Monthly Archives: August 2011

What the Boehner-Obama speechgate flap is really about

Republicans derive a benefit from their base by disrespecting the president.

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A noun, a verb and 9/11: Lawrence O’Donnell rewrites Rudy Giuliani

Required viewing ahead of the 9/11 anniversary, as Rudy Giuliani ramps up his 9/11 industry … again… Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy And …

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In which I appear in the same broadcast as Brian Williams

When I was growing up, my mother watched the broadcast network news every single night, bouncing back and forth between Walter Cronkite and then after junior high school, Dan Rather on CBS, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and occasionally … Continue reading

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(Video) In his book, Cheney still usurping Bush’s authority

George W. Bush says he authorized the military to shoot down passenger planes on 9/11, and that he was the “decider” on invading Iraq. Dick Cheney begs to differ…

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Romney clarifies: California manse being DOUBLED, not quadrupled

So much for Mitt Romney being an out of touch patrician…

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Michele Bachmann and God’s awkward sense of humor

Wait, God jokes about hurricanes being his condemnation of government spending?

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Rick Perry to confab with Glenn Beck’s faux historian

Rick Perry will spend Saturday meeting with one of his top donors, and a pseudo-historian who took part in 2010′s “Texas schoolbook massacre.” Good times.

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Today’s Herald column: Spence-Jones beats the state attorney (again)

Oops, she did it again. Michelle Spence Jones gets the best of Kathy Rundle, one more time.

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PPP: Obama leads in Wisconsin, Iowa

New Public Policy Poll results out of Wisconsin and Iowa suggest President Obama’s re-election strategy may boil down to not being a Republican.

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Rick Perry passes Mitt Romney, becomes GOP frontrunner

Apparently, the Mittness protection program couldn’t protect Millard Romney’s lead in the polls.

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