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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

Five questions about ISIS

Read up, now!

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Senate control

Personally, I’d be very, very surprised if the Republicans win control. Just not feeling it. What are you hearing from the people where you live? Wang is flatly predicting that the probability of Democratic control of the Senate at 93 percent as of today, and 70 percent on Election Day. He summarizes his six core […]

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To anyone who’s been paying attention: A new study led by Michael B. Rothberg of the Cleveland Clinic and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association aimed to measure how much defensive medicine there is, really, and how much it costs. The researchers’ conclusion is that defensive medicine accounts for about 2.9% of […]

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300K people turned out in NYC. Amy Goodman was broadcasting live yesterday:

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BENGHAZI!!!

Oh, I just love it. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina vowed to pursue the facts wherever the lead him. Opening his committee’s first public hearing since its establishment four months ago, he stressed the thoroughness of the task ahead, not the need to reach immediate conclusions. “Given the gravity of the issues at hand, […]

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ISIS

Matt Stoller explains it all for you.

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I used to think I wanted to retire here, but now, not so much: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Amid uproar in conservative circles about perceived anti-American bias in the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam, Texas on Wednesday moved to require its high school students to learn only state-mandated curriculum — not be […]

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Because if we acknowledged that Israel has illegal nukes, we’s look pretty silly going after other Middle Eastern nations for the same thing, amirite? Israel has a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons. Former CIA director Robert Gates said so during his 2006 Senate confirmation hearings for secretary of defense, when he noted — while serving […]

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I thought this was really interesting. A lot of big-name legal types got together to talk about reform and corporate crime, but the press wasn’t allowed to be there.

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