution and waste to fragile wildlife habitats from Canada to the Gulf. The majestic Whooping Crane, with fewer than 500 surviving in the wild, is at particular risk."PLEASE SIGN
The Republican Party's Talent Gap
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, talent, intelligence, politics, government, democrats, republicans, elections, candidates )

- 638 days ago -
The GOP doesn't have enough smart people working on its campaigns, and those who do are playing out of position. Republicans who run campaigns gripe they lose races because of candidates and ideology.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer Presses Texas Gov. Perry on Ted Nugent's 'Vile' 'Disgusting' Comments (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CNN, Rick Perry, Ted Nugent, Greg Abbott, Americans, media, corruption, candidates, ethics, elections, politics, republicans )

- 640 days ago -
Appearing on CNN's The Situation Room, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was pressed repeatedly by host Wolf Blitzer to condemn the comments made by musician Ted Nugent calling President Obama a 'subhuman mongrel'.
Joe Scarborough Headed To GOP Conference Fueling Presidential Bid Speculation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, elections, republicans, politics, candidates )

- 641 days ago -
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough, is planning a trip to New Hampshire next month to speak at a gathering of Republicans, fueling rumors he is indeed mulling a presidential bid, The Daily Caller reported.
Here Come the Crazy Clinton Conspiracies of the 1990s
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bill and Hillary, politics, government, ethics, republicans, dishonesty, propaganda, elections, lies )

- 641 days ago -
For those who lived through the conservative get-Clinton madness that culminated in Clinton's impeachment (and acquittal), this may seem like a bad acid flashback. The number of false charges hurled in the 1990s at the Clintons could fill a book.

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