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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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


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 READ MORE


    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

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    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


    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!

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    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


    Playing President

    Posted on Apr 6, 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 READ MORE


    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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