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Breaking the Oil Addiction

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Right now, the United States has an addiction to foreign oil -- an addiction that is not only crippling our economy, but is also funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign governments and corporations.

Why Ric Sanchez Should Be the Next U.S. Senator From Texas

Gen. Wesley Clark | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Gen. Wesley Clark

Ric Sanchez will be a different kind of senator. He served under me in the Army, and rarely have I served with a more competent, intelligent, and morally courageous man.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Masterstroke, Mousetrap, Or Both?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Potential Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Is it a masterstroke by President-elect Obama? A mousetrap for the Clintons? Is it even happening at all?

8 Key Things To Know, and One Big Question, About Russia v. Georgia

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

As a result of its military being smashed, Georgia had to withdraw its forces, some 2000 troops in all, from Iraq, leaving the US even further holding the bag there.

A Logical Running Mate

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

As a military strategist and one who truly understands national security issues, Wesley Clark would bring far greater knowledge of military and diplomatic savvy to the debate than McCain ever could.

Netroots Nation Diggs Pelosi, Tubes Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Three years ago, web activists were undeniable outcasts in Democratic politics and no bar outside of Berkeley could spell "netroots." Now, the movement has an open line to every player in the party.

Yes We Can Talk About McCain's Service

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Republicans have been twisting Wes Clark's mundane observation that McCain's experience "getting shot down" in a fighter plane is not a "qualification to be president."

Circular Logic Alert! Wes Clark's Critics Are Doing Exactly What He Did

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

The fact is that the Swift Boat attacks on Kerry were outrageous because they were false, whereas Gen. Clark's statement is ... what's that other word? Oh, yeah. True.

Seth Colter Walls

Not Every Moderate Move By Obama Is A "Sista Souljah" Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The "Sista Souljah Moment" has become a cliché without peer in contemporary politics. And like any phrase that is so often used, its value is necessa...

Clark's Controversial Comments

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Of all the things to criticize McCain for -- from lack of a background in economics to no concrete energy plan -- taking him on for "lacking command experience" doesn't seem very important.

Clark: McCain A Hero, But Lacks Command Experience

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a former Democratic presidential candidate now supporting Barack Obama, said Sunday John McCain's milita...

Nico Pitney

Wesley Clark Stands By McCain Criticism

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATE BELOW ** Despite heavy criticism, Gen. Wesley Clark is standing by his statement this weekend that Sen. John MCain's military experience do...

Seth Colter Walls

Behind The Rise (And Fall) Of Gen. Clark's Veep Prospects

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not so long ago, Gen. Wesley Clark was thought to be out of the running in Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential footrace. On June 10, the folks over ...

Keep to the High Ground

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

Wes Clark's remarks remind us what we should have learned from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth: questioning someone's military record lowers the tone of the campaign and distracts from the real issues.

Friday Talking Points [35] -- Tim Russert Memorial Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Nobody seriously annoyed me this week, but I will launch a pre-emptive finger-wagging, to anyone on the left who can't resist the urge to be disrespectful of Tim Russert's memory right now.

Report: Wesley Clark Privately Urging Clinton To Quit Race

AmericaBlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The king of the pundits, Mark Halperin, drops a tantalizing hint about General Wes Clark, a strong Clinton supporter and fellow Arkansan: "The bigges...