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Joe Conason: Self Service, Not Public Service, in Congress

Rep. Curt Weldon is emblematic of the cancer eating away at Washington.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Bush Bluster Fails to Halt Nuke Threat

America’s invasion of Iraq has made predictable impressions on Iran and North Korea: Only military power, underscored by the actual possession of nuclear weapons, can guarantee survival against a superpower bent on regime change.

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: The Gang That Couldn’t Talk Straight

More disturbing than the GOP’s attempts to shift blame in the Foley scandal is the emerging narrative of dereliction and coverup.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: GOP Can’t Handle the 9/11 Truth

When Condoleezza Rice claimed that Bush & Co. did just as much in the run-up to 9/11 as Clinton & Co. did in the preceding eight years, it had to rank as one of the most baldfaced lies ever uttered by a Bush administration official.

Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Torture Opponents Are True Patriots

“Clearly, Bush cannot comprehend the damage he is doing to American dignity, credibility and prestige…. His public negotiations with the dissident senators over torture techniques have created one of the worst spectacles in modern political history.”

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


Maher and Scarborough

Scarborough, Maher Debate Bush’s Idiocy, Free Speech

Check out this can’t-miss two-part interview between Bill Maher and Joe Scarborough. Maher ends the first segment with a uppercut knockout punch straight to Bush’s jaw; in the second part, Bill says “the jury’s in” on the “idiot” question.

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Bush Spurned Greatness for Partisan Gain

Bush’s 9/11 memorial address sought to justify the war in Iraq by stoking fear, while at the same time hypocritically urging national unity.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: White House Guilt in CIA Leak Case Remains

The revelation that Richard Armitage first disclosed Valerie Wilson’s identity as a covert CIA operative doesn’t change the fact that it was Karl Rove and Scooter Libby who used that information in an attempt to punish Ms. Wilson for her husband’s criticism of the Bush administration.

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


Richard Armitage
From scoop.co.nz

Alleged Armitage Leak is Biggest Irony of Plamegate

The first person to tell reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA was not, apparently, someone in Dick Cheney’s circle out to smear Plame as a way of getting back at her husband, who had criticized the administration. Rather, it was then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who didn’t have an ax to grind, who didn’t know Plame was an undercover operative, and who was apparently just passing on gossip, according to a new book.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Scarborough

Scarborough Probes the Stewart-O’Reilly Feud

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asks whether Bill O’Reilly has a point when he argues that Jon Stewart isn’t really running a “fake news” show. (Great clips included)

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Warring Over the Heart of the Party

Democrats must transcend all their intraparty squabbles over the war in Iraq and focus on the obligation of politicians to be honest with the public.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert: Why Is Bush Running Away From Lamont?s Opponent?

Stephen Colbert wonders if Bush is refusing to endorse Ned Lamont?s Republican opponent in the Conn. Senate race because the president is so toxic these days. But Colbert also has another theory…

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE


Abu Ghraib Whistle-Blower Goes Public

The U.S. soldier who exposed the atrocities at the notorious Iraq prison camp is speaking out for the first time about his experiences. His claims are unexpected: “Nobody in command knew about the abuse, because nobody in command cared enough to find out.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


Bush butchers the language
Crooks and Liars

Is This a Trick Question?

Joe Scarborough, of all people, began his program on Tuesday by asking: ?Is Bush an ?idiot?? ? To provide context for his question, the MSNBC host let loose with a must-see highlight reel of the president?s assault on language and logic.

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


Russ Feingold
From ABC News

Feingold: Lieberman ‘Doesn’t Get It’

The hard-charging senator from Wisconsin swatted down Sen. Joe Lieberman’s claim that pulling out of Iraq would only embolden future would-be plane-bombing terrorists: ?Joe is showing with that regrettable statement that he doesn?t get it. He doesn?t get it.”

Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: War Critics Are Mainstream, Not Fringe

If more than half of the public supports withdrawal from Iraq, and nearly two-thirds disapproves of the president and his policy, isn’t that the “mainstream” position?

