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John McCain writes blistering
opinion piece in response to Vladimir Putin

Agence France Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/19/2013 6:06:37 AM

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, criticised Mr Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia´s reputation on the world stage. "I am not anti-Russian," Mr McCain wrote in the piece, which his office said was sent to both the Communist Party´s Pravda newspaper as well as to online media outlet Pravda.ru. The latter was expected to publish it today, his staff said. "I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today." Mr McCain last week made no secret of his intention to write an op-ed piece for Russian media

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/19/2013 6:40:16 AM     (No. 9527055)

Putin´s Oped was insulting and condescending but for all the outraged bluster coming from Congress I didn´t hear one word of criticsm of the NYT for giving an enemy of the United States a platform to attack us. If McCain wants a rebuttal how about printing one in the same newspaper. There are plenty of Americans who need to be educated about the difference between America and Russia. And #1 might want to start choosing sides a little more carefully. You can despise what Obama stands for without falling for the propoganda of a communist dictator.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/19/2013 6:59:44 AM     (No. 9527080)

Why should McLame care? It was only a Commie dictator insulting a Fascist dictator. Both represent oppressive goobernments that only want to destroy liberty, freedom and happiness. It´s not like Putin was insulting capitalism (notice the last great bastion of capitalism on the earth, the Communist Chinese, Putin doesn´t say a word). Putin was justed PO´ed cause his completion to be the world´s greatest despot in oppressing freedom had a new challenger in Obambi. And one knows Putin went ballistic when Obambi socialized medicine and Putin can´t get that done in his country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/19/2013 7:21:44 AM     (No. 9527113)

It is not unlike a school with a weak and incompetent principal. The assistant principal, teachers, school board members and parents will go around him and interact with each other. It is not ideal for a school board member to intervene between a coach and a parent, but when there is a vacuum in leadership, someone will always try to fill it.

However McCain´s view of his relevance and power far exceeds reality. He is just as out of touch with the American people as his counterpart in the white house.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/19/2013 7:29:18 AM     (No. 9527128)

IF we had a REAL American for President, one who got the tingles as a Cub Scout watching a 4th of July parade, one who understood how Great America really is, celebrates the resouces we have and uses them FOR Americans benefit. Obama is an outsider looking in (in his mind). Thus he is negatively judgemental toward America, and actually commiserates with other leaders of communist countries when they are hypercritical of OUR "shining city on the hill". A strong and prompt response to Putin from Obama himself was just too much to ask. He and those around him are America haters.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/19/2013 7:34:01 AM     (No. 9527138)

John McCain, quick to attack conservatives in the Congress as radicals, but quicker to defend the radical President who is so stupid he doesn´t think raising the debt limit increases the national debt. Sad!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: timyak, 9/19/2013 7:37:51 AM     (No. 9527144)

Even though Putin´s op ed was ridiculous, I find it really immature that one our longest sitting senators (and I mean longest) responds with this type of outburst. How about ignoring Putin and his ilk? McCain is long past any usefulness in the senate and I´m really surprised that he keeps getting re-elected despite his constantly surfacing senility issues.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: cake crumb, 9/19/2013 7:38:00 AM     (No. 9527145)

Go away John.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/19/2013 7:46:06 AM     (No. 9527158)

Why dignify Putin with a response?
McCain takes the bait, dives headfirst into a political cesspool where nobody is going to change anybody else´s mind and then pounds his own chest in a childish display of one-upmanship. There´s no point, other than grandstanding.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/19/2013 7:48:41 AM     (No. 9527163)

John McCain is like the boy who holds the spit bucket in a prize fight and his fighter just got beat now he wants to pick a fight with the winner when the whole episode is over.
Obama got snookered by Putin and Assad can continue wiping out Obama´s ´rebels´.
McCain is an ignorant, power hungry, tax stealing, freedom killing old coot who should shut up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 9/19/2013 7:56:56 AM     (No. 9527176)

Do you really believe that Vladimir Putin cares what this old, confused fool has to say?? Who does McCain represent----certainly not the conservatives, certainly not the people of Arizona and certainly not me----he´s become obama´s shill. In the case of Syria, Putin´s right and McCain´s wrong. Why wouldn´t you use diplomacy rather than stand back and fire missiles into a sovereign country killing innocent people and aiding enemies that are a greater threat to the U.S. than Assad ever will be. He´s way overdue for the move to Sun City!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: golfer1, 9/19/2013 8:04:43 AM     (No. 9527194)

Someone must have told him that Putin is a Republican. McCain would not write anything so scathing on a fellow democrat.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catherine, 9/19/2013 8:05:40 AM     (No. 9527195)

