Stories by Ben Armbruster

Benjamin J. Armbruster is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress. subscribe to Ben Armbruster's feed

Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The most expensive conflicts in U.S. history.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress

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Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Unemployment insurance provides a vital lifeline to more than 10 million Americans currently looking for work in an environment where jobs are scarce.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Never mind reality, Kristol and his washed-up neocon gang are increasingly turning their sights on Iran

Posted on: Nov 27, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The idea was born when Gingrich retracted an “Entrepreneur of the Year” award he accidentally presented to Dallas strip club owner Dawn Rizos last year.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Pie graphs never lie. Except when they do.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

More important to have the Administration engaged in New Orleans, than for the President to appear in photo-ops.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Big Bill was shut down unexpectedly last night by fellow Fox Newser Brit Hume. Go figure.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"Add one more soldier to the Left's war on Fox News: Oscar the Grouch."

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

That's just great.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Beck's power among conservatives is far and wide.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Top Nixon aide Pat Buchanan dismissed out-of-hand any comparison of Obama to Nixon.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The former house speaker may run into problems, given a new wave of support for the public option.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Sad that this has become the norm in the health care debate.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Hate radio host Rush Limbaugh is involved in a bid to purchase the National Football League’s St. Louis Rams.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Is this all part of a brilliant strategy to save the Republican party?

Posted on: Aug 5, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Seems inappropriate.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) withdrew the amendment to a defense appropriations bill after pressure from the White House and some in Congress.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Wurzelbacher described himself as a "dumb plumber" who nevertheless could understand the Constitution.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

So-called "experts" are pushing for more emphasis on religion's role in the colonies while aiming to eliminate actual historical events.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Ensign plans to run for re-election in 2012. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell does not seem that excited about it.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Interesting take on that whole checks and balances thing.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The Prime Minister lives in a state of perpetual crisis.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Maybe he should try flying coach.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Powell said Sotomayor is a "gifted" and an "accomplished woman" with "a judicial record that seems to be balanced and tries to follow the law."

Posted on: Jun 16, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Zubaydah said he endured “months of suffering and torture” on the false premise that he was an al-Qaeda leader.

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