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


Lieberman Seeks to Exploit Terror News for Political Gain

Sen. Joe Lieberman seized upon news of the foiled British plane bombers to say that a victory for his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, in November would constitute a victory for the terrorists.

  • You know, when John at AMERICAblog asked who was going to be the first one to exploit this situation for political gain, he thought it would at least be a Republican….

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


  • Lamont victory speech
    From Crooks and Liars

    Lamont’s Victory Lap

  • Ned’s victory speech / transcript
  • Lieberman’s speech / transcript
  • Charting Lieberman’s downfall
  • Video clip bonanza at PoliticsTV
  • NYT Editorial: Revenge of the “irate moderates”
  • The Nation on Lamont’s “Digital Constituency”

  • Read Truthdig’s interview with Lamont

  • Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Poll: Lamont 54%, Lieberman 41%

    With only five days to go before their Aug. 8 Democratic primary, the political novice has opened up a commanding lead on the three-term senator from Connecticut. (Even with the 3% margin of error, Lamont is dusting his opponent.) h/t: Huff Po

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Outed CIA Agent Valerie Plame Sues Cheney, Rove

    From the AP: The CIA officer whose identity was leaked to reporters sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide and presidential advisor Karl Rove on Thursday, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career.

    Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Lieberman
    From manifoldreality.org

    Lieberman to Conn. Voters: Drop Dead!

    Well, we knew this was coming, but now it’s official: Sen. Joe Lieberman has created a new political party that he will use to appear on the November ballot if he loses the Democratic primary in August.

  • As such a move would amount to sticking his thumb in the eye of Conn. voters, the name of his new political party is deliciously ironic: Connecticut for Lieberman.

  • Maybe he should have picked something more representative of his backing: Lieberman for Lieberman

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


  • Ned to Joe

    Lamont Fends Off Lieberman With Fox News Sword

    Cute moment in Thursday’s debate in Connecticut’s Dem. Senate primary race: Sen. Lieberman tried to interrupt challenger Ned Lamont and Lamont silenced him by saying “...this isn’t Fox News, sir.”

    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Lamont and Lieberman
    From spazeboy.net

    Lamont and Lieberman Go Toe to Toe in Debate

    Conn. businessman Ned Lamont, who in the polls is closing in fast on Joe Lieberman, forced the three-term senator in a debate Thursday night to defend his strong support for President Bush over the Iraq war, in addition to charging that Lieberman has made his bed in Congress with lobbyists and special interest groups.
    A few elbows were thrown.

  • Video highlights
  • Individual video clips of each exchange
  • MSNBC Host: Lieberman used GOP talking points (he even channeled Reagan).
  • Lamont blog with media reactions, fact-checking and blogger coverage
  • Point of interest: One of the main blogs featured on Lamont’s site is My Left Nutmeg.
  • President Bush (interviewed before the debate) on Lieberman
  • Truthdig’s interview with Lamont
  • UPDATE #1: Blogger Enigmatic Paradox gives the debate to Lamont, but not for the reason you’d expect….

  • Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    President Bush
    AP / J. Scott Applewhite

    National Journal: Bush ‘Directed’ Cheney to Discredit Joe Wilson

    The president told federal investigators that he ordered Vice President Cheney to personally lead an effort to counter the allegations made by former Ambassador Joe Wilson that the White House had misrepresented intelligence to make the case to go to war with Iraq, according to people familiar with Bush’s statement, as quoted by Murray Waas of the National Journal.

  • If this story is correct, this not only links Bush with the CIA leak case, it puts him squarely at its helm.

  • Posted on Jul 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: Staying the Course, Without a Map

    Bush’s supporters will say anything to build support for the massively ill-conceived and unpopular Iraq war —anything, that is, except speaking honestly, because the truth cannot accommodate their crude partisan rhetoric.

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish - Biden’s Withdrawal Problems

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    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Lieberman
    From Newsweek

    Newsweek: Lieberman Very Vulnerable to Lamont Bid

    Newsweek says that pro-war Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) “stands a good chance of losing his August primary thanks to heavy blogger backing of his opponent, Ned Lamont.”

