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Saxby Chambliss

Sacrifice, GOP Style

Steven Conn | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

I feel a certain sympathy for Donald Trump at the moment. After Khizr Khan delivered his Joseph Welch-like "Have you no dignity, sir" speech at last ...

Trump's Standard Conservative Playbook

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Soltz

To all those candidates losing their minds and expressing outrage at Donald Trump now - where were you then? Donald Trump's comments are sickening. But, so is the putrid selective outrage being displayed by his competitors in the primary.

Jacob Kerr

American Politicians Used To Have Some Pretty Incredible Names | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

When then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama first stepped onto the national scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he referred to himself as...

Jennifer Bendery

It's Official: No Renomination For Michael Boggs | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's over for Michael Boggs. Like, really over. Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson (R) and Saxby Chambliss (R) said late Tuesday night that...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Argue Torture Helped America | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee accused their Democratic colleagues Tuesday of selectively choosing examples in their d...

Obama's ISIS Strategy Resembles Benghazi

Kevin Price | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Recently President Barack Obama was on CBS' 60 Minutes discussing the problems the U.S. has had in dealing with the Islamic extremist organization, ISIS.

GOP Senator: CIA Interrogation Tactics Helped Get Bin Laden

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

(Adds details on Brennan's leadership of CIA, King quote) By Sarah N. Lynch and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters)...

Senators Admit Leaving Classified Hearing On Bergdahl Early

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Obama administration officials held a closed-door, classified briefing on Wednesday in which they spent more than two hours detailing to senators the ...

Michael McAuliff

Top Intel Committee Republican Eyes CIA Special Investigator | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday distanced himself and his members from bombshell spying allegations ab...

Jon Ward

To Revive The Carter Name, The Former President's Grandson Distances Himself From It | Jon Ward | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

ATHENS, Ga. -- There was a lot going on in the opening moments of a recent stump speech by former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, who is running fo...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Sparks All-Out Revolt Over Socially Conservative Judicial Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has now infuriated abortion rights advocates, civil rights leaders and Democratic lawmakers in his push to confir...

Good News for Women -- It's an Election Year

Martha Burk | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Love it or hate it, we're in a brand new election year. What with the lowest rating for Congress in history and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, this may seem like less than the greatest news. But women ought to be pretty enthusiastic.

President Obama's Disappointing Georgia Judicial Nominees

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

Elsewhere in the country, President Obama has been very intentional about nominating diverse pools of qualified nominees, in an effort to have our federal courts reflect the people whom they serve. The Georgia slate is a troubling outlier.

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Against Critical Review

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees issued a rare joint statement on Friday in defense of the National Security Agency after a pre...

Conservative GOPers Get Behind Bipartisan Deal

Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Several conservative Senate Republicans have swung behind a bipartisan budget bill, appa...

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.

GOP Rep Complains About His Hefty Salary

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) appears to have little sympathy for Capitol Hill staffers and the possibility of their health care costs changing. The Na...

GOP Senator Jabs Obama With Teleprompter Joke

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) criticized President Barack Obama's remarks on drawing a "red line" over the use of chemical weapons in Syria, joking tha...

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

Glenn Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance?

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of a...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senator Calls Current Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that current security threats remind him of the time...

Obama Open To Changing Controversial Surveillance Programs, Lawmakers Say

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday told lawmakers he is open to...

GOP Senator Admits GOP 'Got Our Butts Kicked' In Earlier Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) advised Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that shutting down the government in an effort to stop Obamacare was a bad idea...

Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss 'Big' Reform

The National Journal | Chris Frates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward on the looming fisca...