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Jim DeMint Would Accept Compromise On Bush Tax Cuts

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), the Pied Piper of the incoming congressional class of Tea Party pols, said on Sunday that he would be open to a compromise proposal on the expiring Bush tax cuts. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the South Carolina Republican was asked if he could feasibly vote for a package that saw […]

Mary Bottari: Pants on Fire: the Whoppers of the 2010 Election Cycle

The Center for Media and Democracy tracks corporate spin and government propaganda. These are our candidates for the most misleading campaign ads of 2010, what are yours? Big Lie #1: Health Care Reform Guts Medicare In a nationally coordinated effort, Republicans and pro-Republican groups attacked Democrats for supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), making misleading […]

Lawrence G. McDonald: Don’t Expect Much From This Lame Duck

It’s right out there in front of us like an Iceberg on the horizon. I’m seeing more and more hedge funds and asset management firms focused on Washington DC based policy moves to come up with crucial investment decisions. There is a secular change going on, investors ignore Capitol Hill at your peril. With this […]

Terry Newell: "If It’s Legal, It Must be OK"

Former President George W. Bush emerged from his nearly two-year, self-imposed silence recently to speak about his presidency, part of the publicity campaign for his new book Decision Points. One of those decision points was his approval of water-boarding on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al-Qaeda terrorist believed to be the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. […]

Anis Shivani: The Prince and the Paupers

This would be less grim to talk about if Bush weren’t still with us. But he is, in every way that matters. The Bush Doctrine lives. No leading American politician can disavow the two key aspects of the Bush Doctrine: that we cannot distinguish terrorists from the countries where they live, and that we must […]

San Francisco May Vote On Circumcision Ban

San Francisco residents may vote on a ballot measure next year that would outlaw circumcision. The initiative, which requires 7,000 signatures before it can be added to next November’s ballot, would make it a misdemeanor to “circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the…genitals” of all minors, and would not make exceptions for religious reasons. The decision […]

U.S. Gave Ex-Nazis ‘Safe Haven,’ According To DOJ Report

A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad. From The Huffington Post