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Under Rug Swept: Republican Swingers (Interview). Meet The Future Mr and Mrs GOP

Under Rug Swept: Republican Swingers (Interview). Meet The Future Mr and Mrs GOP

Republican Swingers talk about: Why they chose to engage in Swinging in the first place; Their first sexual experience before they met; Their upbringing; Swinging in the new online world we live in; Whether they believe in God; Religion; Politics; What issues they consider to be of the biggest concern to our country and world.

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

To those millions of Americans who have finally begun paying attention to politics and watched with exasperation the tragicomedy of the debt ceiling extension, it may have come as a shock that the Republican Party is so full of lunatics. To be sure, the party, like any political party on earth, has always had its share of crackpots, like Robert K. Dornan or William E. Dannemeyer. But the crackpot outliers of two decades ago have become the vital center today: Steve King, Michele Bachman (now a leading presidential candidate as well), Paul Broun, Patrick McHenry, Virginia Foxx, Louie Gohmert, Allen West. The Congressional directory now reads like a casebook of lunacy.

French FM raises prospect of military action in Syria as deaths mount

French FM raises prospect of military action in Syria as deaths mount

France has said it wants the U.N. Security Council to consider allowing military action in Syria if an international peace plan fails to stop the violence under Assad’s regime, the French foreign minister stated on Wednesday.

Israeli military chief: Iran will not build nuclear bomb

Israeli military chief: Iran will not build nuclear bomb

Israel’s military chief said in an interview published Wednesday that he believes Iran will choose not to build a nuclear bomb, an assessment that contrasted with the gloomier statements of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pointed to differences over the Iran issue at the top levels of Israeli leadership.

Bernanke: Fed Ready to Act If It’s Needed

Bernanke: Fed Ready to Act If It’s Needed

“We remain entirely prepared to take additional balance sheet actions if necessary to achieve our objectives,” Bernanke told reporters. “So those tools remain very much on the table, and we would not hesitate to use them should the economy require that additional support.”

Corporate Campaign Contributions Show Some Industries Giving Up Appearance Of Bipartisanship

Corporate Campaign Contributions Show Some Industries Giving Up Appearance Of Bipartisanship

Money traditionally follows power in the nation’s capital. As a result, corporate campaign contributions have historically been split among incumbents of both political parties, with a decided advantage for whichever controls Congress and the White House.

So How Is She Doing?: Chelsea Victoria Clinton Progress Report

So How Is She Doing?: Chelsea Victoria Clinton Progress Report

Gone is the all too soft-spoken, publicity shy First Daughter that critics savaged soon after she was hired. In it’s place is a confident, take no prisoners, adult anchor woman determined to succeed. Her delivery, once uneven, is as smooth and reliable as a Ray Allen jump shot.

PBS Frontline Investigation Into Financial Crisis Suggests Another Disaster On Horizon

PBS Frontline Investigation Into Financial Crisis Suggests Another Disaster On Horizon

Frontline’s new documentary about the financial crisis probably doesn’t say much you didn’t already know, at least if you’ve followed the story. But it’s a story worth telling again anyway, because memories on Wall Street and in Washington are dangerously short.

Romney’s Etch A Sketch Campaign Begins

Romney’s Etch A Sketch Campaign Begins

Two constituencies that President Obama is holding onto about as strongly now as he did four years ago are voters under 30 and Latinos. In what is probably not a coincidence, these two constituencies are the targets for the first two major Mitt Romney Etch A Sketch pivots of the general election.

DEATH PENALTY ON TRIAL IN CA

DEATH PENALTY ON TRIAL IN CA

A measure to abolish California’s death penalty qualified for the November ballot on Monday. If the measure passes, $100 million in purported savings from abolishing the death penalty would be used over three years to investigate unsolved murders and rapes.

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