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Dick Cheney lobbying for Trump’s nominee for secretary of state

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney is reportedly lobbying on behalf of Rex Tillerson, Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. The Washington Post reported on Friday that Cheney, the 75-year-old neoconservative politician who served four Republican presidents and spent six terms in the House of Representatives, spoke to Senator Marco Rubio and

Trump the Twitter president: Social media gives him tweet revenge

Dan Gainor, Newly-elected President Donald Trump will soon take the helm of the world’s most-powerful job. He’ll command an expansive nuclear arsenal, an unparalleled military and a Twitter account with 16.9 million followers. That last item gives Trump the unique ability to go around the major media. It makes him a one-man super power –

Why Trump was right to talk with Taiwan’s president

Stephen Yates, Christian Whiton China and the Washington foreign policy establishment thought they could tell President-elect Donald Trump whom he can and cannot speak with on the phone.  They thought wrong. On Friday, Trump received a congratulatory call from Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, in which the leaders briefly touched upon economic, political, and security-related ties

Sept. 11 drama on Air Force One unfolds in Bush aide’s handwritten notes

The notes are handwritten on a legal pad and provide a verbatim account of the shock, pain and grim determination aboard Air Force One on Sept. 11, 2001. They were scribbled by Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W. Bush, and he is releasing them to mark the 15th anniversary on Sunday of the

Clinton Fatigue Still Strong Then and Now

Fred Lucas, Bill Clinton may have saved Barack Obama’s bacon in 2012, but we’ve barely heard a peep from him during his wife’s presidential campaign. Just as the former president’s speech upstaged the current president’s speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Bill’s remarks in Philadelphia are near certain to overshadow Hillary’s. Nevertheless,

The Republican Party is Already Supporting Donald Trump?

FOR TRUMP Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire released a statement saying she will support Trump, though she does not endorse him. Former House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said publicly that he will vote for Trump in November. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad issued a statement May 4 supporting Trump. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant publicly

Former McCain staff: If Rand Paul is the 2016 nominee…

Republicans concerned with national security will have to support Hillary. Allahpundit, I’m two weeks late on this and wouldn’t have noticed it at all had the key bit not been quoted in this weekend’s NYT op-ed on the (potential) great Hillary/neoconservative alliance. But it should be noticed. The shortcomings of President Obama as a statesman

Obama Hits Record Lows On Foreign Policy Approval

 Support for a Rand Paul-like non-interventionist stance now at a half-century high Fresh surveys released today indicate that most Americans have finally realised that the Obama Administration’s foreign policy really doesn’t differ all that much from that of the interventionist Neocons that proceeded it. A New York Times/CBS News poll finds that 52 percent of

Liberal View: Architects of Iraq Invasion Return to Blame Obama

Dick Cheney is back, warning of terrorists “on the march.”  Condoleezza Rice has re-emerged, urging patience in the Middle East. Even the ubiquitous John McCain has amped up his rhetoric, calling on President Barack Obama “to get rid of his entire national security team.” The band of architects and supporters of the 2003 U.S. invasion

GMO’s have reduced the measured cost of food, March Against Monsanto May 24TH

 Ecological economists such as Herman Daly write that the more full the world becomes, the higher are the social or external costs of production. Social or external costs are costs of production that are not captured in the price of the products. For example, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico that result from chemicals

Cheney Declares Hillary Clinton Responsible for Benghazi Attack

Is not quizzed on his own complicity in mass murder  Dick Cheney, the former vice president and Darth Vader of the Bush regime, says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be held accountable for the incident in Benghazi. “She was secretary of state at the time that it happened,” Cheney told Fox’s Chris Wallace.