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Mudslinging? The Man Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks

In case you didn’t notice, my friend Chris posted his response to John Edwards being called out for mudslinging at Thursday night’s debate in Las Vegas. And while I have nothing but the highest respect for Chris, I must disagree with his conclusion that Hillary unfairly called him out for it. After all, as Hillary…

Mudslinging?! The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

In Thursday’s Democratic Debate in Las Vegas, Senator Clinton responded to challenges from her opponents that her positions were inconsistent calling them “mudslinging” and “personal attacks”. Clinton had this exchange with former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who accused her of being inconsistent on a variety of issues. “Sen. Clinton says she will end…

Pelosi Fact Checks Bush Labor-HHS Veto; Prepares Override Effort

Some commentary on this bill; it had the support of 50 Republicans in Congress.  The president vetoed it claiming there was a lot of pork.  But he also signed a $447 billion defense bill to aid the defense department that was loaded with pork too.  THE FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S LABOR-HHS VETO: Veto Leaves More…

Army Reiterates Its Ban on Waterboarding

I’ve never served in the miliary, but it seems to me that the Army did the right thing when it had to reiterate its official stance on waterboarding.  They are against it even if so many right wingers are for it.  But I don’t understand ethos, remember? Army reiterates ban on waterboarding By Pamela Hess…