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Susan Rice and John Kerry Contend for Secretary of State Role in the Obama Administration

I've been trying to figure out why John McCain, Lindsey Graham and several other Republican senators are piling on Susan Rice, UN ambassador, for her role as spokesperson for the administration on the Benghazi September 11 attack. There is no reasonable evidence for their ridiculous attacks, but maybe there's a political motive.
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Video: Under Scrutiny GOP's 'Case' Against Susan Rice Collapses

It's truly a thing of beauty to watch journalists - wait for it - DO THEIR JOB for a change! It's also a thing of beauty to watch as, in doing their job, it utterly demolishes a b.s. argument by irresponsible, grandstanding, hypocritical politicians (in this case, Republicans like the angry, raging, hysterical, hyperpartisan John McCain and Lindsey Graham). Thank you, Soledad O'Brien, for doing what journalists SHOULD be doing 24/7.
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Joe Lieberman’s Parting Shot

Other than voting for Obamacare, Joe Lieberman has done little good for the nation or the Senate since his petulant run as an Independent six years ago after Connecticut Democrats booted him out of the party.
Now that he is heading out the Senate door – finally – Lieberman is firing a parting “F— You!” shot at the country.
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John McCain Criticizes Citizens United

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is a longtime critic of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, which removed corporate limits on political spending and led to the rise of super PACs. But on Tuesday, he criticized the decision at a “storm relief” event in Bowling Green, Ohio, with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, who has been a huge beneficiary of the spending.
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Obama, Progressives Are Winning on Issues

President Obama’s 2012 campaign is giving the progressive base something it has not experienced since FDR: a clear cut ideological victory for progressive economic strategies and values. And Republicans know it. That’s why the GOP is already redefining the election so that it is not a test of failed and unpopular conservative policies, but rather is an example of what happens when these failed and unpopular policies are not effectively promoted.
Remember when conservatives demanded in 2008 that John McCain let “Palin be Palin”? And some even claimed that a liberated Palin would have led the ticket to victory? Now they are insisting that Mitt Romney “Let Ryan be Ryan,” despite the VP nominee’s politically destructive Medicare positions.
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Some Bachmann Home State Newspapers Reluctant to Cover Her Latest Conspiracy Mongering

That's right, the Pioneer Press ran this story--about how the most influential national politician in Minnesota was alleging an Islamist, anti-American conspiracy inside the U.S. State Department--on page two. What did the PiPress paper run on page one? The more important story, in their view: how to get in to see the new 'Batman' movie. And Stillwater won't be holding its Lumberjack Days Festival.
This should trigger something in your head about why and how Minnesota government gets chronically paralyzed by kooks at the extremes, about about why and how the MN GOP came to be dominated by liars, nuts, extremists, and con men. If this is how the Pioneer Press calibrates its coverage of the misdeeds of the highest profile politician in Minnesota--how trustworthy do you think the PiPress is on the less notorious stories? On the budget story, on the voting ID story, on federal news stories? This is cowardly, fish-wrapper cr*p journalism, from one of the two most influential papers in the state.
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