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Who's The Jack Murtha For Torture Investigations?

(5) Comments | Posted May 18, 2009 | 4:50 PM

Originally posted at

Sitting in the airport Friday afternoon, I couldn't believe what I saw on CNN: the entire narrative about torture had been yoked by Republicans - and re-directed at Nancy Pelosi. Frankly, it's probably the first big political success Republicans have had since January. Blatantly dishonest,...

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Don't Play Politics For Joe

(77) Comments | Posted November 16, 2008 | 4:30 PM

Tomorrow, Democrats will vote on whether Joe Lieberman should remain chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs - the Senate's major good-government investigative body.

The case for removing Joe is sober and obvious. But keeping Joe as chair requires resorting to the type of political...

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Obama Continues Fox News Pushback

(2682) Comments | Posted October 27, 2008 | 6:44 PM

Cross-posted at

The fight to expose Fox News continues.

A couple weeks ago, I listed three examples of Obama or his surrogates explicitly calling out Fox News for their blatant conservative bias. Obama himself told the New York Times that Fox's disinformation is likely costing him...

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Bill Clinton: Current Crisis Proposal "Not Sufficient"

(52) Comments | Posted September 23, 2008 | 4:57 PM

Crossposted at

Monday evening I had the privilege to attend a meeting held in New York City for a small group of progressive bloggers by former President Clinton, ostensibly about the work of the Clinton Global Initiative.

But on the eve of the...

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Prof. Lessing: The "democracy crisis" isn't our biggest problem, it's our first problem. #

- Josh Orton, tweeted July 19, 2008


Construction of light rail blocks convention center doors. Irony lives. #

- Josh Orton, tweeted July 18, 2008


I think Sam Seder is wearing the same shorts he wore yesterday. #

- Josh Orton, tweeted July 17, 2008

Loving The Softer Side Of Those Ruining Your Country At The WH Correspondents Dinner

(29) Comments | Posted May 1, 2006 | 4:01 PM

At first, I had high hopes for my first White House Correspondents Dinner: big room full of powerful people, all of them setting political rancor aside to eat together and laugh. Plus Stephen Colbert. And a free 3-course meal.

The proceedings began well. On my way into the Washington...

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