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Sacrifice, GOP Style
W. E. Smith Professor of History, Miami University in Oxford, ...
People reacted to it badly. And not just ordinary people, but lots and lots of Republicans. Paul Ryan called Trump's attacks
Trump's Standard Conservative Playbook
Iraq War Veteran, Chairman VoteVets.org
To all those candidates losing their minds and expressing outrage at Donald Trump now - where were you then? Donald Trump's comments are sickening. But, so is the putrid selective outrage being displayed by his competitors in the primary.
American Politicians Used To Have Some Pretty Incredible Names
Dayana Morales Gomez
A Republican with a biblical first name, Root got his political start in the executive branch and eventually served as secretary
Obama Will Not Renominate Judge For District Court
It's over for Michael Boggs. Like, really over.
It's Official: Obama Won't Renominate Michael Boggs
They continued, "Throughout the process, Judge Boggs has exhibited enormous restraint and the temperament expected of a jurist
Republicans Argue Torture Helped America
"I suppose that’s possible, perhaps likely," McCain said. "But that doesn’t mean we will be telling the world something it
Saxby Chambliss: CIA Interrogation Tactics Helped Get Osama Bin Laden
By Reuters, Reuters
The revelation prompted two Democratic senators to call for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan, who took over the
Senators Admit Leaving Classified Briefing On Bergdahl Early
Obama administration officials held a closed-door, classified briefing on Wednesday in which they spent more than two hours detailing to senators the trade of five senior Taliban leaders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but many lawmakers decided to leave early.
Senators Admit Leaving Classified Briefing On Bowe Bergdahl Early
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who criticized President Barack Obama for breaking the law, skipped the briefing entirely. Sen. John
Top Intel Committee Republican Eyes CIA Special Investigator
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To Revive The Carter Name, The Former President's Grandson Distances Himself From It
For Jason Carter's purposes, his grandfather's history could resonate negatively only with a shrinking minority of voters
Obama Sparks All-Out Revolt Over Socially Conservative Judicial Nominee
Still, the trade-off for the White House is that the deal allows some Georgia nominees to move forward after years of going
Good News for Women -- It's an Election Year
Martha Burk, Ph.D.
Gender pay equity expert, Money Editor, Ms. Magazine, fmr Chai...
Love it or hate it, we're in a brand new election year. What with the lowest rating for Congress in history and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, this may seem like less than the greatest news. But women ought to be pretty enthusiastic.
President Obama's Disappointing Georgia Judicial Nominees
Rev. Leslie Watson Malachi
Director of African American Religious Affairs, People For the...
Elsewhere in the country, President Obama has been very intentional about nominating diverse pools of qualified nominees, in an effort to have our federal courts reflect the people whom they serve. The Georgia slate is a troubling outlier.
Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Against Critical Review
Senate Republicans Swing Their Support Behind Budget Deal
"Sometimes the answer has to be yes," Hatch said. "The reality is that Republicans only control one-half of one-third of
Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards
, Guest Writer
More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.
Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice
Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.
GOP Congressman: 'I'm Stuck Here Making $172,000'
The National Review also noted that Gingrey's net worth is at least $3 million. That total falls short of CQ Roll Call's
Saxby Chambliss: Obama Fumbled 'Red Line' Remarks Because He Didn't Have A Teleprompter
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) criticized President Barack Obama's remarks on drawing a "red line" over the use of chemical
The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring
Freelance writer, storyteller and journalist
We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.
Glenn Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance?
Independent, weekday news hour, anchored by award-winning jour...
Today Democracy Now! gives Greenwald a chance to respond to these developments. "Nobody has ever questioned or disputed that
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'
"I can only imagine what it would have taken while I was in government in terms of the stack of evidence it would require
Obama Open To Surveillance Program Changes, Lawmakers Say
By Reuters, Reuters
WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday told lawmakers he is open to changing controversial surveillance
Saxby Chambliss: GOP 'Got Our Butts Kicked' In Earlier Government Shutdowns
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) advised Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that shutting down the government in an effort to
Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss Economic Reform: Report
At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward
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