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It's not polite to speak ill of the dead, but Jimmy Carter is still harboring a grudge from his health care showdown with Ted Kennedy. Asked about his use of the words "irresponsible and abusive" to describe the Senate lion, the former president said Kennedy opposed his health care proposal out of spite.

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After 30 years of failure, and thanks to the political opportunism of the current commander in chief, the Afghanistan war is still without end or logical purpose.Thanks to the political opportunism of the current commander in chief, the Afghanistan war is still without end or logical purpose.

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Jimmy Carter was ultimately undone by a hostage crisis and the word Somalia still haunts Bill Clinton's legacy. While the weekend rescue of a hostage held by Somali pirates was of a much smaller scale and under totally different circumstances than those events, President Obama must be relieved that it is behind him, a success. And now that it's over, it seems the president was more involved than he initially let on.

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Have we learned nothing from the Iraq war? The Obama regime is gunning for more fighting in Afghanistan at a time when the U.S. should be seeking more talk.

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Unbeknown to the House Republicans who voted unanimously against President Obama's stimulus package, we are in the midst of a rare fundamental shift in American politics.

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So Joe the Plumber is off to report on the Gaza conflict for Pajamas Media. Is this one of the signs of the apocalypse? Jon Stewart breaks it down in this "Daily Show" clip after his in-depth analysis of a recent presidential huddle at the White House.

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The founders of Global Zero, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev and Sir Richard Branson, want to do for nuclear disarmament what Al Gore and other environmentalists did for climate change. While the vast majority of the world's citizens seem to favor going nukeless, the issue has been confined to the back burner.

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Republicans will try to tie memories of Jimmy Carter to the new Democratic president by conjuring up disturbing visions of policy failure and "malaise."

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