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Why Are Obama and Kerry Wasting Their Time With 'Iraq?'

William Bradley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What we have called "Iraq" since the British and French carved up the old Ottoman Empire after World War I is obviously over. So why are President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, in the midst of the unfolding Gulf War III, wasting time pretending they might save the old carcass?

Gallup: The Lowest-Rated Living President Or Ex-President Is Barack Obama

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

A Gallup poll published on June 20th shows that the only living current or former occupant of the White House who has a negative rating from the U.S. ...

If There Are U.S. Air Strikes, They Should Not Be For the Purpose of Propping Up the Failed Iraqi State

William Bradley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.

John Kerry Laments 'Toxic' Partisanship In Washington

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare display of bipartisan civility, Democrats and Republicans came together on Wednesday to honor former Secretary of State ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Staff Upheaval Actually Quite Normal, Say Former Bush, Clinton Officials | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, 2014 has been a year of goodbyes at the White House. Two weeks ago, he accepted the resignation of his Ve...

'Guccifer' Charged In Bush Family Email Hack

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Romanian hacker is facing charges that he hacked into the Facebook or email accounts of high-ranking U.S. government officials a...

George H.W. Bush Jumped Out Of A Helicopter Today

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Former president George H.W. Bush took to the skies Thursday to celebrate his 90th birthday, skydiving near the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Mai...

George H.W. Bush Celebrating His 90th Birthday By Jumping Out Of A Helicopter

AP | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he m...

Obama Doctrine: 'Just Because We Have the Best Hammer Does Not Mean That Every Problem Is a Nail'

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Barack Obama should continue to ignore Maureen Dowd and Dick Cheney, and follow the careful, measured principles he laid at West Point.

Howard Fineman

Obama Makes Rare Mention Of Tiananmen On 25th Anniversary | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland, President Barack Obama eloquently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dawn of modern democracy in...

The Republicans' Southern Strategy Still Works. Here's How Liberals Can Counter It

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

If Republicans benefit from dividing us by race and increasing white resentment, then we have to do whatever we can to build stronger and better relations across racial lines, in particular between whites and non-whites.

Let the Republicans Talk About Clinton's Age and Health

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The question this raises for the GOP, and whoever they nominate in 2016, is whether they are smart enough to run a campaign that focuses on Clinton's record, accomplishment, missteps and the like, rather than her gender and increasingly less polarizing personality. This would be hard for a party that has generally proved itself unable to avoid that temptation.

Ukraine's Neo-con Champions Champion Mainly Themselves

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Wieseltier's most heretical statements in the weeks preceding the Kiev congress declared that the United States is as weak as Putin's Russia is evil, owing mainly to the misleadership of Obama.

'Dr. Rove' Has Inoculated Hillary Clinton Against Right-Wing Attacks

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Rove's mentor, the late Lee Atwater who was George H.W. Bush's hatchet man, recanted in his last days about his tactics of misrepresentations, lies and innuendoes. Rove never will. But, he can now suffer a worse fate because, as the richly deserved object of ridicule, no one will care.

George H.W. Bush Honored For Reversal On 'No New Taxes' Promise

Reuters | Elizabeth Barber | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to brok...

Is America Ready for Another Bush-Clinton Campaign?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

A Clinton-Bush election would be competitive, but would end in a victory for the political establishment. Whoever won that election would be well-prepared to govern and extremely familiar with Washington, the presidency and partisan politics, but bereft of any innovative approaches or comprehensive critiques of the political system.

Don't Worry, the U.S. Will Never Let the Peace Process Die

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

However impossible the Israeli-Palestinian conundrum looks at the moment, the United States is too proud to let generations of hard work and billions of dollars in investment in the Palestinian Authority amount to a continuation of the status-quo ante.

Profiles in Courage in Our Time

Jack Schlossberg | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Jack Schlossberg

It is tempting to see the system as broken or to regard the possibility to change it as simply unrealistic. For hope and guidance, therefore, we are well served to look back and remember times when disagreement did not mean disengagement and our leaders put nation above party to provide solutions.

Son Says George H.W. Bush Would Support Jeb's Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Another family member has weighed in on Jeb Bush's potential presidential run. Jeb's brother Neil Bush told CNN in an interview posted Thursday that G...

Jeb: Too Moderate for Today's GOP?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Decision 2016" -- or maybe we should just call it "Dynasty"... ...

Ex-Connecticut Governor Charged In Campaign Scheme

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, a rising Republican star before he resigned 10 years ago in a corruption scandal th...

Elder President Bush To Endorse GOP Nominee In Georgia

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President George H.W. Bush is featured in a Democrat's campaign commercial, but he plans to endorse the eventual Republican nomine...

George H.W. Bush Greets Obama In Houston

AP | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

BY JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama had an unexpected greeter upon his arrival in Houston Wednesday: for...

Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Often 'An Act Of Love'

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that ...

Dem Uses George Bush In First Georgia Senate TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Nunn, a Democrat running in the Georgia Senate race, released her first ad today, and it features none other than former Republ...