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$400 Million and the Coming War With Iran

The Telegraph: President George W Bush requested and received funding of $400 million (£200 million) for the plan after he made a secret appeal to Congressional leaders last year. The money is likely to be used for operations carried out … Continue reading

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Tim Russert Dies at 58

MSNBC: Tim Russert, NBC News€™ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of €œMeet the Press,€ died Friday after a sudden heart attack at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58. Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday€™s €œMeet the … Continue reading

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Who Will Be The New Congressional Democratic Lions?

I hate to bring up such a sad subject at such a tough time but, considering times don’t appear headed for wild wonderfulness any year soon and the subject’s too important to ignore, here goes: With the hospitalizations of two … Continue reading

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Are We At The Eve Of “Over”?

According to Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s Countdown Monday night, Hillary Clinton is giving every signal of suspending her campaign today, as the final two Democratic primaries play out. However, it should also be noted that a suspended campaign can be … Continue reading

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Watching The DNC Rules Committee At Work

I’m not certain quite the purpose for showing the inner workings of the Democrats’ Rules Committee as they wrestle with the issue of delegates and super delegates in contested states Florida and Michigan. On the one hand, I think it’s … Continue reading

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Beat The Press: Play The Political Junkie 2008 Presidential Trivia Contest

I have such confidence in you that I’ll bet my best cup of coffee that you’ll score higher than a Dana Milbank or a David Sirota on this trivia challenge at The Week Behind. I won’t say you’ll score better … Continue reading

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McCain VP Possibility Charlie Crist, Gov of Florida, Has Sex Tape Surface

The more moral the Republican, the deeper the kink and the more likely (ick) there is video evidence. Jeb Bush, the president’s brother whom Crist replaced as the GOP governor of the state, was fortunately too fat to allow video … Continue reading

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DNC: Will Democratic Race End Soon?

Well, this is the weekend the Rules Committee of the Democratic National Convention meets to hammer out what’s happening with delegates and super delegates, Florida and Michigan primary votes and what to do with them, et al. Both DNC chair … Continue reading

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The Right “Puzzled” By McClellan’s Criticism

You know, I wasn’t inclined to pay much attention to fomer White House spokesman Scott McClellan’s new book about his tenure beginning soon after our dance of death began in Iraq. As McClellan took the job, we heard a lot … Continue reading

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What The (Bleep) Is Wrong With Lieberman, Installment #9284

Now, to be fair, it’s never taken all that damned much to get Connecticut Senator (formerly Dem, now independently installed up the butt of the Bush/McCainies) Joe Lieberman to wander off the reservation. And whenever he wanders, it reminds you … Continue reading

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The War That Opposes Al Jazeera More Than Osama Bin Laden

I don’t know whether you caught it here or elsewhere last week, but we’ve lowered the jackpot someone gets who snitches and leads to the death (wanna bet?) or capture (right, uh huh) of Osama bin Laden. But here in … Continue reading

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Your Take On HBO’s “Recount”?

Though I was nursing a miserable stomach flu that had me using my DVR to catch spots I missed in rushing to worship the porcelain goddess, I saw rapt through HBO’s “Recount”. As honest as it was (and I thought … Continue reading

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Reflections On This Memorial Day Weekend

Hopefully, most of us realize that the Memorial Day many will celebrate this long weekend indeed stands in memory of something: soldiers dying for a noble cause as designated by our government. Sadly, what does this Memorial Day tell us … Continue reading

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OpEd Pages Dominated By Fat, Old White Men – But Here’s What Is Not Rich

Since it’s the Sunday of a long holiday weekend (though fewer and fewer Americans have jobs that a) pay anything as “fluffy” as holiday pay, b) where just one paycheck gets them by, so even if their other three jobs … Continue reading

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Catch HBO’s “Recount” Sunday Night

Just in time to make us (appropriately) very worried about November’s presidential vote comes the star-studded HBO docu-comedy-drama “Recount” about the Bush v. Gore 2000 Florida contest. HBO airs it tomorrow (Sunday) at 9 PM EDT. Just the Laura Dern-as-Katherine-Harris … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton And The RFK Assassination Reference

Is it just me or is this issue being blown out of all possible proportion? As Time and some other media outlets note, Hillary has referenced the June candidate selection before using her husband’s ’92 selection as candidate and the … Continue reading

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Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?

Another reason to be ashamed of my gender.

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Republicans Decree Iraq Surge “Worked Beautifully”, No One Challenges

Have you noticed? Despite how obvious it was that the Pentagon and the Bush Administration, in their most recent assessment of Bush’s big escalation of war in early 2007, were lying about how “peachy” the situation in Iraq is, all … Continue reading

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Speaking of John McCain’s Free & Easy Ride In The Media

First, the mainstream media joined the tighty-righties in villifying Barack Obama for about three minutes worth of comments given by his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, over the decades in which the men knew one another while simultaneously, they paid … Continue reading

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This Is How Bad It Gets, When Media Casually Admits They Give McCain An Easy Time

The so-called left wing doesn’t have to make charges that the mainstream media is taking it very easy on Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain, compared with his Democratic Party challengers, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Lefties don’t have to … Continue reading

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