Iran-Contra

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Rep. Ilhan Omar took on Elliott Abrams, U.S. special envoy to Venezuela, for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Politics
Unlike Donald Trump, I don't use my charity to "support myself." So, you just made that up. ~~~~~~~~~~ I should not have
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There's something darkly instructive about Chelsea Manning's attempted suicide just a day after the FBI announced that it would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton.
The WorldPost
The National Review’s headlines might lead one to believe that we are at war. In the common struggle against the single enemy
Religion
What can I do to express my outrage for the patients who burned in their beds and the doctors and nurses and staff who died practicing medicine in a town I'd never even heard of before last week?
Politics
Many commentators greeted the agreement with deep skepticism. They dismissed the two years of negotiations with a single assertion: the deal should be rejected because the other side cannot be trusted. Some of these naysayers are right. There is reason to doubt whether the United States can be trusted.
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Crack in the System's goal is simply to dig deeper, supply more facts, and provide the definitive story. We accomplished this by interviewing several individuals never seen on camera before speaking about the realities of their involvement with the reach of the contra scandal and cocaine epidemic.
Entertainment
It's the rare journalism movie that gets it right when it comes to depicting the day-to-day on a daily newspaper.
Politics
Let's see if I can remember this correctly: Ronald Reagan not only agreed to pay ransom for 66 Americans being held hostage in the Mideast (Iran).
Politics
Aside from the various economic and political similarities faced by both leaders, there's one thing that critics fail to remember when evaluating the current president: Obama's uncanny ability to emulate Ronald Regan.
Politics
Aside from the intriguing clues to Robert Gates' probable role in constructing a false picture of the Iranian nuclear danger, Porter's book is essential reading for all Americans wary of manufactured paths to war that have become a major theme in U.S. foreign relations after World War II.
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As I accurately predicted last month, Obama was set to have a pretty good January -- and he did. To be fair, in absolute terms, this still is pretty dismal territory for Obama's polling. If you don't count the previous two months, Obama's January numbers would be the worst of his entire presidency.
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Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly may have simply understood from conversations what Christie wanted to happen, or
Politics
When corporations and administrations get in a fix, conventional wisdom is to pat down the negatives. (Rarely do they leverage them, but that's another story.) And if they're listening to crisis counselors, the other imperative is to get ahead of the bad news.
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Given his current political fortunes, Obama should welcome anything that makes him seem like Reagan, but the truth of the
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Let's return to the democratic values our country was founded on and stop penalizing the Dixie Chicks for preserving their belief, however unpopular at the time, that the Iraq War and the violence it caused was un-American.
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The news this week about the DOJ looking at the phone logs of journalists covering the White House, and of the IRS scrutinizing the tax returns of various right-wing groups, is bad for the Obama administration. They are also much more likely to stick than the Benghazi story.