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Trump Does Not Represent

Kelly James Clark | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

If the United States were a democracy, Donald Trump would not be president. Despite Russian intrusions into the election, Hilary Clinton garnered 3,00...

Iowa, New Hampshire and the Disembodiment of American Foreign Policy

Edward Goldberg | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The American primary system for the nomination of presidential and congressional candidates, a system never mentioned in the constitution, has allowed populist anger to be exploited into a veto on foreign policy. Primaries, as they have evolved with the assistance of social media, have become an exercise that grants extraordinary electoral power to the dissatisfied and to the extremes.

Thinking About Getting Marriage Counseling?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Five things to consider before getting professional help. "Marriage is a pit full of pitfalls devised by a devious deity for our conscious evolution"...

The Senate's 10-Year Iraq War Anniversary Gift: War With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The resolution, S.Res.65, is rightly being called a backdoor to war with Iran -- a convenient way to plunge the U.S. into war without a messy public debate but instead automatically, based on when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to pull the trigger.

Is This Your 2013 Best Actor Winner?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.29.2012 | Entertainment

When "The Sessions" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January it was called "The Surrogate." There was a time when it was also called "Six Se...

GOP Congressmen Apologize For Missing Oath

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Penn.) have sent out a letter to their GOP colleagues apologizing for the procedural snafu they ...

Democrats Continue To Hammer GOP On Bush Agenda, Launch $28 Million Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled a new web video this week that hammered home an issue introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex...

Don't Protect Patent Lying

Daniel B. Ravicher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel B. Ravicher

There is no rational explanation for Senators Leahy, Sessions, Schumer, Hatch, Kyl and Kaufman's sudden rush to overturn a 150-year-old law that protects citizens against companies making false claims.

Pete Sessions Spokesman Defends 'I Love You' Email To Allen Stanford

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Miami Herald reported on Sunday that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) once penned a love note of sorts to jailed financier Allen Stanford. "I love yo...

Pete Sessions To Stanford: 'I Love You'

Miami Herald | By MICHAEL SALLAH and ROB BARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours after federal agents charged banker Allen Stanford with fleecing investors of $7 billion, the disgraced financier received a message from o...

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

Earmark Critic Pete Sessions Steered Money To Aide, Blimp

Politico | JOHN BRESNAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Sessions -- the chief of the Republicans' campaign arm in the House -- says on his website that earmarks have become "a symbol of a broken W...

Sam Stein

Sessions Suggests Sotomayor Should Have Been Influenced By Her Ancestry (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A sort of weird moment transpired towards the end of Sen. Jeff Sessions questioning of Judge Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday. Arguing that the Supreme Cour...

Sotomayor Challenge Blows Up in Sessions' Face

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ouch! Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), seeking to discredit Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial philosophy, cited her 2001 "wise Latina" speech, and contr...

Sessions Worked Behind Scenes To Get Palin Reinvited To GOP Fundraiser

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In another sign of the sway that Sarah Palin and her supporters in Palin Nation hold over the GOP, NRCC chief Pete Sessions is working behind the scen...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Listening to Liz Cheney falsely suggest that President Obama wants to deal with terrorists by "hand-holding," and falsely insist that her father never suggested there was a link between 9/11 and Iraq made me wish that TV execs were planning to do a political version of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! I'd much rather see Cheney put a tarantula in her mouth (a la Patti Blagojevich) than continually sticking her foot there. She could be joined in the jungle by fellow foot muncher Sen. Jeff Sessions, who demonstrated the value of empathy when he showed none, reacting to the tears of a 12-year old boy whose mother is facing deportation by saying, "Enough with the histrionics." And there is still time to suggest the 5-word acceptance speech I should give at tomorrow's Webby Awards.

Friday Talking Points [80] -- Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

This is an interesting and refreshing subtext in Obama's entire speech -- he says things are "facts" and not opinions. Considering the lunacy that passes for "political debate" on American television screens -- where there are always two points of view, and every "fact" is subject to spin from one side or another -- it is a breath of fresh air.

Senator Sessions, Judge Sotomayor, And Racism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the hoopla over Judge Sonia Sotomayor being nominated to the Supreme Court, there is one interesting side story that the media is largely ignor...

Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.