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Maddow calls out Sen. Hatch for ‘total, utter, complete, 100%, unambiguous lie’

Now that the Democrats appear ready to pass health care reform without Republican support, the arguments being used by Congressional Republicans in a last-ditch attempt to prevent its passage are coming in for increased scrutiny. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out a number of Republican senators on Tuesday for their hypocrisy…

Despite 935 documented lies, Rove book insists Iraq war was justified

Blames Democrats for Katrina aftermath Republican strategist Karl Rove says in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq badly damaged the Bush administration’s credibility and led to dwindling public support for the war. The former White House political adviser blames himself for not…

Despite 935 documented lies, Rove book insists Iraq war was justified

Blames Democrats for Katrina aftermath Republican strategist Karl Rove says in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq badly damaged the Bush administration’s credibility and led to dwindling public support for the war. The former White House political adviser blames himself for not…

Despite deaths, Army awards $2.8 billion contract to KBR

Defense juggernaut KBR Inc. was awarded a contract potentially worth $2.8 billion for support work in Iraq as U.S. forces continue to leave the country, military authorities said Tuesday. KBR was notified of the award Friday, a day after the company told shareholders it lost about $25 million in award…

Public option removal ‘not a deal-breaker’ for Dem senators, aides say

WASHINGTON — Despite the recent surge of support among Democrats for the public health insurance option, its omission won’t strip the support of senators who have championed its passage through reconciliation, aides say. In less than a week, 20 senators signed on to a letter authored by Sen. Michael Bennett…

Lieberman to sponsor bill repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Almost shockingly, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) has taken up the mantle to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that prohibits gays from openly serving in the military. It’s a move likely to be embraced by the liberal base he has significantly drifted away from, since failing to reach…

McConnell: Obama lost support because he governed ‘hard left’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says that President Barack Obama would have had more support in the Senate if he just governed more towards the middle. “As I’ve said all year, if he wants to meet us in the middle of the political spectrum we’ll be there to help,” McConnell…

Hailing Google, US lawmakers seek Internet law

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers on Thursday sought to prevent Internet companies from censoring information overseas, hailing Google’s threat to pull out of China as a turning point but saying it needed official support. Members of Congress said they had new momentum to enact a bill that would prohibit US firms…

Conservatives’ plan for Texas history classes: Fewer civil, more God

A battle is being fought in Texas this week over the future of the state’s social studies curriculum, with Christian conservatives pushing the state’s educators to reduce the prominence of civil rights leaders such as Cesar Chavez and “support measures to strengthen teaching of Texas’ and America’s Christian heritage.” Some…

Afghan bomber turned radical due to US Mid-East policies, reports say

The Jordanian suicide bomber who killed seven CIA operatives at a US facility in Afghanistan was a long-time moderate who turned violently against the United States because of its foreign policies in the Middle East, a variety of reports say. Time reported this week that Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, recruited…

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