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Biden is Strongly Pro-Israel, Republican Attacks Ridiculous

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

McCain's hit squad are nattering nabobs of negativism -- they injure the long standing bi-partisan consensus on Israel for pure political gain.

Jason Linkins

Jerome Corsi, 'Obama Nation' Author, Set To Appear On White Supremacist Radio Show | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, on last night's Larry King Live, one of the things that Paul Waldman brought up as a way of demonstrating Obama Nation author Jerome Corsi's lack ...

Jason Linkins

Joe Klein Lowers The Boom On Corsi, Matalin, McCain | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Klein, who's been recently fighting the same sorts of base attacks, makes a stern denouncement of the entire Swift Boatesque operation behind Jero...

Nuclear power? Racial Power? Give it up!

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's the anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima - which makes it a day to consider power and vulnerability. Johnathan Schell writing in Yes Magazi...

The Affirmative-Action Attack

Horace McMillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Horace McMillon

Republicans are placing ballot initiatives concerning affirmative action on a number of key swing-state ballots in order bring out their voters and wedge independents away from the Dems.

Did You Give at the Office?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

In the name of "Global War on Terror," the U.S. Government is waging war on non-governmental organizations, forcing them to "operate within a legal regime that weakens civil society."

Nico Pitney

State Senator Kevin Bryant Posts Osama-Obama Photo | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina State Senator Kevin Bryant has removed a classy photo from his website showing Osama Bin Laden next to Barack Obama with text claiming...

My Brother Was Killed on 9/11 with Republicans and Democrats

Andrew Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rice

Some Americans and politicians believe my brother was to blame for his own murder because he voted Democratic.

Ghosts of 1960

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

For all the advantages that Barack Obama has this year, the same problems that nearly led to Kennedy losing to Nixon are lurking just below the surface of the 2008 political landscape.

Jason Linkins

New Yorker Cover Falls Short Of Satire | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The larger problem with the the New Yorker cover is that what Barry Blitt has created may be "satire" in the artist's mind, but it is not satire as executed.

Jason Linkins

Giuliani: Obama's Support Of Bilingualism Reinforces Anti-Americanism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have got to tell you: I've been staring at this clip of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani disparaging Barack Obama's contention that Americans sho...

Bush: Dangerous Gitmo Detainees Could Walk US Streets After Supreme Ruling

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday that dangerous detainees at Guantanamo Bay could end up walking Main Street U.S.A. as a result of las...

It's The Constitution, Stupid!: What Makes Any Idiot Eligible To Be President

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Young

The Constitution is a wacky, kinda living, kinda not, document that explains just what we Americans can get away with. It also frames the conditions w...

Don't Run it Up the Flagpole

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Can we just stipulate that each of the candidates devoutly loves this country, since there's no way to disprove otherwise? Slimy rumormongering just won't cut it.

Jason Linkins

Lieberman Predicts Attack Will Come Early In Next Presidency | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lacking any cogent plan to solve America's problems or a platform of coherent policy proposals, the McCain campaign has got only a few stale acts in i...

Death in the Afternoon

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

What Charles Black and Hillary Clinton said were not "accidents" as they were in the past. It is likely that words like these will become the accepted political dialogue of the future.

Frank Rich: If Terrorists Rock The Vote In 2008

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DON'T fault Charles Black, the John McCain adviser, for publicly stating his honest belief that a domestic terrorist attack would be "a big advantage"...

Hugh Hewitt: US Will Probably Be "Blown Up By Islamists Under Obama"

MediaMatters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On the June 25 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, while discussing the upcoming September 13 football game between Ohio State Universi...

FearWatch '08: The McCain Campaign Takes Feargasm Advice From Bill Kristol

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Even though Sen. McCain didn't truly denounce Charlie Black and, instead, basically supported the lobbyist's awful statements, the very serious cable news people are giving McCain a pass on this thing.

John McCain and Charlie Black's October Surprise

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

If they really see political gold in another 9-11, what would stop them from being delighted if Bush attacked Iran if the timing were right, say in mid-October?

This Word Sounds Like That Word! Obama, Osama, And Other Media Tongue-Twisters

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here is a fact of life: If you are having a conversation with someone about Obama and Osama, there is a very good chance that someone will slip up somewhere. But honestly, it's really no big deal.

Chris Matthews Calls Osama Bin Laden "Obama" During Terror Discussion

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today on MSNBC's "Hardball," which aired live at 5pm, Chris Matthews was joined by Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd for a discussion about Charlie Black...

Obama Campaign Slams Charlie Black, McCain's Chief Advisor, For Terror Attack Remarks

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** The Obama campaign has slammed John McCain's chief advisor, Charlie Black, for his comments that a terrorist attack on U.S. soil would c...

McCain Adviser: Another Attack on U.S. Would Be "Big Advantage" For McCain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***READ BELOW FOR UPDATES - McCain's response, Black's Apology, Obama's Response*** Fortune Magazine is running a profile on John McCain titled, "The...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good morning and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog, your first of the now-official summer. Yes. Summer. In Washington, DC. It's as close to ...