McCain is an arrogant snot. He was so rude and condescending to a group of voters from his district. My instincts were right about this man from the start. I knew he would not make a good president. Neither would Romney. This is make it or break it for the Republicans - this next election. I hope they know it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Judy W., 9/19/2013 8:23:36 AM     (No. 9527227)

I think it was an excellent reply. I´m glad McCain did it; there are some things he is not confused about and America´s superiority over Russia is once of them. I´m glad Jim DeMint also wrote a reply. I´d be happy if Charles Schumer wrote a reply, or Nancy Pelosi, or anybody. The question of America´s exceptionalism and superiority over Russia is not the property of a select group of conservatives; it´s an American issue.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/19/2013 8:24:31 AM     (No. 9527232)

FTA: "In a blunt, often personal counter-punch that ran more than 800 words, Mr. McCain wrote that he bears no ill will toward the Russian people, only the country´s government which he says ignores humanity´s "inalienable rights" of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".
President Putin and his associates do not believe in these values. They don´t respect your dignity or accept your authority over them."


The irony of his words to the Russian people is breathtaking. Senator McCain, who stands among the trees of power in America, apparently can´t see the forest of our own government for some of his fellow trees - especially, although not exclusively, the executive branch.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 9/19/2013 8:25:27 AM     (No. 9527234)

Nothing new to see here. Just another day for Arizona´s aging village idiot to pack the water for Preezy Fartblossom, the math genius.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KsGirl101, 9/19/2013 8:28:46 AM     (No. 9527240)

I heard on the radio the other day that the Arizona GOP leadership are preparing a formal rebuke to McCain. Sure hope they do it. Naybe he´ll listen to them.
Sure wish that guy running against him hadn´t been such a blustering idiot.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/19/2013 8:33:29 AM     (No. 9527246)

It´s pretty sad when someone has to write an op-ed about America´s exceptionalism. It use to be that it was understood throughout the world by our country´s actions.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cartcart, 9/19/2013 8:37:46 AM     (No. 9527250)

John McCain has no moral high-horse to be riding in any contest with any leader. He is a has-been political hack and has compromised our nation with his foolishness.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/19/2013 8:56:57 AM     (No. 9527279)

McCain is a neocon fossil still fighting the cold war. Doesn´t it bother anyone that Obama wiped the floor with this guy and our other nominee, Mittens, while Bush barely won in the electoral college-twice. ´We the people´-my butt.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 10sgal67 be, 9/19/2013 9:14:29 AM     (No. 9527296)

McCain is a loser! McCain supports the rebels while Putin supports Assad. Why would you give aid and comfort to a sworn enemy? All involved need to be impeached!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 9/19/2013 9:19:42 AM     (No. 9527303)

I think they misspelled "blustering" in the headline.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: civilservant, 9/19/2013 9:27:20 AM     (No. 9527311)

#2, it was not "propaganda" that Putin was spouting...........he was merely reiterating Obama´s speech wherein he STATED that; in the opinion of POTUS, that he believed that Americans BELIEVED they were exceptional, just like the Greeks thought they were etc.......



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Reply 23 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/19/2013 9:42:20 AM     (No. 9527337)

This whole episode of conducting international business in the press smacks of children yelling: ´Oh Yeah? So´s your mother´.

It also implies that John Kerry is no longer needed to to deliver the messages.

Imagine McCain´s disappointment when he finds out that it´s a printed page and there won´t be cameras.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/19/2013 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9527379)

First line: "The 2008 Republican presidential nominee, criticised Mr Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia´s reputation on the world stage."

Replace "Putin" with "Obama" and "Russia" with "the United States" then McPain would have for once in his political career been correct. What if McPain had said that in 2008 instead of, "You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency"?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/19/2013 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9527393)

McCain uses "I" or "me" 10 times in the first 100 words in his response to Putin...got a notice the site does not accept items from the Pravda domain so couldn´t post the original...but clearly Rep. Buck McKeon´s op-ed in the Moscow Times was harder hitting and less self-serving:

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=752689

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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow, 9/19/2013 10:19:49 AM     (No. 9527404)

McCain you are a crazy lefty, always have been. Sorry for the stuff you´ve been through over there, but that does not give you carte blanche forever to mouth off your commie crap. Whatever happened ´over there´ in Vietnam has turned you. Every time you appear on TV, and when is there a time you are not on, you show your true colors, defending anything left!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Mike43, 9/19/2013 10:21:25 AM     (No. 9527407)

At a quick glance, I thought the headline was blustering. Judging from the analysis, I wasn´t wrong.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tearza, 9/19/2013 10:22:59 AM     (No. 9527410)

John McCain the problem is nobody cares about your opinion piece. You look like a
fool. It´s already history ...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/19/2013 10:26:52 AM     (No. 9527416)

McCain never writes a blistering opinion on democrats. In fact, he thinks Hillary would make a great president.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/19/2013 10:35:36 AM     (No. 9527430)

I posted this on Pravda´s website. McCain is provoking the bear because of Obama´s weakness. We´ll see if it backfires.

