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Why The Onion Won't Endorse John Kerry

Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy

Sen. John Kerry is expected to waltz through the nomination process for secretary of state, having shown near unanimous support on both sides of the a...

VIDEO: Petraeus Scandal Anticipated in Giuliani 'Ad' 5 Years Ago

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.14.2013 | Media
Dan Mirvish

The David Petraeus scandal is a tragedy of personal and global importance. Who could have possibly predicted such an undoing? None other than fake pundit Martin Eisenstadt... five years ago, to be exact.

Romney Re-Floats the Swift Boat

Eliot Daley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Imagine: If George Romney were still CEO of an auto company, Mitt Romney's own father would be among those having to publicly declare that this unprincipled man is lying. At long last, Mitt, have you no decency?

The Super-Rich Behind America's Super PACs

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests a...

It's Not 'Swift Boating' If It's True

Eric Boehlert | Posted 09.16.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear campaign represented a singularly awful chapter in American politics. Let's not pretend every time a candidate has to answer uncomfortable questions about his past that the Swift Boat Vets are riding again.

Amanda Terkel

Lawbreakers In The 2010 Elections May Go Unpunished For Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With an unprecedented amount of spending and a surge of new independent expenditure organizations thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling...

Only a Few Blocks Could Make a Big Difference for the Ground Zero Mosque

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

You'd think we might have figured this out a little sooner because once again we are ill prepared for the stealth swift boat attacks before an important election during the dog days of August.

Obama's John Kerry Mistake

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

John Kerry made a fatal error in ignoring the swiftboaters one hot August election year. President Barack Obama is making the same error; it may not lead to a catastrophe, but it's certainly making things interesting.

America Descends to Phyllis Schlafly's Level

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

At a recent fundraiser and again during an interview with Talking Points , Phyllis Schlafly sent Democratic activists hurtling toward their moral indignation machines™.

Site Linking President Obama To Rod Blagojevich Launched By Swift Boat Funder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Those who happened to hear any of the comments Rod Blagojevich made about Barack Obama when he was being recorded by the FBI know that the ex-gov was ...

John Kerry, Swift Boat Supporter Meet To Talk Climate Change

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), looking for help where he can find it to pass his top legislative priority, has extended an olive branch of sorts to the ma...

Shadow Elite: Why Sarah Palin's Really Selling Big Government

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

If Sarah Palin were truly to "go rogue," to defy establishment "wisdom" of both parties, she'd take on big bad (shadow) government and stop parroting the mantra of "small government."

Mothers and Soldiers: Healing the Bonds Destroyed by War

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christian Avard

Susan Galleymore is the author of Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War & Terror. She made international headlines as she traveled to Iraq to visit her son stationed in the Sunni Triangle.

Health Care Mobs = Swift Boat Vets. And The Press Plays Dumb, Again

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The mini-mob members have been treated as deeply important newsmakers by the press during a slow summer news month. Sound familiar?

August May Be "Swift Boat" Health Care Month

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

A "Swift Boat" type effort could well be nigh as the dog days of summer settle in. We saw what happened in August 2004, as John Kerry took time off to gear up for the presidential campaign.

Swift Boat Vets Group Enter

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When conservative leaders wanted to criticize the White House over Sonia Sotomayor's record on crime, they turned to a little-known Alexandria public ...

Obama Could Lose Election Due To Voter Suppression

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

Republicans are seeking to suppress the voter turnout among youth, minorities and poor people. If Republicans can prevent enough Democrats from casting ballots, McCain could win the election.

This Election, Plates of Human History Will Shift

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

As November 4th approaches, voters are determining if they want to be an integral part of history, or on the wrong side of it. Forces are at work beyond description, like some divine hand pushing us forward.

T. Boone Pickens: From Swift Boater To Pluralist

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

In just a few years Pickens has moved from being a totally partisan political animal to a man who is looking for the partial truth in the disparate views of a variety of people.

McCain Needs to Be Asked If He'll "Repudiate and Denounce" Jerome Corsi

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's more reasonable to ask McCain about Corsi than it was to ask Obama about Farrakhan. The Democrat and the Nation of Islam leader are not linked. Corsi and the GOP are.

What America Needs To Hear About Jerome Corsi

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

These books destroy civic debate on purpose -- and are fundamentally at odds with democracy. The goal of Corsi's project is not to discuss facts -- it is to destroy the very possibility of discussion.

Jason Linkins

Obama Nation Author Assailed By All Parties On Larry King Live | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jerome Corsi, Swift Boater and author of the newly released Obama Nation, appeared on Larry King Live last night to defend his smear-plagued, yet best...

Jerome Corsi's Greatest Hits

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

Corsi has been referred to as a "conservative gadfly." But the word "gadfly" implies someone who is well intentioned and who seeks to provoke thought in others, not a lying, white supremacist, propagandist.

August is the Cruelest Month for Democrats

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

A military commander tested in wartime, a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, a Secretary of State, a Vice President Powell would strengthen Obama's candidacy more deeply and more consummately than any other American.

Jerome Corsi's Shameless Hatchet Job on Barack Obama

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

Corsi's biggest claim to fame is co-authoring the infamous Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Judging from the shrill and paranoid tone of his latest effort I get the impression Obama has really scared these guys this time.