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John McCain has made much of his reputation as a "maverick," but, as Reason magazine's Matt Welch lays out in this clip, McCain the Neocon has emerged as the Republican presidential nominee's dominant political persona and the one he'll take into the White House if he wins.

John Dean on ?Pure Goldwater?

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Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer interviews John Dean about "Pure Goldwater," his new collaboration with the late senator's son. The book is a reminder that American conservatism has drifted far from its original heading.

John Dean on 'Pure Goldwater'
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Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer interviews John Dean about "Pure Goldwater," his new collaboration with the late senator's son. The book is a reminder that American conservatism has drifted far from its original heading.

Carl Bernstein:  Hillary?s Politics From 1968 to 2008
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter on Watergate has just published "A Woman in Charge," a biography of Hillary Clinton, for which he interviewed almost 100 of her friends and enemies. Carl Bernstein spoke recently with Truthdig's Jon Wiener about the first former first lady to make a bid for the presidency.

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The veteran political observer argues that the Democrats' retreat on the war spending bill is but a temporary setback in a much longer struggle they are sure to win, if only opponents of the war are patient, determined and ready for the next fight.

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Dan Goldwater, a gubernatorial candidate in Arizona and nephew of the late Sen Barry Goldwater, told a Spanish news agency that he wanted to hold undocumented immigrants in camps to use them "as labor in the construction of a wall and to clean the areas of the Arizona desert that they're polluting"

  • He claims, however, that his words were taken out of context--that he only wanted to put convicted immigrant felons to work
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