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Junk in the Trunk









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Hagel Nomination Stalled









Posted on Feb 19, 2013 ENLARGE



German Spies’ Sex for Secrets Replaced by Free Love

The location of a former training camp where Stasi operatives were taught to retrieve secrets through sex now houses a free-love commune; filibuster reform was blocked and now, for the first time in history, a secretary of defense nomination has been filibustered; meanwhile, Al-Jazeera has been accused of developing a political agenda since the Arab Spring. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 READ MORE


Hagel Attack









Posted on Feb 18, 2013 ENLARGE


Republican Party









Posted on Feb 17, 2013 ENLARGE


‘Left, Right & Center:’ A Hagel Filibuster, SOTU, Pope and North Korea

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists take on the Senate Republicans’ filibuster of Chuck Hagel, the president’s State of the Union speech, North Korea’s nuclear test and the pope’s resignation.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Republicans Take a Stand Against the Public Interest

It is bizarre that Chuck Hagel, a war hero with a long record of sensible views on the deployment of military power, gets blocked as the president’s nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew, steeped in Wall Street greed, sails through as Treasury secretary.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 READ MORE


Thirsty Rubio









Posted on Feb 14, 2013 ENLARGE



Nurse Your Medicare—Obama’s Coming for It

The only reason President Obama is interested in health care reform is to please big business; Aaron Swartz memorials have become the setting of discussions about transforming the U.S. justice system; meanwhile, Obama’s pick for secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, is no stranger to the Cayman Islands. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 READ MORE


State of the Union









Posted on Feb 12, 2013 ENLARGE


State of Union PR









Posted on Feb 12, 2013 ENLARGE


Speedy Gonzalez-Not









Posted on Feb 12, 2013 ENLARGE


A State of the Union Preview, ‘SNL’ Mocks GOP on Israel, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Nate Silver’s warning to Karl Rove and the latest Republican threat against defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 READ MORE


Path to Citizenship









Posted on Feb 11, 2013 ENLARGE


Eric Cantor









Posted on Feb 10, 2013 ENLARGE


Sequester Budget Trim









Posted on Feb 10, 2013 ENLARGE


Path to Oblivion









Posted on Feb 10, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP War on USPS









Posted on Feb 10, 2013 ENLARGE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Drones and the Saturday Mail Shocker

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the war over drones that has erupted during confirmation hearings for John Brennan as CIA director. Should the president be allowed to use unmanned drones to execute a U.S. citizen overseas without due process or judicial review?

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Goldilocks Sequester









Posted on Feb 8, 2013 ENLARGE


Republican Party









Posted on Feb 8, 2013 ENLARGE


Anchor









Posted on Feb 7, 2013 ENLARGE



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Republicans: Rebranding vs. Rethinking

Rebranding is trendy in the Republican Party. Rep. Eric Cantor gave a major speech Tuesday to advance the effort. Gov. Bobby Jindal wants the GOP to stop being the “stupid party.” Karl Rove is setting up a PAC (it’s what he does these days) to defeat right-wing crazies who cost the party Senate seats.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE


Sequestration









Posted on Feb 6, 2013 ENLARGE


Trump Suit









Posted on Feb 6, 2013 ENLARGE


Power Outage









Posted on Feb 6, 2013 ENLARGE



GOP’s Foreign Policy Unfit for a World Power

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearings to become secretary of defense have raised questions about the Republican Party’s ability to conduct U.S. foreign policy worthy of a major international player; Hillary Clinton may be responsible for the decline in the use of “Hillary” as a baby name; meanwhile, although President Obama is quite adept at Internet use, his tendency toward waging a “cyber war” is a deficient approach to online security. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE


Richard the GOP









Posted on Feb 5, 2013 ENLARGE


John McCain









Posted on Feb 4, 2013 ENLARGE


Republicans and Immigration Pinata









Posted on Feb 4, 2013 ENLARGE


Life in the Shadows









Posted on Feb 3, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP Reaches Out









Posted on Feb 3, 2013 ENLARGE


Hagel Haggling









Posted on Feb 3, 2013 ENLARGE


McCain









Posted on Feb 2, 2013 ENLARGE


Immigration









Posted on Feb 2, 2013 ENLARGE



Drama Over Including Gays in Immigration Reform

Though President Obama is trying to find a place for gay binational couples in his immigration reform plan, Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey Graham just won’t have it; as a tribute to the late Aaron Swartz, MIT should make academic articles free to the public; meanwhile, new studies show that urbanites have developed neural responses that keep them constantly on the lookout for danger. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration Ingrate









Posted on Feb 1, 2013 ENLARGE


Border Crossing









Posted on Jan 31, 2013 ENLARGE


Immigration Reform Motivation









Posted on Jan 31, 2013 ENLARGE



White House/Pete Souza

The New Politics of Immigration

On immigration, the parties are now competing to share credit for doing something big. It’s wonderful to behold.

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 READ MORE


Fading Palin









Posted on Jan 30, 2013 ENLARGE


Boehner and the GOP









Posted on Jan 30, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP 2016









Posted on Jan 29, 2013 ENLARGE


Lost in Their Own Wilderness

Republicans shouldn’t worry that President Obama is trying to destroy the GOP. Why would he bother? The party’s leaders are doing a pretty good job of it themselves.

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 READ MORE


Republicans









Posted on Jan 28, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP Catfishing the Public









Posted on Jan 28, 2013 ENLARGE


Obama Second Term Agenda









Posted on Jan 27, 2013 ENLARGE



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GOP Governors Would Help the Rich Pick Your Pockets

A slew of Republican governors are taking advantage of an “improving economy and a gradual rebound in revenues” to aggressively push for cuts to personal and corporate income taxes, and propose to make up the difference by raising sales taxes.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 READ MORE


Blockage









Posted on Jan 25, 2013 ENLARGE


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