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Oct 24 2015
Benghazi panel reconsiders scope of email probe
Amid growing Democratic accusations of overreaching, especially on the matter of Hillary Clinton’s emails, Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee are now reconsidering how aggressively to pursue the email scandal that’s been dogging the Democratic front-runner. The committee is also undecided about whether to call ex-Clinton campaign staffer Heather Samuelson, who helped screen Clinton’sPolitico
Jun 03 2012
Why Political Ads In 2012 May All Look Alike
Among the biggest advertisers in the presidential campaign is a group that says it doesn't do political advertising: Crossroads GPS. Crossroads GPS — which stands for Grassroots Policy Strategies — was co-founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove. It and others like it enable wealthy donors to finance attack ads while avoiding the public identification they would face if they gave to moreNPR (Online News)
Feb 28 2013
Rove: My Posterior Was Shredded Over Election
Republican political strategist Karl Rove says donors to his American Crossroads super PAC have treated him roughly after the GOPs disappointing results in the elections last year.
“My posterior was shredded a little bit by donors wondering why we are writing checks forpeople who then turn around and run such lousy campaigns, Rove said at a speech Wednesday in Dallas, according to TheNewsmax (News)
Sep 18 2016
IS THIS TRUMP’S BIGGEST FINANCIAL CON YET?
One of the biggest mysteries about the long con of Donald Trump's presidential campaign is how he has convinced millions of middle-class white Americans that he truly gives a shit about them. How can it be, I’ve often wondered, that a billionaire who lives in a pink-marble triplex high above Fifth Avenue, one who flies around in his own aging Boeing 757 and who owns a weekend home in PalmVanity Fair
Aug 10 2014
Democrats have no hope of taking over the House
Congressional approval ratings hover at historic lows. The Republican Party's brand has tanked. More people than ever think their own congressman should be sent packing. And the most notable act in one of the most unproductive legislative periods on record was shutting down the government for 16 days.
Yet Republicans are forecast to pick up as many as a dozen U.S. House seats thisUSA TODAY
Aug 10 2014
Obama isn’t trying to destroy ISIS. He’s trying to contain it.
"Ultimately, there's not going to be an American military solution to this problem," President Obama said in his press conference on the Iraq crisis on Saturday. "There's going to have to be an Iraqi solution." This is the key line to understand if you want to grasp the administration's approach to Iraq — and why the goals of the US military campaign are more narrow than you might think.Vox
Jul 24 2013
Obama: Rest of my presidency is for working-class America
President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to focus his energy for the rest of his presidency on the core tenet of his election victories -- equal opportunity for all Americans -- starting with a campaign-style speech on the economy that also appeared to launch this year's budget battle with Republicans. Confronting deep partisan divide over federal spending, tax reform and raising the debtCNN (Online News)
May 16 2015
Abu Sayyaf, an ISIS Leader, Killed in Syria by Special Forces, U.S. Says
American Special Operations forces mounted a rare raid into eastern Syria early Saturday, killing a leader of the Islamic State and about a dozen militant fighters, as well as capturing his wife and freeing an 18-year old Yazidi woman whom Pentagon officials said had been held as a slave.
In the first successful raid by American ground troops since the military campaign against theNew York Times (News)
Aug 07 2014
Dem Sen. Walsh drops out of Montana Senate race after plagiarism scandal
Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh is dropping out of his Senate race after being dogged by allegations of plagiarism, potentially boosting Republicans' chances of picking up the seat in November.
The senator made the announcement late Thursday in a message to supporters. Walsh said the plagiarism issue has become a "distraction" from the issues.
"I am ending my campaign soFox News (Online News)
Feb 18 2015
Barack Obama: Unite with Muslims against terrorism
President Barack Obama published an op-ed tied to Washington’s summit on countering terrorism, condemning recent attacks both in the U.S. and abroad and calling for people across faiths to unite with the Muslim community. “Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds,
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