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Month: November 2012

November 30, 2012
Right Ignores Cheney, Halliburton in Attack on Rice's Iran Business Links

Reports this week that UN Ambassador Susan Rice and her Canadian husband Ian Cameron have investments in firms involved with the Keystone XL pipeline project and past energy deals in Iran are drawing scrutiny across the political spectrum. But conservatives eager to link Rice to Tehran might want to think twice. For starters, Rice's holdings […]

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November 28, 2012
Obama's Gift to Mitt Romney

On Thursday, President Obama as promised will host Mitt Romney in a private lunch meeting at the White House. There, a magnanimous Obama should offer a parting gift to the small man who accused him of buying reelection by dispensing "gifts" to women, African-Americans, Hispanics, college students and other self-proclaimed "victims" supposedly comprising the 47 […]

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November 25, 2012
Why McCain Wants GOP to Leave Abortion Alone

Appearing on Fox News Sunday morning, Arizona Senator John McCain urged his Republican Party to leave the abortion issue "alone." Given the drubbing among women voters the GOP endured thanks in part to anti-abortion extremists like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, McCain's fear is well-founded. Well-founded and very personal. After all, the same John McCain […]

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November 23, 2012
It's Cheney Time on Benghazi

During a heated exchange on the Senate floor back in June 2004, Vice President Dick Cheney famously told Vermont Democrat Pat Leahy, "f**k yourself." Looking back on the episode six years later, Cheney told Fox News that he had no "qualms, second thoughts, or embarrassment" about his Leahy outburst, because "I thought he merited it […]

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November 21, 2012
Walmart Owners Look to Slash Federal Tax Payments

Black Friday is the single biggest shopping day of the year. And this Friday, all eyes will be on Walmart, the nation's single biggest retailer and employer. But while the planned protests at 1,000 of the chain's 4,000 locations will keep the focus on Walmart's below-industry standard pay to its 1.3 million associates, the company's […]

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November 20, 2012
Four Years Later, Media Still Getting It Wrong on Tax Rates

As President Obama continues to press his plan to slice $800 billion off the national debt by ending tax cuts for the top two percent of earners, the New York Times on Sunday profiled upper-income Americans trying to skirt the modestly higher bill. But the Times didn't merely fail to note the economic boom they […]

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November 19, 2012
Blue States Will Rescue America from the Fiscal Cliff

In Washington and on Wall Street, there is growing optimism in the wake of President Obama's White House meeting with Congressional leaders Friday that the U.S. will avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." After their drubbing on Election Day, Republicans are walking back their scorched-earth opposition to new tax revenue to reduce the national debt. But […]

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November 19, 2012
John McCain Rewrites His Epitaph

As John McCain launched his first run for the White House in 1999, he was forced to confront the Keating Five scandal that nearly ended his political career. "The fact is, it was the wrong thing to do," McCain acknowledged, "and it will be on my tombstone and deservedly so." As it turns out, John […]

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November 18, 2012
Rubio Joins Republicans Claiming Rich Will Evade Higher Taxes

Republicans still refusing to countenance modestly higher tax rates for the wealthiest Americans are facing a moral dilemma. If tax cuts for the gilded-class do not in fact drive economic growth and job creation, then the GOP has been draining the United States Treasury for the sole purpose of needlessly padding the bank accounts of […]

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November 15, 2012
Republicans Offer Advice for Obama on Benghazi Probe

If there's one thing both parties in Washington can agree on, it is the necessity of getting to the bottom of the September 11th assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has already agreed to testify to Congress after the completion […]

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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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