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New Year Fiscal Cliff

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 READ MORE

Dunk Him

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Hillary Clinton for President in 2016?

The New Yorker’s David Remnick says the answer to that question, based on the secretary of state’s appearance at the annual Saban Forum over the weekend, is yes, “she’s running.”

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Bernat Armangue

In Gaza, Status Quo Won’t Do

The drama unfolding in Gaza seems numbingly familiar. This time, however, there’s a big and potentially tragic difference: Not even the actors—Palestinians and Israelis—can possibly know how it will turn out.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Hatem Moussa

Israel Continues Gaza Bombardment While Preparing Ground Troops

Health officials quoted by The Guardian said that of the 21 Gazans killed in Israeli airstrikes Sunday, nine were children and four were women. Haaretz reports meanwhile that “the Israel Defense Force is continuing its intensive preparations for the ground phase of Operation Pillar of Defense.”

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 READ MORE

Nothing Great About the ‘Grand Bargain’

The president and Congress reaching a “grand bargain” would mean significant cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; some Republican senators believe Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique on American citizens; meanwhile, millions showed up to the largest coordinated strike Europe has ever seen. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 READ MORE

47 Percent Part Two

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Obama Rides the Bailout to Victory

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Obama’s Win

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GOP Raincloud

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Trump Dump

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The Final Flip-Flop

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Obama Wins

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Seal of the President of…

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Message to Supporters

This is what the president had to say to the millions of volunteers who helped propel him to victory in an extraordinarily close election.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE

Elections and Economy

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Marathon to Washington

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Frankenstorm Election

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Republicans, Racism and Romney

Romney’s campaign is benefiting from racism among voters; Catalonia’s cry for independence is inspiring violent threats from Spanish institutions; meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” immense popularity reflects the modern sexual condition. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 READ MORE

Debate Tuesday

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 READ MORE

Steady Leadership

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Debate Fallout

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Campaign Drones

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Election 2012

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Cuts to Medicare

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 READ MORE

Obama Is Going to Win

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Voter ID Laws

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 READ MORE

Paul Ryan

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The Diplomat

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Romney’s British Bankers Dinner

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE

Romney and Obamacare

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 READ MORE

Robert Scheer and KPFA’s Philip Maldari: A Spirited Debate

Robert Scheer and KPFA’s Philip Maldari chat about issues including state politics, Rambo Obama’s use of executive power, the facade of the two-party system and the unresolved economic crisis.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 READ MORE

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Recall Elections, Proposition 8 Moves Closer to Supreme Court and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Wisconsin recall election, the next step in the battle to legalize same-sex marriage in California and Bill O’Reilly’s election prediction.

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 READ MORE

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Say ‘Hi-Ho!’ as They Strip-Search You

Reflecting on his arrest with Kurt Vonnegut while protesting apartheid outside the South African consulate in the early 1980s, David Lindorff, founder of the news blog This Can’t Be Happening, says he and the author might be treated differently if they were arrested today.

Posted on May 26, 2012 READ MORE

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Dispatches From Cairo: Blood, Youth and Revolution

The rough mobilization and confrontation that have occurred at every juncture in Egypt’s post-revolutionary evolution is happening again as the first true presidential election in the nation’s long history approaches.

Posted on May 4, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Vincent Yu

Obama Unimpressed With North Korea’s Missile-Launching Prowess

North Korea’s missile launch Friday didn’t quite go as planned, as the country’s $850 million (or so) show of military technology fizzled out after a couple of minutes.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 READ MORE

Egyptians Rally Against Suleiman

Of all the people to step in and take the still-revolutionizing nation of Egypt to another level in its post-Arab Spring era, former President Hosni Mubarak’s intelligence chief Omar Suleiman probably isn’t the man for the job.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 READ MORE

Slouching Toward Washington

Mark Edward Taylor’s “Branding Obamessiah: The Rise of an American Idol” lays out the six sacred branding strategies—taken from the world of advertising—used to turn a mere mortal from Chicago into the image of an American savior.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Gene J. Puskar

Mitt’s It: Santorum Bows Out

After a long primary season involving sudden upswings and fizzles, plus a couple of comebacks, there is little room left for doubt that Mitt Romney is going to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee now that his biggest competition, in the form of the sweater vest containing Rick Santorum, has dropped out of the contest.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 READ MORE

White House Easter Egg Hunt Leftover

Posted on Apr 8, 2012 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama, Candidate in Chief

President Obama shifts into full campaign mode as Romney inches closer to inevitability in his race to become the Republican nominee. In his day job as sitting president, Obama faced some setbacks from SCOTUS and a weaker-than-expected jobs report.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Carolyn Kaster

Women as Wedge Issue

It’s high election season, and that means the leaders in this year’s presidential battle need a good wedge issue or two to get voters all exercised and in touch with their innermost convictions (read: Get them to the polls). Why not seek that in the collective form of roughly half the nation’s population?

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 READ MORE

New Job Numbers for March Don’t Meet Expectations

This would feel like horse-race politics, employment edition, if only the stakes weren’t so high: The Department of Labor released employment data on Friday for the month of March, and the results didn’t match more optimistic projections for the blustery month.

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Obama’s (Smaller) Army of Volunteers

The night after President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act was being mercilessly attacked by U.S. Supreme Court conservatives, I was surprised to find a group of Obama volunteers cheerfully gathered in a nondescript office building east of Los Angeles to make phone calls for the president’s campaign.

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Romney Blasts Obama’s Rhetoric as Editors Look On

Mitt Romney sure is acting like a man who has it in the bag, and he practically does after racking up more wins lately in the GOP primary sweepstakes. That means, of course, that it’s time to show President Obama what he’s got, and on Wednesday he threw down by accusing Obama of ... “rhetorical excess.” Wait, what?

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 READ MORE

Sinking Gingrich Calls for One More Debate

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 READ MORE

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Why Can’t Ron Paul Get More Traction?

He doesn’t lack enthusiastic supporters, nor is his campaign short on cash, and he’s galvanized scores of younger voters. So why isn’t Ron Paul able to clinch the Republican presidential nomination—or even come within spitting distance—this time around?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 READ MORE

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