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Veterans Hit GOP Senate Candidate Over Navy Memo

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate in Nebraska has been swiftly broadsided by a conservative nonprofit attacking him for how he represented his military se...

J Street Pushes Back on Neocon Bid to "Swift Boat" Chuck Hagel Nomination as Defense Secretary

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The neocon right is trying to Swift Boat the expected nomination of Chuck Hagel by making up a scare story that Hagel is "anti-Israel." One would like to be able to dismiss this stuff as the ranting of people for whom no amount of warmongering can ever be too much.

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.

Paul Blumenthal

Swift Boat Donors Fuel Rove Group's Final Drive | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove's American Crossroads, the second-largest super PAC, burned through cash fast in October. The group raised $11.6 million in th...

Republicans Taking a Cue from the Great Richard Pryor?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's one of Richard Pryor's best bits: a woman catches her man and another woman having sex. In a moment of supreme male arrogance he says "Are you gonna believe me or your lyin' eyes!?" Welcome to the 2012 Republican campaign strategy.

Is Romney Playing Rope-a-Dope or Is There Really No There There?

David Paul | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The American worker has been lied to for decades. Election year after election year, politicians pronounce the American worker the best in the world, as if this was meaningful. Rarely does a politician speak the truth: for decades now, American workers have been thrown to the wolves.

GOP Swift Boaters Ramp Up Against President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The swift boaters are kicking their campaign of political dirt, mud and garbage slinging against Obama into high gear. Here's a checklist of their latest antics.

Why Is the Republican Party Still Trying to Define President Obama?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Because he has been president for almost four years, Obama is now well known by almost all Americans. Accordingly, it will be extremely difficult to redefine him during this election, particularly if the effort to redefine him is based on what is, by now, old news.

GOP Construction of a Fictional "Obama" Has Taken a Turn to the Absurd

Mitchell Bard | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Even as commentators start to note the GOP effort to create a fictional Barack Obama, it looks like Republicans have decided to double down on the stupid. That is, they have strayed from plausible lies -- lies that, to the uninformed, could feel true -- to absurd ones.

Tim Pawlenty's ties to "Swift Boat" Bob Perry

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Delal Pektas and Kelsey Sheehy for iWatch News Tim Pawlenty may not have great name recognition but he does have one very important thing for a pr...

Bush "Deception Points" -- A Factual Rebuttal

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Five years of research, hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents reveal a very different picture of Bush's presidency than the one painted in his new book. Here's what's missing.

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...

Howard Fineman

Secret Donations Could Haunt 2012 | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans, buoyed this fall by freelance groups spending secret donations on TV ads, should fear what comes next: an especially vicious GOP presidential race in 2012 fueled, ironically, by that same kind of cash. In other words, the Swift Boaters of '04 could be back in '12 -- this time torpedoing potential Republican nominees -- while President Obama can stay safely ashore.

Susana Martinez, Prosecutor, Wins New Mexico Republican Primary In Governor's Race

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP / Huffington Post)-- Prosecutor Susana Martinez has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico governor. She'll face New Mexi...

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...

Conservatives For Patients' Rights Ad Mocks Obama's Vacation

The Huffington Post | T.J. Ortenzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An organization taking credit for ginning up protesters at health care town halls has produced an ad mocking President Obama's vacation. The ad by Co...

The Silly Season In Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Silly season" refers to late summer, when governments go on massive taxpayer-funded vacations all over the world. This year's season could produce a bumper crop of silly.

Franken Gives Millionaire Swift Boat Ads Funder A Piece Of His Mind

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years after he put his money behind the Swift Boat ads that helped tanked John Kerry's presidential campaign, Senate Democrats gave T. Boone Pick...

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.

The Word on the Street

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Rank-and-file teamsters get it. They aren't willing to be swayed by false, irrelevant arguments. They want change. They want ideas. And the fact is -- McCain doesn't have any.

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.

McCain: Same As He Ever Was

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

At some point it becomes hard to blame the traditional media for its improper coverage. Clearly, the McCain/Palin lies have not gone unnoticed -- yet, there is barely a blip in the polls.

A Line of Attack the Obama Campaign Must Answer Forcefully

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

Tonight during the evening news the Republican National Committee ran an attack ad (multiple times) that featured menacing black-and-white images of H...

The Incredible Lightness of Being Sarah Palin

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

Palin will throw mud with impunity, then in the tradition of Agnew, Dole and Quayle yell "double standard" and "bias reporting" when she is called on it.