"I hope Mr. Putin has a sense of humor.

He struck a nerve with his claim that America was not exceptional. He and Obama both misunderstand its meaning. Americans believe it is our Constitution that makes us exceptional. It´s not a claim of superiority over another people. A government of the people, by the people and for the people in the eyes of God had never been tried before. Our rights come from God and not government. The resulting freedom and liberty is why people from around the world (including Russia) come to our shores.

McCain is just blowing off steam."

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/19/2013 10:41:03 AM     (No. 9527438)

Left wing RINO McCain is irrelevant and he proved it for all time siding with socialist
Schumer and TeaParty Turncoat Traitor Rubio
when they were trying to union organize 30
millions of illegals into a dangerous half way legal status, enough to get them lawyers to sue America. McCain, the rich Indian supporter for tax free millions, is the perfect example of the ruin of the drunken greedy Congressional republicans

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Reply 32 - Posted by: guybee, 9/19/2013 10:42:24 AM     (No. 9527439)

McCain´s backbone is a lot stronger against Putin than in his election battle with Obama. One has to wonder why?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/19/2013 11:31:10 AM     (No. 9527504)

It´s too bad that this irrelevant old fool isn´t nearly as concerned with Americans´ freedom...considering the Fascist-in-Chief Putin-wannabe he supports over here.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/19/2013 11:31:16 AM     (No. 9527505)

Putin took us to the house. I didn´t vote for him, I voted for Sarah Palin.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: skedaddle, 9/19/2013 11:36:54 AM     (No. 9527516)

McCain always comes out swinging when it doesn´t matter and against the wrong party. And all the while, millions of Americans have NO representation on the federal level because of McCain types.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/19/2013 1:05:31 PM     (No. 9527663)

Sounds more like McLames own fearless and thorough moral inventory. He needs to do more Step Four work in his program of Alcoholics Anonymous. What a grandstanding buffoon. Stick a sock in it Juan.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/19/2013 1:32:26 PM     (No. 9527713)

Publicly attempting to demonize Putin is not a way to influence him to deal with the USA in the future, but seems to fall in line with what American politicians have been doing now for many years, simply personally demonizing foreign leaders with who they do not agree.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/19/2013 1:57:35 PM     (No. 9527748)

No more from the man who claimed to put country first in 2008 and then picked a half-wit as a veep candidate, the man who personally despised Mittens in 2008 and then hypocritically supported him in 2012. McCain has been itching for a war with Russia ever since the Cold War ended. But then he itches for a war ANYWHERE most days.



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Reply 39 - Posted by: Kristen, 9/19/2013 2:55:56 PM     (No. 9527830)

Maybe this is not correct but I heard that McCain sent his letter to the wrong Pravda: an obscure website that is not read by hardly any Russians. Anyway, this is the first I heard how pro-Russia he is. His wife and simple-minded daughter might have assisted with his silly rant.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 9/19/2013 5:39:56 PM     (No. 9528061)

Too bad John McCain couldn´t have been bothered to write similar pieces about Obama and the radical Left Democrats who are busy wrecking the country right under his nose and on his watch. One wonders exactly what he hopes to accomplish by this tirade against Putin. Most likely it is the usual thing, i.e. to aggrandize and ennoble John McCain.

At least he seems to have found his actual level of competence: writing crank letters to newspapers about whatever gets his goat. I wish he would retire and devote himself wholly to this basically innocuous hobby. His presence as a loose cannon in the Senate represents a threat. It is a luxury America can no longer afford.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Muggins, 9/19/2013 5:58:40 PM     (No. 9528086)

Insulting McCain now is like closing the barn door after the cow run off. McCain lost, and those of you who didn´t vote for him, effectively voted for Obama. The concern now is that the Republicans party is so Balkanized, that no candidate can win for the party. (PaleoConservatives, Social Conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, NeoConservatives, Libertarians, etc.) Step one, stop insulting Republicans. Step 2, vote Republican.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Kook, 9/19/2013 6:44:16 PM     (No. 9528154)

My editorial would be short and sweet:

"Hey, Pooty poot, show us the stack of immigration applications of Americans trying to move to Russia."

