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Posted on Sep 27, 2006 ENLARGE


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Hillary Clinton
cnn.com

Clinton’s Mad, Not Taking It Anymore

Only a day after the secretary of state tried to smear Bill Clinton’s terror-fighting effort, Hillary came to the defense of her husband, and took a swipe at Condi in the process….

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Condoleezza Rice
From ftd.de

Fact-Checking Condi on Anti-Terror Claims

In an interview with the New York Post’s editorial board today, the secretary of state refuted several of Bill Clinton’s claims about Bush & Co.‘s dismal record on terror. But Rice’s refutations fly in the face of the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission. Fact-check it here and here.

Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart

Stewart Rips Cable News for Clinton Coverage

“The Daily Show” host spanks most cable news outlets for focusing on anything except the substance of Bill Clinton’s Fox News interview. Watch it

  • For example: MSNBC focuses in on the fact that Clinton’s sock was showing during the interview.

  • Posted on Sep 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Fact-Checking the Blame-Bill Crowd (Pt. II)

    Another issue stemming from the Clinton-Wallace interview: Wag the Dog. The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg claims that only a handful of right-wingers accused Clinton of using his 1998 missile attacks on bin Laden to draw attention away from the Lewinsky scandal. That’s simply false, as evidenced here.

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Fact-Checking the Blame-Bill Crowd

    Fox News’ Chris Wallace claimed on Sunday that Osama bin Laden was emboldened by Bill Clinton’s pulling out from Somalia after the “Black Hawk Down” incident. But Wallace is dead wrong: Clinton kept U.S. troops there for six months—over the strenuous objections of GOP’ers. Fact-check it.

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Clinton and Chris Wallace

    Bill Clinton’s ‘American President’ Moment

    Remember the scene toward the end of “The American President” in which Michael Douglas, playing President Andrew Shepherd, delivers a stand-up-and-cheer tongue-lashing of his critics? Watch as Bill Clinton demolishes Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a similar manner.

    Posted on Sep 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Collage

    Weekly Video Roundup

    This week’s edition of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a “Daily Show” spot-on satirical interview with a discharged gay Army linguist; a classic Bill Maher broadside on President Bush; and Jon Stewart asking Bill Clinton how to defeat Hillary.

    Posted on Sep 22, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Bill Clinton
    NPR/Patrick Kovarik

    Clinton Attacks Torture Agenda

    In an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition,” former President Bill Clinton vigorously argued against Bush’s torture plans, citing both moral and practical reasons: “We have a system of laws here where nobody should be above the law, and you don’t need blanket advanced approval for blanket torture.”

    Posted on Sep 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Clinton Sick of Rove?s B.S.

    The Huffington Post has a nice roundup of Bill Clinton gems gleaned from a massive New Yorker piece by David Remnick.  After spending some quality time with the former president, Remnick was able to extract some surprisingly frank comments, including: ?I am sick of Karl Rove’s bulls—t.?

    Posted on Sep 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Clinton

    Stewart Probes Clinton for Hillary?s Weakness

    Bill Clinton made an appearance on ?The Daily Show? Monday to share the heartwarming work of his Clinton Global Initiative, but the climax of the interview was much more fun.  Jon Stewart put the former president on the ?seat of heat? and asked: ?Mr. President, Hillary Clinton may be running for president.  If so, what is the key to defeating her??

    Posted on Sep 19, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Bill Maher

    Bill Maher Takes On ‘The Path to 9/11’

    Maher, along with guests Rob Thomas, P.J. O’Rourke and Joan Walsh, ripped into ABC’s undocu-drama, which pins the blame for 9/11 on Bill Clinton. Maher reminds us: As president, Clinton had a meeting a week about bin Laden; George W. Bush, before 9/11, had zero. Watch it on the jump.

