Joe Conason / TruthdigJul 24, 2015
As soon as Donald Trump brayed that John McCain is "not a war hero" and went on to mock his suffering in North Vietnamese captivity, nearly every would-be presidential candidate in the GOP immediately sought to wrap the loud-mouthed celebrity's gaffe around his neck. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 4, 2014
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's recent alarm about the CIA's interrogation methods since 9/11 spurred the Senate Intelligence Committee, which she chairs, to vote Thursday in favor of releasing key details from a lengthy report about the CIA's activities. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigMar 22, 2013
A look at the day's political happenings, including Sen. Rand Paul's "news flash" for Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, and Sen. Saxby Chambliss tells a reporter that “I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one.” Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigFeb 14, 2013
A look at the day's political happenings, including an assertion made by Sen. Marco Rubio during his SOTU response is questioned and the Republicans' so-called Benghazi witch hunt makes its way into Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew's confirmation hearing. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigNov 27, 2012
We're seeing the first signs in years that on the question of taxation -- one of the fundamental responsibilities of government -- the GOP may be starting to recover its senses. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigNov 27, 2012
A look at the day's political happenings, including another legal challenge to President Obama's health care law and billionaire Warren Buffet discusses what Congress should do about taxing the wealthy. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 19, 2011
President Obama announced his support Tuesday for a deficit-reduction plan drafted by a bipartisan Senate group known as the "Gang of Six." The lawmakers' proposal promises to reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Ruth Marcus / TruthdigJan 28, 2011
The president talks the talk about fiscal responsibility. But the evidence suggests he's not willing to spend the political capital to translate that talk into action. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 4, 2010
Even though the U.S. military's top brass specifically called this week for the "don't ask, don't tell" policy to be repealed, that didn't stop certain Republican congressmen from putting on an impressive show of jackassery in response. Winning top honors among that latter group, at least in Jon Stewart's book, was Sen. John McCain. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 2, 2008
In this age of YouTube and ever-diminishing privacy, those who choose to position themselves -- and, by extension, their families -- in the public eye ought to know not to let a potentially creepy moment like this make it to video. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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