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Birther Movement: The Arkansas Project of 2011

(27) Comments | Posted April 27, 2011 | 10:21 AM

Reasonable people will hope that the President's release of his long-form birth certificate will put an end to the antics of the bizarro-Quixotic birthers.

But those hopes will be dashed, because the birther movement is the Arkansas Project of 2011.

The intent of both is the same: paint a...

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Obama's Mission: Make Boehner Cry

(8) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 4:38 PM

People wondered if Piers Morgan was going to make Oprah cry last Monday night. But the real question is whether Barack Obama will bring tears to the eyes of John Boehner during Tuesday's SOTU.

SOTU, of course, is shorthand for State of the Union message, but this year it could...

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Give Bipartisanship A Chance

(17) Comments | Posted October 24, 2010 | 4:33 AM

An imagined speech by President Barack Obama, delivered November 4, 2010

Two years ago tonight, you voted for change, and I accepted the responsibility of leading America on a new path, and in joining with you in the work of remaking this nation.

Two days ago, you sent a message,...

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What's Behind the Attack on Michelle Obama

(375) Comments | Posted August 8, 2010 | 3:31 AM

The First Lady has been subject to vicious attack by Republicans over her travel costs and her use of governmental aircraft, despite the fact that she has paid for a substantial portion of it herself.

Michelle Obama in 2010? No, Hillary Clinton in 2000. In March of that year, a...

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The White House Correspondents Dinner Obamalogue

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 7:15 PM

The following is most definitely NOT a transcript of President Obama's monologue before the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night...

Do we have any folks from Arizona here?

Let me see your papers.


Where's Carl Levin?

Carl. Who do you think you...

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President Obama To America: "I See You"

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 4:06 PM

In some of his speeches over the past decade, to illustrate the importance of recognizing our common humanity, former President Bill Clinton has spoken of the people who live north of Nelson Mandela's home in Africa and how they greet one another not with a "hello," but the phrase, "I...

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Senator Lieberman: The Joe I Know

(91) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 12:35 PM

As someone who worked for Joe Lieberman for more than 17 years, I'm often asked these days, "What's wrong with your old boss?" Even some fellow former "Lieberstaffers" have been privately critical of his recent actions on health care reform and worried about the effect on his legacy.

I understand...

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Webcam Of Shame

(2) Comments | Posted November 26, 2009 | 11:50 AM

The subject line on the email from the charity CARE was nothing if not eye-catching: "25,000 will die this Thanksgiving."

So I did what they wanted -- I clicked the message open and learned that the figure refers to how many men, women and children perish from malnutrition...

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