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Could Mitt Romney Pull a Truman and Recognize State of Palestine?

Steve Clemons | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

One wonders today whether Romney will ignore or listen to generals today -- all of whom agree that establishing and recognizing a state of Palestine is vital to U.S. national security and to defending Israel's long-term security in the region.

Truman Moment for Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The idealism of JFK, the reformism of Ross Perot, the toughness of Harry Reid and the fighting spirit of Truman will make today's headlines look like ancient history long before ballots are cast in 2012.

Richard Holbrooke: A Self-Described "Idealistic Realist, or Realistic Idealist"

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rosen

Historically, lead diplomats have adhered to one school of thought -- I wanted to understand why Richard Holbrooke was different.

Richard Holbrooke: America's "Diplomatic Life-Saver"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Richard Holbrooke never walked away from a global hot spot which defied easy solution -- he thrived on the hard, gritty diplomatic challenges that, to put it bluntly, either led to war or peace.

The White House and Holidays of the Past

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Some of Truman's assistants had traveled to Havana over the holiday, and the President thought it might be fun to have customs agents "bottle them up" (detain them) for a good long while on their return home.

Marc Cooper

McCain Lawyer's Long History Of Spin | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beleagured GOP candidate John McCain's choice for personal lawyer in the emerging favors-for-lobbyist scandal, Bob Bennett, has a long record of defen...