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Reply 43 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 9/19/2013 6:57:06 PM     (No. 9528173)

Sweet. Who will do the translation and who will check it. This piece could wind up with an endorsement for Putin and make the Senator look like an even bigger fool.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: dman, 9/19/2013 7:48:03 PM     (No. 9528233)

To think this "whacko bird" was nominated to be POTUS. McCain knows zilch about diplomacy. Our objective as a nation is to encourage - "nudge", as Cass Sunstein would put it - Russia to become a constructive player on the world stage. IMO the way to do that is not to insult him in Pravda, which will bring about the same reaction from the Russians as Putin´s NYT Op-Ed piece invoked from us. Factual or not, Americans and Russians alike resent lectures from outside.

Instead, we need to learn from Ronald Reagan, who challenged Gorbachev based on Gorbachev´s love of Russia and his policies of Glasnost and Perestroika. Gorbachev´s ultimately positive response settled the Cold War and gave us a generation of relative peace. [I won´t join those who crow that we "won" the Cold War. IMO we "survived" it, thanks to the Grace of God and the works of men (Reagan, Gorbachev, Walesa, and John Paul II) and women (Thatcher) of good will, among others who came before them.]

We now have a similar "opening" with Mr. Putin. He loves Russia. He has taken on the mantle of peacemaker. We should now challenge him to live up to that, and be a positive influence in world affairs.

McCain´s treating him the way McCain treats us Tea Partiers does not help. He should go away, or at least be ignored.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/19/2013 11:01:40 PM     (No. 9528405)

Sorry to post twice, but #24, please. Are we really going to assign motives to Putin´s Oped? Have we sunk so low that we are willing to cozy up to this creepy Communist dictator because he is more willing to trash Obama than our own media? If so, then congratulate yourself. You were his target audience.

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It sure is Lupita Nyong´o´s year to shine! The first-time Oscar winner was crowned as this year´s "Most Beautiful" by People magazine. The mag announced who was awarded their prestigious honor Wednesday morning. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong´o said of gracing the cover. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on (it) and feel a little more seen." The 31-year-old actress has certainly proved this past year that she is beautiful both inside and out. Nyong´o received a ton of attention for her head-turning red carpet fashion and her incredibly moving

The Republicans’ Continued
Public Relations Disaster
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2014 2:40:35 PM     Post Reply
Given the current state of the USA, Republicans should be winning every election from Seattle to Key West. The economy hasn’t moved for years with the labor participation rate at record lows — people have given up – and bankruptcy over entitlements looming. The international situation is in free fall with China becoming the global power, Iran making a mockery of faux negotiations and Putin on the way to reconstituting the Soviet Union. Al Qaeda is not only alive, it’s growing. (GM is dead.) Optimism about our country is in the proverbial toilet. More Americans feel threatened by their own



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Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Why Does Nation Tolerate A
Habitual Liar As President?

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Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/22/2014 2:10:54 PM     Post Reply
Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It´s no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied "most of

Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about
running for president’

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Fox News, by Christina Corbin    Original Article
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Jeb Bush said Wednesday he´s "thinking about running for president," in his most direct statement yet about a possible 2016 run. The former Florida governor spoke at a Catholic school benefit in New York Wednesday morning. He previously has said he´ll make a decision on whether to run for president before the end of this year, making clear that he was considering the possibility. But his comments on Wednesday appeared to be more direct. Asked what his "immediate plans" were, he said, according to an attendee: "I´m thinking about running for president." The answer was met with applause and a standing ovation, after

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

The Five’s Beckel Rips Bolling
for Laughing at Climate Science:
‘You Are a Total, Complete Jerk!’

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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 8:29:47 AM     Post Reply
Today is Earth Day. Fox News’ The Five opened its show with a nearly 15 minute segment titled “Earth Day Hysteria.” The goal appeared to be to prove that scientists’ warnings about climate change are overblown and should be ignored if not outright mocked and co-host Eric Bolling was the ringleader of the effort. But he found an adversary in Bob Beckel, who challenged the status quo by presenting actual data on the rise of CO2 levels from NASA, of all places. But before Beckel got to his chart, Bolling took some time to “praise” President Barack Obama for what

Justice Sotomayor: Affirmative
Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’

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WPRO Radio [E. Providence, RI], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 12:30:26 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- In a dissent to Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life. Sotomayor’s 58-page dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has one theme: Race matters. (Snip) She takes a dig at Chief Justice John Roberts who wrote once, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discrimination on the basis of race.” Sotomayor says: “It is a sentiment out of touch with reality.” Sotomayor says, “Race matters.


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