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Jeb Bush Has Eyes On White House

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush has long resisted pressure from supporters to run for president. Now the former Florida governor is signaling that he's at leas...

Is the War on Terror Worth the Price?

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

When one considers how completely out of whack our defense budget is in the post 9/11 age of perpetual war, the cuts will still leave us with a military budget that dwarfs all other countries combined.

Bush, Son Discuss Education At Texas Forum

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his rising-political-star son, George P. Bush, spoke together Tuesday in Texas on education issues, ...

How Bush Sold The Iraq War

MSNBC | Michael Isikoff | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

As the Obama White House vigorously defends its policy of using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists—including in some cases American citizens...

Senate Republicans Take a Stand Against the Public Interest

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It is bizarre that Chuck Hagel, a war hero with a long record of sensible views on the deployment of military power, gets blocked as the president's nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew, steeped in Wall Street greed, sails through as Treasury secretary.

LOOK: Bush Sr. Makes First Post-Hospital Appearance

Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush made his first public outing last weekend after being hospitalized for nearly two months. NBC News' Janet Shamlia...

No Risk for President Obama in Immigration Reform Fight

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's absolutely no risk, only gain, for Obama in taking the point on immigration reform to try and make that happen.

On No Child Left Behind's 11th Anniversary, An Obituary Of Sorts

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Yesterday, No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era big government education law, turned 11. We had a lot more to say about this on the tenth anniversary, but the 11th is worth noting for one simple reason: the law doesn't really exist anymore! At least, not as we knew it.

Bush Sr.'s Condition Worsens

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- A "stubborn" fever that kept former President George H.W. Bush in a hospital over Christmas has gotten worse, and doctors have put him on a...

Bush Still Hospitalized

AP | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay ...

Stubborn Cough, 'Caution' Keep George Bush Sr. In Hospital

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush is improving but remains in a Houston hospital for treatment of a stubborn bronchitis-related cough. Met...

The New Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's going to be pain all around in whatever deal is struck. Most Americans are going to be directly impacted in one way or another by whatever bargain is made between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

LOOK: Presidents Pardon Turkeys!

Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

The presidential turkey pardon is an annual Thanksgiving tradition that takes place at the White House. Cobbler and his alternate, Gobbler, are the...

What Muslim Vote?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Citizenship in this country and the promise to follow its laws is a contract under Islam; therefore, following the laws of the country we live in is a religious mandate for Muslims. So just watch us vote.

Vote for the B-

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

To employ the vernacular used in my day job teaching college students, I give Obama a generous B- grade. Meanwhile, the rapacious capitalist-turned-candidate Romney earns a solid F and makes Obama look quite good in comparison.

Non-Kenyan White Men for Romney

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

If Romney would just commit to granting all of us the same deal that he gets from his hedge fund and capital gains tax breaks and offshore accounts, I might be tempted to join the ranks of terminally shortsighted white males who seemed poised to vote him into office.

Inspired by Richard Schiff....

David Trumble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Trumble

Richard Schiff's description of coronation as being defined by a death of sorts conjured up a lot of images in my head, and as we tilt ever closer to yet another decisive moment in history, it's valuable to ruminated on such things. In other words, it prompted me to draw this, hope you like.

And Our Next President Is...?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

On November 6, voters will go to the polls and cast their ballot for our next President. Because of very powerful astrological events occurring at this time, I predict an even more dramatic and shocking election than the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential contest.

Romney's Cold War Ponzi Scheme

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obama, the naive community organizer, thinks the foreign policy debate is about national security, but Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows that it's always been about maximizing profit.

The Hangover Presidency

Andrew Slack | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Andrew Slack

While it's funny to watch the guys in The Hangoverpiece together a disastrous night, America has far less to laugh about. Piece by piece, Obama has tried to restore a nation hooked on George W. Bush's inebriation to a nation that is sober.

Obama and Romney Capture Numerous Debate Awards

Joseph Bubman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bubman

I watched Tuesday night's presidential debate from La Fortuna, Costa Rica, near the active volcano Arenal. Speaking of good fortune, the absence of a volcanic eruption here was offset by plenty of fireworks during the town hall debate. My awards go to...

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

America needs a period of truth and reconciliation. How can we avoid future wars if we don't understand how consent was manufactured for a war against Iraq?

How to Reduce Our Big Fat Deficit? Romney's Austerity Diet vs. Obama's New Deal 2.0 Work Out

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

When Americans vote this November we are choosing between two plans to get America back in shape: a safe and proven 'work out' plan or an extreme diet that could leave the 1 percent fat while the rest of us starve.

BayFest - Alabama's Premiere Music Festival

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

BayFest 2012 is upon us this weekend! Featuring musical acts of just about every genre imaginable on seven different stages in downtown Mobile from Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, BayFest offers up something for everyone.

Sigh No More: Obama, Romney Leave No Room to Argue

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

It is absurd to depict Wednesday night's rhetorical stew of superficial nitpicking by two candidates with a proven record of subservience to the Wall Street bandits responsible for wrecking our economy as a meaningful exercise in democratic governance.