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Dick Lugar’s Iran Problem, Part 3: June 2009 – abandoning the students for the negotiation without precondition folly

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012
This is the third and last in a series examining Dick Lugar’s failure on policy towards Iran, which consistently exhibited wishful thinking about appeasing the regime in the hope the Iranians would negotiate in good faith over their missile and nuclear programs, and their export of terrorism: Part 1: 1998 – one of…
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And the Nobel Prize for newspaper covers goes to ….

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012
There is some really good front page imagery going on these days. There oughta be a prize given out for it. Via Zeke Miller at BuzzFeed (h/t BuzzFeedAndrew), The NY Post weighs in on Obama’s trip to Afghanistan.
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It was Elizabeth Warren’s intent and attempt that matter

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012
There is an active effort by Elizabeth Warren’s campaign to distract from the real issue regarding Warren’s claim of Native American status during the mid-80s to mid-90s, when she was moving from one law school to another up the food chain until she reached Harvard Law School in 1994, at which…
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Now Mitt Romney starts paying the price for Jennifer Rubin

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012
Jennifer Rubin, the “right” blogger at The Washington Post, gained fame throughout the primaries by obsessively skewering each not-Romney who rose in the polls, even not-Romneys like Rick Santorum she had praised when convenient to use against another not-Romney. Because of her platform at WaPo and her designation as WaPo’s “right” blogger, Rubin…
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But they said it would stop at “forward”

Posted by  ▪  May 2, 2012
From reader “Joe” (or was it “Tom”?) who asked not to use even his real first name because “I’d like my children to keep their playmates”: Saw these on the back of an SUV on Bainbridge Island, Washington. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bainbridge_Island,_Washington) This is the first time I’ve seen an anti-Obama sticker or sentiment anywhere on…
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Did Elizabeth Warren try to game the system?

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
The Elizabeth Warren story is not about whether she is 1/32nd Cherokee. Questions persist as to why Warren listed herself as Native American, a fact as to which she had no proof until yesterday, only in a publication almost exclusively used by other law professors and Deans during a time period in which she was climbing…
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Breaking from Bagram: We still are not worthy

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
Obama’s speech from Afghanistan, standing in front of military vehicles at Bagram Air Base, was fairly predictable. Yet in this moment of spiking the football, Obama needed to remind us that we are not yet worthy as a nation (emphasis mine): Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen and civilians in Afghanistan have done…
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We are in the best of hands

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
This video, via The NY Sun, is brutal, as Kathleen Sebelius is taken to school by Trey Gowdy (R-SC): An account of the hearing was issued by the Catholic News Agency. It’s almost painful to read. The secretary admits she was unaware of legal precedents confirming religious freedom, even as she sought…
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Obama in Afghanistan – Spike it really hard, with everything you have

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
Breaking news is that Obama has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to sign a security agreement and will hold a 7:30 p.m. address to the nation from Bagram Air Force Base. At what point does this all backfire?  It’s so transparently political taking place on the anniversary of bin Laden’s killing. The power…
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Romney 2007: “We’ll move everything to get him … he is going to pay and he will die”

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
Obama has launched an attack ad quoting Romney as saying he would not “move heaven and earth” to get Osama bin Laden and suggesting Romney would not have given the go ahead. This coverage is typical: Considering what a big deal AxelPlouffe and the media are making, it amazes me that the Romney campaign either is…
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Lugar seeks to take Mourdock down with him

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
I have serious problems with Dick Lugar’s record, particularly on his alleged foreign policy expertise. As documented here, Lugar has engaged in repeated wishful thinking on Iran (one more post in the series still to come), and irresponsibly vouched for Obama’s foreign policy credentials just three weeks before the 2008 election. But, there…
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Newt: “All of us have an obligation to do everything we can to defeat Barack Obama”

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
I thanked Newt the other day. Newt thanks his supporters today, and has released a video in which he reiterates the need to defeat Barack Obama. There aren’t going to be sour grapes or pouting.  He’s bigger than that, even if his enemies aren’t.
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Should the Obama team be courting Nascar fans?

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
Now the Obama marketing team is enticing donors with the opportunity to name put your name on a stock car: Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina writes: Regardless of whether you have had an opportunity to see a race on TV or experience the roar of a stock car engine in person, the 2012…
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Elizabeth Warren’s drop of Cherokee blood

Posted by  ▪  May 1, 2012
Yesterday I posted about how Elizabeth Warren’s campaign acknowledged that she self-identified as Native American on forms she filled out for the Association of American Law Schools in the mid-1980s through 1994, but that she still was searching for the genealogical evidence to support her claim. According to the Boston Herald (added- Cover…
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