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A misguided charge of plagiarism

January 29, 2014 by


A speechwriter for President George W. Bush claims President Obama used parts of Bush’s 2007 State of the Union speech in his address to the nation last night. But an examination of Pres. Bush’s transcript reveals no clauses were lifted and used by Pres. Obama. Speaking to Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Mark Thiessen read […]

The right still says Pres. Obama wants income equality

January 22, 2014 by


President Obama has never said his goal is income equality. But despite that, conservatives continue to maintain that it is. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News presented that argument tonight

Pres. Obama weighs military strike on the U.S. Capitol

January 15, 2014 by


Sometimes we need a little humor. While we night want to hit members of Congress over the head sometimes, an attack by the American army seems a bit much. But the satiric group, The Onion, has no limits and so this story appeared today on its home page:,34946/

Group seeking bipartisanship in D.C. launches new program

January 13, 2014 by


We’ve written about the group, No Labels, before. It’s a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents dedicated to promoting bipartisan cooperation in Congress. It’s undertaking a

Bolton lacking specifics on Biden criticism

January 9, 2014 by


In two television appearances today, former UN representative John Bolton made some questionable comments. Both appearances were on Fox News. He responded to a question about whether he agreed with foqarmer Defense

President Obama diminishes risk of unemployment fraud

January 7, 2014 by


As Congress considers extending jobless benefits, the President made his case in favor of three additional months of benefits in a statement at the White House this afternoon. He urged lawmakers to prevent the jobless from “falling off a cliff.” He said, about a familiar criticism of additional benefits:

Where are we a year after Newtown?

December 16, 2013 by


Some important things have happened. States have stepped up efforts to get at the mental health issues involved in so many killings. More gun control groups have appeared but their successes so far are limited.

McCain admits misstatement but says on CNN handshake was ill-advised

December 15, 2013 by


Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today acknowledged an overstatement on Pres. Obama’s handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro but continued to say that the handshake was a mistake. He was questioned by

PolitiFact says Pres. Obama’s is the lie of the year but what about Pelosi?

December 12, 2013 by


The fact-checking website reported today that it gave the dishonor to the President. It’s for his repeated statements that if you like your health insurance, you can keep it. It said it counted 37 times

Perhaps this is one reason why the New York Post is struggling

December 12, 2013 by


The conservative newspaper included a column today that was critical of the President alleging he was flirting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt before she took a selfie, “reflexively” she said, with President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron

A better take on ‘the handshake’

December 11, 2013 by


We wrote about the clamor that arose after the handshake by the American President with Cuba’s leader. Here’s a nice summation of the issue in an editorial in today’s Boston Globe:

‘The handshake’ and the American hostage

December 10, 2013 by


No sooner had President Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro today before the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa than the criticism began. It came especially


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