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Month: June 2012

June 20, 2012
New 9/11 Documents Expose the "Nobody Could Have Predicted" President

On Tuesday, the National Security Archive released a trove of 120 previously secret documents concerning the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. With revelations about the CIA's budget concerns in 2000 and the unheeded warnings in 2001, the picture they paint isn't a pretty one for either Bill Clinton or George W. Bush. […]

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June 19, 2012
The Chutzpah of Mitt Romney

Earlier this month, Team Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul explained her candidate's rule for determining the fairness of press coverage of his Mormon faith. "Our test to see if a similar story would be written about others' religion," Saul declared, "is to substitute 'Jew' or 'Jewish.'" That revelation prompted Jeffrey Goldberg to ask, "What If Mitt […]

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June 18, 2012
Romney: I Do - and Don't - Need OK from Congress to Attack Iran

On Sunday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made two stunning statements about Iran. First, Romney managed to unlearn the entire history of the Cold War by claiming the United State "cannot survive" the advent of a nuclear Iran. Just as jaw-dropping, Governor Romney told Face the Nation that as President he would not need authorization […]

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June 16, 2012
Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller: "Our Goal is Not to Get Republicans Elected"

After his reporter Neil Munro's disgraceful performance at the White House Friday, Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson rushed to his defense, complaining "I don't remember Diane Sawyer scolding her colleague Sam Donaldson for heckling President Reagan." Donaldson was quick to respond, countering "I never interrupted any president while he was making a formal presentation of […]

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June 15, 2012
The Three Word Legacy of George H.W. Bush

As he turns 88 this week, former President George H.W. Bush is being celebrated for a lifetime of service to his nation. In the HBO documentary 41, Bush the Elder speaks personally about his career as a World War II aviator, member of Congress, CIA director, ambassador to China, vice president and, of course, occupant […]

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June 14, 2012
Romney's Big Lie on the Economy Now Bigger than Ever

If nothing else, you have to admire Mitt Romney's persistence. After he formally announced his candidacy a year ago by declaring when President Obama "took office, the economy was in recession, and he made it worse, and he made it last longer," fact checkers quickly demolished Romney's obvious falsehood. But despite his subsequent denial just […]

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June 13, 2012
John Cornyn is the Very Model of a Modern Major Republican

During a highly charged Senate hearing on Tuesday, Texas Republican John Cornyn demanded the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. That Cornyn would emerge from GOP central casting to lead the right-wing witch hunt against Holder comes as no surprise (and not just because of his staunch opposition to man-box turtle marriage). After all, back […]

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June 12, 2012
Romney's $25 Billion Voucher Plan Puts Public Schools at Risk

For Mitt Romney, the love that dare not speak its name is "vouchers." Two weeks after he delivered a major address on education policy in which he never mentioned the V word, the New York Times detailed Romney's proposal to divert $25 billion in taxpayer dollars to religious, private and for-profit schools. But voters don't […]

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June 11, 2012
The Hilarious Hypocrisy of the Bush League Leakers

On Friday, President Obama denounced as "offensive" and "wrong" allegations that he was behind the leaks of U.S. cyber attacks on Iran and the terrorist "kill list," Attorney General Eric Holder announced he was assigning two U.S. attorneys to investigate the classified security breach. Nevertheless, the usual suspect on right are continuing their drumbeat about […]

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June 10, 2012
Romney Adviser Attacks President Obama in Germany

"Politics," Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg declared during Harry Truman's presidency decades ago, "stops at the water's edge." Not, it turns out, for Mitt Romney. Three years ago, Romney blasted Obama's "apology tour" even as the President was visiting Cairo, Ankara and other capitals. (For that slander, the Washington Post fact-checker gave Romney a "Four Pinocchio" […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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