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Month: April 2008

April 30, 2008
Bush Jawbones Congress, Not OPEC, Over Oil Prices

One day after the price of oil hit a record of $119 a barrel, President Bush predictably pointed the finger of blame at Congress. During his often bizarre press conference Tuesday, Bush lambasted Capitol Hill for the skyrocketing oil prices which have more than tripled during his tenure. But while the President dredged up proposals […]

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April 29, 2008
Obama Disavows Wright; McCain Still Silent on Hagee, Armageddon and Iran

Barack Obama in no uncertain terms today made a clear break with his incendiary former minister, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. But despite Obama's disavowal of his one-time pastor's outrageous statements, the media spotlight continues to shine on Wright. Meanwhile, John McCain has maintained his silence on the dangerous vision of Armageddon and Iran held by […]

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April 29, 2008
Democrats Losing the Character War

Two recent polls suggest that Democrats are winning minds but losing hearts in the war for the White House in 2008. Despite surveys showing that Americans consistently prefer Democratic positions over those of Republicans across virtually every issue, a new Rasmussen poll found voters trust John McCain more than either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. […]

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April 28, 2008
McCain's Age-Old Punchline: "I'm Older Than Dirt"

Back on November 30, 2006, future Republican presidential nominee John McCain joked, "I'm older than dirt." A year and a half later, DNC research director Mike Gehrke was reprimanded for agreeing with him. Last week, Gehrke appropriated a joke from Jay Leno, all in the name of a little ageist fun. As ABC's Jake Tapper […]

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April 28, 2008
McCain-Hagee Armageddon Watch: Day 61

On Sunday, Barack Obama appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and marked an end to the right-wing network's 772-day "Obama Countdown Clock." Meanwhile, another clock, this time for Republican John McCain, keeps on ticking. 61 days after accepting his endorsement, the media has not asked - and John McCain has not answered - […]

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April 28, 2008
Supreme Court OKs Indiana ID Law, GOP Vote Suppression Strategy

Just one day after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told Americans to "get over" the 2000 decision that handed the presidency to George W. Bush, the Supreme Court today rubber stamped an essential tactic in the all-out Republican war to suppress the turnout of minority - and likely Democratic - voters. By a 6-3 vote, […]

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April 25, 2008
McCain's Answer for Poverty? eBay!

In Martin County, Kentucky this week, John McCain added another one his "Forgotten Places" to the growing list of places his campaign would now like to forget. With a straight face, McCain told the residents of the economically devastated region that eBay represents their economic future. And he did so by appropriating the words of […]

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April 24, 2008
McCain, Hagee and the Media's Missing Question on War with Iran

In New Orleans as part of his so-called "Forgotten Places" tour, former Navy airman John McCain found himself evading incoming flak over the most recent comments of Pastor John Hagee. Coming just days after George Stephanolous lobbed him a Hagee softball, McCain faced questions over Hagee's assertions that "God's hand" was behind Hurricane Katrina because […]

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April 24, 2008
Bush Gave Green Light for Israeli Settlements in Secret '04 Letter

A hallmark of the Bush presidency has been the public disavowal of actions already taken in secret. In just the latest episode of Bush White House duplicity, the Washington Post revealed today that President Bush in 2004 secretly approved the expansion of existing Israeli settlements on the West Bank despite his stated policy to the […]

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April 24, 2008
Two Cheers for Jenna Bush

With her presidential wedding just weeks away, First Daughter Jenna Bush will once again be the subject of celebrity and political gossip alike. Just a few years ago, the bar-hopping the Bush twin seemed destined to follow in her father's footsteps as a Republican Party Animal. As it turns out, on abstinence policy and the […]

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