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25 June 2010 10:37 PM | Tagged: jeff danziger
 

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25 June 2010 10:37 PM | Tagged: paul krassner
The volcano in Iceland was considered an Act of God.Smoke from the volcano caused countless flights to be canceled.The Rolling Stone correspondent was stuck in Afghanistan.Embedded there, he hung around with talkative drinkers.They revealed stuff while forgetting it was being told to a reporter.He wrote in his article what they had said.The fact checkers verified those statements.The article was

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25 June 2010 10:37 PM | Tagged: franklin delano roosevelt
Members of Congress finished ironing out their differences on Wall Street reform last night, and the resulting bill deserves unequivocal support from progressives and conservatives alike.But while the final package is a necessary first step to overhauling the nation's out-of-control financial sector, it will do very little to change the destructive status quo on Wall Street.The bill is a good fir

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25 June 2010 10:17 PM | Tagged: christopher van hollen
The Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 that Americans need to stop being such sissies.Clarence Thomas dissented.Of course, they couched their ruling in legalese, and in response to a case (Doe v.Reed) that was ostensibly about some citizens' privacy vs.other citizens' right to know who was involved in policy decisions that would impact the entire community. But it was really about a group of sissies.Spe

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25 June 2010 10:17 PM | Tagged: senate judiciary committee hearing
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has seemingly spent her life preparing for the center stage she's about to take. The Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate's academic resume is picture perfect.Her political mentors have been invariably well placed.And in the seven weeks of serious scrutiny that have followed her nomination by President Barack Obama , no serious impediment

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25 June 2010 10:17 PM | Tagged: elena kagan
Top White House officials dismissed efforts to derail the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as ineffectual on Friday, predicting a strong performance from Kagan at her confirmation hearing next week. From the first day of this nomination, it just feels as if we have an opposition in search of a rationale, David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Obama, said of Kagan's critics.

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25 June 2010 9:57 PM | Tagged: chuck schumer
It is becoming clearer every day that liberals in Congress, with a few exceptions, do not care a whole lot about Israel.(It's not news that they don't care a whit about the Palestinians.) Think about it.On other foreign policy issues they ask questions, try to discern whether a policy makes sense, and usually choose diplomacy over war.That has been true since the latter days of the Vietnam War (t

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25 June 2010 9:07 PM | Tagged: robert gates
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he considers the incident that forced the ouster of Gen.Stanley McChrystal as an anomaly, not a systemic problem in the U.S military establishment.Speaking at a Pentagon news conference, Gates he didn't feel that McChrystal's published criticism of civilian superiors resulted from any management breakdown or lapse at the Defense Department