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Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Palin may not even understand the significance of her baseless attacks on Obama that are straight out of the neocon playbook.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2008, Source: Consortium News

McCain and Palin reach a new level of campaign dishonesty as they tell lies about their records and their opponent. But will they pay a price?

Posted on: Sep 9, 2008, Source: Consortium News

McCain is falsely clinging to his support of more troops in Iraq as the reason for decreasing violence. And the media is buying it.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2008, Source: Consortium News

In her two executive jobs in Alaska, Palin ousted top law-enforcement officials because they were insufficiently loyal or not malleable enough.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: Consortium News

The price tag for John McCain's war lust would mean virtually every other national priority would be short-changed or neglected.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Instead of acting like journalists, the mainstream media have become McCain's personal assistants, regurgitating his B.S. without question.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2008, Source: Consortium News

If you listen to Bush's legal advisors, questions about the limits of his authority might not be hypothetical anymore.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2008, Source: Consortium News

The Democratic leadership cleared the way for the president and his collaborators to evade punishment for defying the law.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Is John McCain like George W. Bush, someone who has learned that the media is hesitant to call a Republican politician a liar?

Posted on: Jun 8, 2008, Source: Consortium News

McCain is a hard-line neocon allied with Bush's 'preemptive war' theories abroad and his concept of an all-powerful 'unitary executive' at home.

Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Imagine the dire consequences if McCain appoints a fifth radical Supreme Court justice who believes in an all-powerful Executive Branch.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Behind the scenes, Hillary Clinton's campaign has been pushing a tenuous connection between Barack Obama and a Vietnam-era radical.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: Consortium News

We're already dangerously close to that reality.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008, Source: Consortium News

The Iraq War represents a systemic failure of American political and journalistic institutions.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2008, Source: Consortium News

It comes down to which candidate believes in top-down politics, and which believes in bottom-up grassroots activism.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Hillary has shown she'll do whatever it takes to win, even if that means overriding the majority of voters and skirting campaign finance laws.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2008, Source: Consortium News

George Bush winks at indiscriminate killings, further tarring the reputation of the U.S. military.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2008, Source: Consortium News

We could expect more truth and transparency for starters.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2008, Source: Consortium News

It seems naive to hope Bush's successor will reject his most destructive policies.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Hillary's third-place finish in Iowa dealt a stunning blow to the Clintons' attempt at establishing a political dynasty.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Is Obama's admitted youthful drug use more dangerous than seven years of Secret Service files on Hil and Bill?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Democrats think the public is just interested in new social programs, but voters are looking for something more inspirational.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: Consortium News

The neocons may have lost a lot of clout with Bush, but it's dangerous to assume they are out of power.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2007, Source: Consortium News

For decades, the Bush family has operated above the law, using powerful connections to brush aside evidence that would put lesser Americans in the slammer.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Hillary Clinton has been subject to regular surveillance by Bush's Executive Branch -- and history suggests that it might be used against her in the coming election.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Al Gore’s supporters are making a last-ditch bid to convince him to make another run for the presidency. Will he change his mind now that he's won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Posted on: Oct 11, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Twelve months after being swept into Congress, the Democrats have caved in again and again to a weak and unpopular president.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2007, Source: Consortium News

If elected, would Hillary Clinton sweep Bush White House scandals under the rug like her husband did?

Posted on: Aug 12, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Mindful of the political fallout from the rising American death toll in Iraq, the U.S. military has pulled back from widespread use of aggressive tactics with ground troops this summer.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2007, Source: Consortium News

The extraordinary secrecy surrounding the spying operations revealed in Alberto Gonzales' Senate testimony is not aimed at al-Qaeda, but at the American people.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Bush snared front-page attention for his supposed shift on global warming, but comments from his NASA chief that a hotter planet might actually be beneficial continue to reflect Bush's long-held doubts about the urgency of the problem.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Al-Qaeda's resurgence in new Pakistani strongholds is the latest sign that George W. Bush is losing the 'Global War on Terror' and has become a dangerous liability to the American people.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2007, Source: Consortium News

Much as he did before the Iraq invasion, George W. Bush is limiting the debate about war with Iran, offering assurances that he considers war "a last resort" even as he moves his military forces into place.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2007, Source: Consortium News

From the beginning of the "war on terror," George W. Bush has lied to the American people about the goals, motivation and even the identity of the enemy -- and that is sounding the death knell for the Republic.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: Consortium News

With 3,000 American soldiers already dead along with possibly a half million or more Iraqis, Bush is determined to escalate the war in the Middle East into a pitched battle for his presidential legacy.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2006, Source: Consortium News

Intelligence sources say President Bush -- along with Israel's Ehud Olmert and the UK's Tony Blair -- are weighing the possibility of Israeli-led attacks on Syria and Iran in early 2007, with the United States providing logistical back-up.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2006, Source: Consortium News

As U.S. policy in the oil-rich region spins out of control, the stark choice confronting the American people will be whether the country can stand two more years of this or whether it's time for Bush to go.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2006, Source: Consortium News

Two decades ago, Robert Gates wanted to bomb Nicaragua, considered too extreme even by the Reagan administration. Now Official Washington is treating Gates as the returning Wise Man who will get us out of Iraq.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2006, Source: Consortium News

The Nov. 7 elections are shaping up as not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats, but a test of how gullible -- and how divorced from reality -- the American people have become.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2006, Source: Consortium News

Bush's defenders say he's just an honest guy who gets lots of bad information but the evidence points to a leader who wants his subordinates to give him a steady supply of "talking points" that can be used to achieve his goals whether the arguments are true, half true or totally false.