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Dianne Feinstein defends Susan Rice, says Iraq intel bad too

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Intelligence Committee, defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice Friday, saying “We have seen wrong intelligence before, and it all surrounded our going into Iraq, and a lot of people were killed based on bad intelligence. And I don’t think that’s fair game. I think mistakes get made– [...] [Read More]

Sen. Coburn thinks we can trim Pentagon spending — like the beef jerky research and study of tweeters’ slang

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Tom Coburn, the Republican senator from Oklahoma, sees things a little differently from his colleagues on the right. He thinks the Department of Defense could save at least $67.9 billion over a decade by making cuts to DOD expenses that actually have very little to do with defense. [Read More]

When it comes to Sandy media coverage, Malloy overshadowed by neighboring governors

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Superstorm Sandy kept Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy busy. But you might not know it from the national media coverage. A new survey released today found that Connecticut got only a fraction of the national attention paid to its larger neighbors, New York and New Jersey. And the state’s Democratic governor got only a tiny fraction […] [Read More]
Categories: Dannel P. Malloy, FEMA, Sandy

Cornyn blames GOP Senate losses on polling, primary wins of weak candidates

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Despite leading the GOP to a net loss of two seats in last week’s election, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair John Cornyn earned himself a promotion and is poised to take on the roll of minority whip in the upcoming Congress. In a frank interview with POLITICO, Cornyn ascribed part of the blame to himself [...] [Read More]

Fair game — or “discrimination” — to ask Nancy Pelosi about age? (VIDEO)

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Is it fair game to ask Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi whether she’s too old to go for the job again? Pelosi, the House Representative from San Francisco, is 72 years old. Her two deputies, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is 73 and her Assistant Leader, James Clyburn is 72. Politico today characterized Pelosi’s response [...] [Read More]

Obama promises to push for comprehensive immigration reform by January

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Four years ago, President-elect Barack Obama promised to push for comprehensive reform to fix a broken immigration system by the end of his first year in office. This afternoon, at his first press conference since winning re-election last week, President Obama promised to push for comprehensive reform to fix a broken immigration system by next [...] [Read More]

Conservatives — at least a few — declare war on the Republican Party

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The political chasm is widening. A line has been drawn between two different ideologies, but not between Republicans and Democrats. This gap is between the Republicans and conservatives. “I think the Republican Party is devouring the conservative movement,” said radio host and conservative commentator, Mark Levin on Wednesday. Levin sat down with former Attorney General Edwin [...] [Read More]

Analysis: Obama does his best to avoid Petraeus morass

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You knew that President Obama, at his first press conference since the David Petraeus sex story broke (and since the election, if you forgot that event), was going to be asked about mutating investigation/affair/scandal involving Petraeus, the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon, Gen. John Allen, a biographer and a pair of Florida socialites/social climbers. [Read More]
Categories: David Petraeus