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Condoleezza Rice

Obama and the Kevin Bacon Game of Persecuting Muslims

Omid Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Safi

By the logic of the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game, every Muslim can be tied to another Muslim who can be tied to another Muslim who can be tied to... someone found not guilty of a crime.

Did McCain Help Bait Russia into Georgia?

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Who benefits most from painting this a revival of Soviet-era aggression? John McCain. The Georgian crisis has created a campaign issue he can run on.

Putin as Energy Tsar: Russian Gas Outflanks U.S. Missiles

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Our country lacks the resources to stand up to Russian aggression. While Russia has the resources to bend its neighbors to its will. The rest of the world gets it.

I Want Condi

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Rice's field of expertise is the Soviet Union. Ask anyone at the Hoover Institute. She's written books on the Soviets, a dissertation even! She speaks Russian. She has impeccable credentials -- for a top slot in the Ford administration.

Russian Crisis Reveals Condi Rice as Worst Secretary of State Ever

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Rice supposed to be an "expert" on Russia. But it is her Cold War mentality and extreme hawkishness that allowed her to rise through the ranks within the U.S. foreign policy establishment.

Putin's Lesson

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

As Putin watched the U.S plunge into two wars in the Middle East, he saw a power vacuum in his neighborhood. He was playing old-fashioned power politics while his "friend" Bush was trying to remake Arabia.

Seth Colter Walls

Gulf Paper: Purpose Of Mideast Negotiations Is To Help McCain | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to a press release sent out by Time, this Friday's edition of the magazine will reportedly include a article that describes how Secretary of...

Tomorrow's Time Magazine 'Surprise': Obama Listens to....Condi Rice?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Massimo Calabresi writes that Obama and Secretary of State Rice, "have come to have a certain respect for each other... because both take an intellectual, sober view of foreign affairs."

North Korea and The New York Philharmonic: The "Why" Question Gets Answered

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

My answer: To initiate a dialog between the people of two adversaries, the first of such talks in 58 years.

Obama Forces Flip-Flops to Paralyze McCain

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Three days into his international fact-finding mission, Obama had polished his foreign policy credentials considerably, and it did not take long for the effects of his bold initiatives to start hitting D.C.

Hillary Clinton for VP

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Unlike Rice and Powell, Clinton and Obama want to wield the power themselves, and they make no bones about it. This is a radical shift in establishment Washington's racial/sexual dynamic.

Friday Talking Points [39] -- Republican Elitism Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For only the fourth (or fifth, depending on how you count) time in his presidency, George W. Bush had a veto overridden by both houses of Congress thi...

Scary Thought: Is Condi Rice Our Last, Best Chance for Peace?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Condi needs to either convince the president what a catastrophe attacking Iran would be. Or, failing that, break with the administration and do the noble thing by resigning while it still might make a difference.

Rachel Weiner

Rice Has No Problem Playing Golf During War | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Golf Channel on Saturday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, "Ive been playing and playing a lot" in the past few year...

Condoleezza Rice 'Playing A Lot' of Golf During Iraq War

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In May, President Bush revealed that he had given up playing golf because of the Iraq war. "I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong sig...

Sex Crimes in the White House

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

The sexualization of torture from the top basically turned Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay into an organized sex-crime ring in which the trafficked sex slaves were US-held prisoners.

Happy Oil Dependence Day

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It was always about the oil -- that's why "we" invaded Iraq -- only "we" aren't getting any, at least not at a reasonable price. The oil companies are.

Condi Rice "Gratified" By Obama Win

Washington Post | Mary Beth Sheridan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pronounced herself "gratified" and unsurprised by Sen. Barack Obama's win in the Democratic presidential primary d...

The Latest Circle of Hell

R.O. Blechman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R.O. Blechman


Scotty Come Lately

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

How many times are we going to have a key Bush administration official try to wash the blood off his hands -- and add a chunk of change to his bank account -- by writing a come-clean book years after the fact instead of when it actually could have made a difference? Read More Unmasking McCain: His Reactionary Record on Reproductive Rights Many women who are avowed Hillary Clinton supporters are declaring they won't vote for Obama in the fall. I get the anger and the disappointment. But to quote SNL's Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers: Really? You'd rather vote for a man who has a 25-year history of voting against a woman's right to choose? Read More WATCH: CNBC's Business Nation Goes Behind The Scenes At HuffPost

Jimmy Carter: Rice "Not Telling Truth" About Hamas Meeting

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jimmy Carter caused a storm of controversy when he met with Hamas during his Mideast trip. Secretary Rice has said the Bush Administration 'explicitl...

Rice Links al-Sadr, Bush & Cheney

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Speaking in Baghdad on Sunday, Rice unintentionally but tellingly ridiculed Bush and Cheney while mocking hardline Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr?

GOP Strategist: Condoleezza Rice Campaigning For VP Slot

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has exhibited interest in becoming John McCain's vice presidential running mate, a Republican strategist says...

War on Terror A Boon For Virginia

Washington Independent | Matthew Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When three State Dept. contract employees looked into the presidential candidate's passport records, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) didn't ask Condol...

Rice: Race Still Issue Because Of U.S. "Birth Defect"

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that the United States still has trouble dealing with race because of a national "birth defect" tha...