    Posted on Sep 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    ABC's

    Top Former Counter-Terror Official Blasts ABC 9/11 Docudrama

    Roger Cressey, a top counter-terrorism official to Bush II and Clinton, called ABC’s upcoming miniseries “The Path to 9/11” something “straight out of Disney and fantasyland. It?s factually wrong. And that?s shameful.?

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Atta via Disney
    From AMERICAblog

    Bloggers Rage Over ABC/Disney 9/11 Miniseries

    ABC is planning to air a six-hour ?docudrama? on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 that lays the lion?s share of the blame for the Sept. 11 attacks on President Clinton. The progressive blogosphere is in a rage—as evidenced by the satirical photo above—over perceived bias on the part of the filmmakers and ABC/Disney. (Check out the controversy.)

    Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: The Pretense About Jobs

    When it pays better to be old and retired than young and working, we can no longer indulge Bush’s fantasy that the economy is on the right track.

    Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


    The Next Lamont?

    Maybe not.  Although Jonathan Tasini would like to be the next maverick primary candidate to beat an entrenched pro-war Democrat?Hillary Clinton, in this case?he’s failed to garner anything near the support Ned Lamont managed against Joe Lieberman.

    Posted on Aug 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Sen. Chuck Hagel on 'Face the Nation'

    Hagel Warns of ‘Hopeless, Winless Situation’ in Iraq

    Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel chastised the Bush administration on “Face the Nation,” saying Iraq was headed toward civil war and neither the American people nor Congress would tolerate the continued presence of U.S. troops there.

    Posted on Aug 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Brutally Spanks Rumsfeld Over Iraq

    Hillary Clinton raked Donald Rumsfeld over the coals on Thursday over his “failed” prosecution of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She closed with a knockout punch: “Given your track record, Secretary Rumsfeld, why should we believe your assurances now?” (video and transcript) Rumsfeld was left sputtering.

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Hillary Clinton: Rumsfeld Should Resign

    Hours after upbraiding him at a congressional hearing over what she called “failed policy” in Iraq, the junior senator from New York told an AP reporter that Rumsfeld should step down. “The secretary has lost credibility with the Congress and with the people,” she said.

  • Rumsfeld’s latest loss of credibility came during that very hearing. Check it out.

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


  • Rumsfeld dissembles

    Rumsfeld Whopper: I Was Never Overly Optimistic About Iraq

    Testifying before Congress today, Donald Rumsfeld said he has ?never painted a rosy picture? about Iraq, and that ?you would have a dickens of a time trying to find instances where I have been overly optimistic.?
    (h/t: ThinkProgress)
    That’s just nonsense. And we’ve got the proof—in the form of Rumsfeld’s own words (after the jump...)

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    2008 contenders
    Images: senate.gov

    Most 2008 Contenders Noncommittal on Iraq Pullout

    Potential White House suitors Chris Dodd, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Evan Bayh all refused to join Sens. Kerry and Feingold in demanding a timetable for pullout of allied troops from Iraq.
    Sens. McCain and Brownback, however, want the troops to stay as long as necessary.

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Robert Scheer: Hillary’s Shameful Straddling on Iraq

    If Sen. Clinton can’t demonstrate clear leadership on Iraq now, why should we believe she would grow a backbone as president?

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Monkey on Your Back









    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 ENLARGE


    Bill Clinton speech
    From nandotimes.com

    Clinton Made Almost $7.5 Million in Speaking Fees in 2005

    The former president earned a staggering $650,000 for just two appearances before major gatherings in Canada by motivational speaker Tony Robbins, according to financial document filed by Hillary Clinton.
    It’s good to be the former president

    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Hillary Clinton Booed by Liberal Crowd

    The senator from New York starts to see the downside of never finding an issue she couldn’t straddle.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Poll: Bush Worst President Since WWII

    In the Quinnipiac Poll, Bush garnered twice as many “worst of” votes as Richard Nixon. Ronald Reagan was picked as the best.

