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Michael McAuliff

This Time, Republicans Are Backing 9/11 Health Legislation | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What a difference five years make. Unlike in 2010, when Congress nearly failed to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation A...

What I Did Not Say to the Senate About Guns

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2013-01-09-NRAbanner11.jpgIt is flattering to be cited in testimony to a Senate Judiciary Committee. It is less flattering to be cited in an argument against gun control, by a libertarian sympathetic to the NRA.

Foreign Leader Warns Of GOP 'Cranks And Crazies'

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's deputy prime minister warned Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are the "cranks and crazies" in th...

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Health Czar: No Cancer Link To Ground Zero | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and cleanup who are stricken with cancer had their hopes dashed Tuesday -- at least temporari...

Paul Kelly in Conversation with Julia Gillard | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Paul Kelly in Conversation with Julia Gillard Many have argued that under John Howard, Australia was subject to a new found wave of neo-liber...

Bush Won't Get To Keep The Gifts He Amassed While In Office

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As George W. Bush learned, there's an upside to being president: He amassed a dazzling array of gifts from foreign dignitaries. But there's a downsid...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In this, the penultimate week of the Bush Years, we learned that the only thing there wasn't enough room for at Blair House was the enormity of Bush's pettiness. It turns out there was plenty of room to accommodate the Obama family in time for the kids to start school. Scrambling to make things look good after snubbing the Obamas, Bush had hastily invited former Australian Prime Minister John Howard to toss another shrimp on the Blair House barbie, leaving the Obamas -- and their sizable security detail -- to check into the Hay Adams. At taxpayer expense. Also staying true to his character until the bitter end was Dick Cheney who this week asserted, "I don't believe we violated anybody's civil liberties."

Blair House Mystery Guest Revealed: Former Australian PM John Howard

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 1/7/09 ThinkProgress, based on an interview on last night's Countdown, says that John Howard may have been asked to stay at Blair House after ...

Bush Chooses Uribe, Blair, Howard For Medal Of Freedom

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush is giving the nation's highest civilian award to three foreign leaders who have been among his most loyal ...

Australian PM John Howard Loses Election

AP | ROHAN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative Prime Minister John Howard suffered a humiliating defeat Saturday at the hands of the left-leaning opposition, whose leader has promised ...

Australian PM Who Backed Bush, Iraq Invasion, Set To Lose Election

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Australia's conservative government remains well behind the opposition Labor Party and looks likely to be swept from office in parliamentary elections...