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Donald Trump’s Lies Versus Hillary Clinton’s Lies

Donald Trump’s Lies Versus Hillary Clinton’s Lies When Hillary Clinton gets pressed on her somewhat slippery answers about why exactly she decided to use an off-label email server, she ends up looking evasive. She looks and acts like a normal human being who’s been caught out in an embarrassing situation. She’s admitted that she did […]

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Romney and today’s GOP often cite the balanced budgets and surpluses that marked the late years of the 1990s, generally crediting them to what was then a Republican-controlled Congress. They’ll also give Clinton a measure of credit, if only as a backdoor means of slamming Obama, by citing welfare reform or some other compromise he […]

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Clinton Sees An Early Payoff of U.S. Debt

Mr. Clinton, in an announcement from the White House, called on Republican leaders in Congress to “put politics aside and join me” in a budget proposal that would pay off dollars 3.6 trillion in debt by 2013. This, he said, would leave the United States debt-free for the first time since 1835. “What we’re doing […]

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Tea’d Off

I didn’t like Bill Clinton: thought he had sold access to the Lincoln Bedroom and lied under oath about sexual harassment and possibly even bombed Sudan on a “wag the dog” basis. But when I sometimes agreed to go on the radio stations of the paranoid right, it was only to be told that this […]

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Clinton, Obama and McCain on WWE

Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain will appear on World Wrestling Entertainment’s live “Monday Night Raw” (8-11 p.m. EST on cable’s USA network) but instead of smacking each other down, they separately will deliver some wrestling-themed stumping in taped messages before Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary. The Associated Press: Clinton, Obama and McCain on WWE’s […]

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A Vast Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of conservative crusades, spent heavily to expose Bill Clinton’€™s “€œTroopergate"€ misbehavior. Now Scaife’s divorce from his second wife, Ritchie, is providing another unsavory saga…adultery! addiction! assault! dognapping!?! From A Vast Right-Wing Hypocrisy: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com I used to joke that there is no vast right wing conspiracy, but there […]

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The Marc Rich Pardon case

KANJORSKI: And do they continue to represent Mr. Rich or up until the time they took some official capacity? QUINN: Today? Well, Mr. Libby’s in government. From CNN Transcript – Special Event: Marc Rich Pardon: Attorney Jack Quinn Testifies Before House Government Reform Committee – February 8, 2001 Lots of GOPers are talking about the […]

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Rove in action

Tim Griffin, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, admits his appointment in December was political, but maintains he’s qualified to hold the post. From kuar NewsRoom via Think Progress Anyone else think that the placement of a Rove staffer as the US Attorney in Arkansas might have something to do with Hillary […]

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Andrew Sullivan on Sen. Clinton’s “cootie vibes”

Time blogger Andrew Sullivan said “when I see [Clinton] … all the cootie vibes sort of resurrect themselves.” Sullivan added that he considered Clinton a “very sensible senator,” stated that it was “hard to disagree with her on the war,” and admitted that he “actually [found] her positions appealing in many ways.” Nevertheless, he concluded: […]

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California Plan for Health Care Would Cover All

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday proposed extending health care coverage to all of California’s 36 million residents as part of a sweeping package of changes to the state’s huge, troubled health care system. From California Plan for Health Care Would Cover All – New York Times After reading more on Gov. Schwarzenegger’s proposed, I feel […]