  • Support Ned!
  • Check out the Lamont-Truthdig interview

  • Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: On Capitol Hill, a Burning Issue

    As the Fourth of July approaches, show your support for our hard-won freedoms: Urge your senator not to make a mockery of them by voting for the flag burning ban.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: A Whiff of Brimstone, a Shameful Silence on Coulter

    “With the predictable regularity of a locust plague, Ann Coulter and her enablers at the once-reputable firm of Random House have issued yet another volume of fascistic entertainment. Now the hard-drinking, trash-talking, fortysomething bachelorette bills herself as a Christian moralist, in holy battle against the liberal heathens.”

    Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: Fire Chertoff, for Starters

    Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff may have again revealed his incompetence by slashing New York’s anti-terror funding, but the problems plaguing that agency reach far deeper than one man. 

    Posted on Jun 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Netroots Seen as Threat to Two-Party System

    Democratic strategist Joe Trippi writes that the rise of the Netroots-based organization Unite08 may be the harbinger of the end of the traditional two-party system in American politics.

    Posted on Jun 5, 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


    Lamont Seen as ‘Serious’ Challenger to Lieberman

    A key Democratic Party opinion-maker says this about Ned Lamont, who is challenging Joe Lieberman for a Conn. Senate seat: “He’s intelligent. He’s accomplished. There are no personal warts. He teaches in the Bridgeport public schools. How many people of his pedigree and background go do that?”

  • Earlier: See Lamont’s Truthdig interview.

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


  • Joe Conason: Nasty Foes Now Owe Apology to Gore

    “Like many prophets, Gore has often been derided as an annoyance, an extremist and possibly a madman. Every great American mind of our time felt compelled to take a shot at him.”

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Paul Krugman: A Bad Day for Joe Lieberman

    The N.Y. Times columnist writes that the Connecticut senator is in trouble, as evidenced by neophyte challenger Ned Lamont’s strong showing at the state Democratic Party’s nomination convention. Lieberman’s problem: He consistently parrots GOP talking points and has fallen out of touch with Connecticut voters.

  • Check out Ned Lamont’s Truthdig interview
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    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Nedrenaline!

    Ned Lamont’s bid to capture Joe Lieberman’s Connecticut Senate seat took a quantum leap this week when Lamont captured enough convention votes to force a primary against Lieberman. Jane at FDL has a great roundup of what the establishment is saying about Ned.

    Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Danger, Joe Lieberman: Lamont Coasts Into Primary

    Ned Lamont, the neophyte antiwar Democrat who is challenging Sen. Joe Lieberman for his seat in Conn., easily garnered enough votes to force a primary with Lieberman—who is Bush’s favorite Democrat.
    This is a big deal. Lieberman is in trouble. If you want to learn more about Lamont, check out the Truthdig interview.

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: On Immigration, Too Late for Bush’s Good Intentions

    “Bush has proved so incompetent as president that he lacks credibility. Sending thousands of troops southward now in an effort to appear tough only underscores his failure.”

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Cheney's Notes
    From talkingpointsmemo.com

    Cheney’s Notes May Reignite Leak Firestorm

    Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has disclosed handwritten notes by the vice president that ask whether former Ambassador Joe Wilson was sent to Niger on a “junket” by his wife. The notes appear on a copy of Wilson’s N.Y. Times Op-Ed piece that kicked off the controversy. (via Huff Po)

    Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Report: Plame Was Working on Iran When Outed

    Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? Well, she was apparently working on Iran when she was outed as a CIA agent by Robert Novak, and the outing allegedly damaged America’s ability to track Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

    Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Ned Lamont
    From nedlamont.com

    Ned Lamont: The Truthdig Interview

    The wealthy cable entrepreneur and darling of the progressive blogosphere discusses his antiwar primary challenge against Connecticut’s pro-war Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman. “The state party brass, they don’t like primaries. Competition is a little unsettling to them.”

    Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


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