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George W. Bush’s Comparative Compassion

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Given that Washington’s Western European allies (including the nuclear powers of England and France) had beseeched the Senate to ratify the treaty, that the secretary general of NATO had urged its passage, and that South Korea and Japan–which have more to fear than does the United States from North Korea’s reported attempts to go nuclear–had [&hellip
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The Trump Blows

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Bush was showing that there’s nothing like $56 million to let you say whatever the hell you like. Congressional Republicans grimaced and bit their tongues. ("I’m not sure we’ve been on the road to Gomorrah," House Speaker Denny Hastert muttered.) Like Clinton with the Democrats, Bush showed he doesn’t care much about the electoral prospects [&hellip
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In Dutch

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Morris’s recon mission has been tainted, though, by the now famous–and infamous–device he used to write Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan: he created a fictitious version of himself to serve as narrator. I was one of those critics who pounced on Morris before the book was even available for perusing. Call me a conventionalist, [&hellip
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Down, Pat

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

"The John Anderson?" Buchanan asked. Yes, the caller said, confirming he was indeed the last Republican presidential candidate who bolted from the party to run as a non-Republican. He then blasted Buchanan’s anti-internationalist foreign policy views. In 1980 Anderson, a liberal/moderate Republican congressman from Illinois, left the GOP in the middle of the primaries when [&hellip
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Lobbyists for Hillary

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Holding a fundraiser at the home of a lobbyist isn’t that odd, unfortunately; Democratic fundraising is dominated by corporate lobbyists and corporate contributions, just like Republican. Warren Beatty, still pondering an anti-politics-as-usual presidential bid, has a point: Washington’s political community is hardly diverse, particularly when one looks at who pays to keep it afloat. Hillary [&hellip
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Bulworth or Ishtar

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Warren Beatty is waiting for a callback. Two weeks ago, syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington asked Beatty if he might consider reprising his most recent cinematic role–in which he played a senator who becomes so fed up with the money-tainted political system that he begins rapping the truth–but this time in real life. Beatty’s film Bulworth [&hellip
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God and Mammon

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Both parties are in a money frenzy, however. The collectors at the Democratic and Republican headquarters are each angling to bank several hundred million dollars in soft money (unrestricted donations that mostly come from millionaires, corporations and unions). Moreover, these funds will be used to skirt election laws by financing ads and activities slyly designed [&hellip
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