    Posted on Jun 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: The Private Lives of Bill and Hillary

    “Of all possible explanations for the mainstream media’s preoccupation with the Clinton marriage, the most innocuous is nostalgia for a better time, when we were able to worry less about war, corruption, catastrophe and incompetence, and more about sex.”

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Andy Borowitz: Gore Could Cause ‘Global Boring’

    The political satirist reports: “The election of former Vice President Al Gore to the White House could result in a disastrous phenomenon called ‘global boring,’ in which millions of people around the world would fall asleep in an unprecedented narcoleptic pandemic.”

    Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Clinton Portraits
    David Scull / From The New York Times

    Clintons Balance Married and Private Lives

    As Hillary Clinton gears up for a presumed White House run, Bill Clinton has told friends that his number one priority is not to cause her any trouble. The N.Y. Times explores how the former president is attempting to position a future one…

    Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch
    Clinton: smh.com.au / Murdoch: dnevnik.com.hr

    Hillary, ‘Who the Hell Are You?’

    Just who is this woman who is accepting a fundraiser thrown by Rupert Murdoch, asks columnist Richard Cohen in this incisive piece.

  • Meanwhile, Hillary defends cozying up with the rabidly right-wing Murdoch: “He’s my constituent.”
    Oh, puh-leeze!

  •  

    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Gore magazine covers
    From the Wall Street Journal

    Gore for 2008?

    Favorable publicity surrounding Al Gore’s new global warming movie has contributed to the buzz that the former VP has his sights set on the White House in 2008. A former aide tells the WSJ that he’s been talking about it.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Reverses Himself on Gasoline Policy

    In 2000, Bush criticized Clinton for toying with the Strategic Oil Reserve to push down prices—which is exactly what Bush did today. And, oh yeah: he also urged the loosening of environmental rules on emissions to help cut costs.

    Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Fired CIA Officer Was Top NSC Director

    The CIA officer reportedly fired for leaking classified intelligence information is Mary O. McCarthy, who until 2001 was senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council.

    Posted on Apr 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Karl Rove’s Early Machinations

    In this classic column from 2000, the Texas columnist uses unearthed testimony from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to expose Karl Rove’s modus operandi back in the 1980s.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Scheer with Carter

    Playing President

    Don’t miss Robert Scheer’s new book: “Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton—and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.”

  • With a foreword by Gore Vidal

  • Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Matthews_Delay

    Chris Matthews to DeLay: ‘I Owe You’

    That’s what the “Hardball” host tells the disgraced representative in a not-meant-for-airing exchange surfaced by the Huffington Post. Also see the sexist comment DeLay made about Hillary Clinton. (video)

    Posted on Apr 5, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Gore Vidal
    Zuade Kaufman

    ‘This Place Is Broken’

    Gore Vidal on fascism, terrorism and wartime propaganda. Part II of Truthdig’s interview with the award-winning novelist. (earlier: part I)

    Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore Vidal
    Vidal photo: Zuade Kaufman/
    Illustration: Karen Spector

    Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005

    In a Truthdig interview, America’s most celebrated man of letters weighs in on this year’s Best Picture nominations and recalls his own encounters with Truman Capote. (Or, listen to an expanded podcast version.)

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


    james_buchanan
    From memoriallibrary.com

    Scholars Rate Worst Presidential Errors

    James Buchanan tops the list for failing to avert the Civil War; Clinton comes in at No. 10 for his Lewinsky lie.

    Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Enron Is Back!

    The scoundrels at Enron might finally get their due with the start of the much-anticipated fraud trial in Houston. Check out some of the columns Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer has written over the course of the scandal.

    Posted on Jan 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush-Abramoff Photos Percolating Through Media

    Time magazine describes—but doesn’t publish—pictures of the president and the radioactive lobbyist. | story
    Democrats are sensing blood—the Republican equivalent of Clinton-Lewinsky hug videos.

    Posted on Jan 22, 2006 READ MORE


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