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Toronto Mayor Reportedly Knew Location of Video Said to Show Him Smoking Crack Cocaine

Before he denied the existence of a cellphone video of him allegedly smoking crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confirmed to senior aides at a meeting in City Hall nearly two weeks ago that he knew such a video had been shot and where it was being kept, the Toronto Star reported Thursday.

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Anderson Cooper Slams Michele Bachmann Over Lies

In the wake of the congresswoman’s announcement that she would not seek re-election in 2014, the CNN host took her to task on his program Wednesday night for making “factually incorrect statements” (that’s putting it mildly) over the years, including some that she made on his show.

Posted on May 30, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Christie and Obama









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Engineering









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Michele Bachmann Retires









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Bachmann’s Craziest Comments, Ricin Letter Sent to Bloomberg, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the likely next head of the FBI is revealed and a governor up for re-election in 2014 gets set to switch political parties this week.

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Same-Sex Marriage: The New Normal

An estimated 150,000 people took to the streets of the French capital Sunday to protest the same-sex legislation signed into law last week. Meanwhile, in the south of the country, the Palme d’Or, the highest honor of the Cannes Film Festival, was awarded to “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” a long and very explicit movie about a teenager’s wakening lesbianism.

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U.S. Banks Rake In Record $40.3 Billion in Quarter

Business is clearly good again for the financial institutions that were rescued by American taxpayers just a few short years ago. Thanks in part to increased revenue from customer fees, U.S. banks’ profits soared to a record high for the first quarter of 2013, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported Wednesday.

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A Time for Harry Reid’s Backbone

Don’t be sidetracked Wednesday with the news of Michele Bachmann’s decision not to run again. That’s small potatoes relative to the biggest political and economic issue—and showdown—emerging in Congress.

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Bye-Bye Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann, the tea party favorite from Minnesota who was recently dubbed the winner of “Real Time’s” 2013 Craziest Congressman contest by host Bill Maher, announced Wednesday that she will not seek re-election in 2014.

Posted on May 29, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Free Press









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White House Detours









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Obama Drone Rules









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Scandal









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DoD/MC1 Chad J. McNeeley

America’s Misguided Pivot to Asia

China certainly is no military threat to the continental United States, or to its security, economy or major national interests.

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Prominent Republicans Fret Over GOP’s Decline

Reading Political Wire on Tuesday, one gets the sense that Republican retirement homes are even more raucous with discontent than usual.

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Driving While Barack









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Our National Symbol









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IRS Pleads the Fifth









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Sacrifice to the Gun God









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White House/Pete Souza

Declaring the 9/11 Era Over

President Obama wisely avoided the phrase “mission accomplished” in his major speech last week about the “war on terror,” but columnists aren’t obliged to be so circumspect: It is time to declare victory and get on with our lives.

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Obama’s Guantanamo









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White House / Pete Souza

The Obama Riddle

You wonder if President Obama sometimes finds himself singing a variant on Kermit the Frog’s anthem about the burdens of being green: It’s not easy being Barack Obama.

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Economists Behind Discredited Austerity Study Lash Out at Paul Krugman

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, the Harvard economists whose influential pro-austerity study was recently exposed as being seriously flawed, have penned a scathing open letter to the New York Times columnist, who has been a major critic of their work and one of the leading voices in the anti-austerity movement.

Posted on May 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal

In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture—and big donors—have fallen through the cracks. Consider this our Top 6 list of need-to-know facts on “dark money” groups.

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Sam I Am









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Memorial Day









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Secret Drone Program









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War Footing









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VA Backlog









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Drones and Gitmo









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Weiner Announces Candidacy for NYC Mayor









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Wayne









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African Unity Gains









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Why Democrats Can’t Be Trusted to Control Wall Street

Who needs Republicans when Wall Street has the Democrats? With the help of congressional Democrats, the Street is rolling back financial reforms enacted after its near meltdown.

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Why Is the IRS Involved in Politics in the First Place?

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why the IRS scandal misses the point, drones threaten privacy, and the other people in sports still trapped in the closet.

Posted on May 24, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Why Is the IRS Involved in Politics in the First Place?

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why the IRS scandal misses the point, drones threaten privacy, and the other people in sports still trapped in the closet.

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Trash









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Obama and the GOP









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Drone Rules









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Under the FBI Thumb









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Guantanamo Rubik









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Voter Turnout in L.A.









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After Oklahoma Disaster, Give Thanks to Government

There is something troubling about government leaders initially implying—if subtly—that a nongovernmental response is as significant as a governmental one.

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Obama Heckled During Speech, Warren Lands a Book Deal, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why an Oklahoma senator thinks federal disaster relief to his state after a deadly tornado is unnecessary and John McCain gets all maverick-y again.

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Immigration









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Drunk GOP









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Paul McCartney: Free Pussy Riot

In a letter to Russian authorities this week, former Beatle Paul McCartney asked them to release the remaining members of Pussy Riot from prison. McCartney’s missive comes as the punk band’s Maria Alyokhina began a hunger strike after she was not allowed to attend her own parole hearing.

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More Exposés, Less Action

This new media landscape is more hostile to the civic community and discourages the younger generation from believing that change is truly within our grasp.

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Make Love









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