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Minnesota Helps Obama in Re-Election Victory; Romney Concedes

President Barack Obama will serve four more years after winning Minnesota and seven of the nine battleground states Tuesday night.

Obama’s laser like focus on the battleground states allowed him to run up a sizeable margin in the competition for electoral votes, where it mattered.

November 6th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Foreign Policy,Government,Israel Lobby in Action,Legislation,Politico | Read More »

Romney’s Foreign Policy: About Face or Two-Faced?

RomneyObama debates

The Mitt Romney who showed up on debate night was a different person. The questions for voters will be: for which Mitt Romney are they being asked to vote? And should he win, which Mitt Romney would show up for work?

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted in AfPak,Editors' Picks,Expert Opinions ME,Iraq War,Libya,Middle East Conflicts,News From the Region,War | Read More »

Romney’s Neocons, Hiding in plain sight

Rabbi Dov Zakheim served as the under secretary of defense (comptroller) and chief financial officer for the Department of Defense (DOD) from 2001-2004.In addition to serving in several DOD posts since 1981, Rabbi Zakheim was teaching as an adjunct professor at the National War College, Yeshiva University, Columbia University, and Trinity College in Hartford, Ct., He has served on a number of government, corporate, non-profit, and charitable boards and authored numbers books and articles.

Dov Zakheim, Mitt Romney’s top foreign policy advisor, wants us to know the neocons aren’t in charge of RomneyWorld…

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Expert Viewpoints,Foreign Policy,Government,Israel Lobby in Action,Legislation,Politico | Read More »

GOP Gov. Shutting down voting in Florida in last-ditch effort to save Romney

No vote for you in Fla

Gov. Scott says no to more early voting in Florida. Y’all just keep standing in line; troops and Marines died to stop you from voting

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Corruption,Editors' Picks,Government,Politico | Read More »

Mitt Romney has ties to Third Largest Voting Machine Company in the Country

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Mitt Romney’s son and some of his Bain partners and some of his top donors to his campaign, have now taken over, acquired the third largest voting machine company in the country. “Hart Intercivic,”

November 1st, 2012 | Posted in Americas,Asia,Causes,China,Civil Liberties,Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Europe,Expert Viewpoints,Foreign Policy,Global,Government,Iran,Israel,Israel Lobby in Action,Life,Middle East,Peace,Politico,Syria | Read More »

Romney’s Five Wars

Romney And Ryan Campaign In Jacksonville

Four or five wars and lots of other conflicts are not a foreign policy vision, they are a nightmare.

October 31st, 2012 | Posted in AfPak,Drug War,Editors' Picks,Expert Opinions ME,Iraq War,Libya,Middle East Conflicts,News From the Region,War | Read More »

Romney’s “Peculiar Sense” of Geography

Really and truly: how pig-ignorant can you be and still have the Village Idiots treat you as a serious candidate for President of the United States? — Mark Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.

Romney’s foreign policy is not complicated. It is simply “make the Middle East Israel-friendly”, the Bush-era neoconservatives’ mantra.

October 25th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Expert Viewpoints,Foreign Policy,Government,Israel Lobby in Action,Politico | Read More »

Senior advisor to Romney inspired by Trotsky’s right-hand man

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It’s no surprise to find Schoenfeld and his fellow neocons flocking to Romney’s banner. They know he will almost certainly take us to war with Iran.

October 20th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Expert Opinions ME,Middle East Conflicts,News From the Region,War | Read More »

Greg Palast: Mitt Romney’s Auto Bailout Bonanza

Mitt Romney's Bailout Bonanza

Romney and his wife, Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailout—and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical—more than 3,000 percent on their investment.

October 19th, 2012 | Posted in Corruption,Editors' Picks,Government,Politico | Read More »

Obama powerfully exposes the real Mitt Romney plan in debate

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A nation allowing “folks at the top” to “play by a different set of rules” is a violent breach of everything America stands for, and the core of Mitt Romney’s scheme for ending America as we know it

October 18th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Editors' Picks,Government,Politico | Read More »

Why Romney’s Mormonism Matters

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The Mormons, with their history of religious severity, are a perfect fit for the über-orthodoxy of the Tea Party-controlled GOP. Mitt Romney has said that he feels that voters do not need be concerned as to where he goes to church on Sunday.

October 17th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Education,Life,Of Interest | Read More »

Willard Mitt Romney Exposed as Obama Executes

Vote Romney for president. You don't need to know why; it's none of your damn business

Not since Adlai Stevenson prevailed over Zorin 50 years ago on the world stage have we seen such a historic victory for facts, logic and a tribute to reason and intelligence

October 17th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Editors' Picks,Foreign Policy,Government,Of Interest,Politico | Read More »

Mitt Romney: The Great Deformer

Romney and Ryan selling snake oil

Bain Capital is a product of the Great Deformation. It has garnered fabulous winnings through leveraged speculation in financial markets that have been perverted and deformed by decades of money printing and Wall Street coddling by the Fed.

October 15th, 2012 | Posted in Big Business,Corruption,Editors' Picks,Government,Jobs,Politico,Small Business | Read More »

No wonder Romney/Ryan pretends there’s no war in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Paul Ryan was more lost in Afghanistan than the Russian army ever was. In the realm of national security, geopolitical stability and human rights, Romney and Ryan are both clueless

October 12th, 2012 | Posted in AfPak,Editors' Picks,War | Read More »

Biden Stands up for Veterans, Elderly Who Were Ridiculed by Mitt Romney

Joe Biden

These people are my mom and dad, the people I grew up with, my neighbors, veterans and people fighting in Afghanistan right now who are, quote, not paying any taxes.

October 12th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Editors' Picks,Government,Politico | Read More »

Mother of Slain Navy SEAL to Chickenhawk Mitt Romney: Shut the Hell Up

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Barbara Doherty said, “I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.”

October 11th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Libya,War | Read More »

Romney’s Israeli Friends Desert Him

NETANYAHU PREFERS ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT

If the Mitt-Bibi special bond is a Romney plus, it did not show itself in Romney’s VMI speech.

October 10th, 2012 | Posted in Americas,Asia,Bahrain,China,Editors' Picks,Egypt,Europe,Global,Iran,Israel,Middle East,Oceana,Oman,Palestine,Syria,United Kingdom,Yemen | Read More »

Mitt Romney’s delusional foreign policy

Romney Criticizes Obama Middle East Policy

“Absent true policy differences, the Republican nominee’s fantasy of American power reveals a fragile grasp of global realities” — Michael Cohen

October 8th, 2012 | Posted in Americas,Asia,China,Editors' Picks,Egypt,Europe,Global,Iran,Middle East,Oceana,Palestine,Syria,United Kingdom | Read More »

Who is the real Romney and was Obama’s mind somewhere else?

LOOK UP, MR. PRESIDENT!  (Credit image: Reuters/Jim Bourg/AP/Eric Gay)

There are still two more presidential debates, and Mr. Obama has the facts on his side to expose the hollowness of his opponent. But first he has to decide to use them aggressively.

October 4th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Expert Viewpoints,Government,Politico | Read More »

Putin Thanks Romney For Reckless Remarks

Putin-World Economic Forum

Putin’s comments reinforce the serious policy implications that come along with Romney’s bombastic rhetoric.

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Americas,Asia,China,Editors' Picks,Europe,Global,Iran,Middle East,Syria | Read More »

Meet the donors who likely attended Romney’s Florida fundraiser [VIDEO]

Mitt Romney fundraiser

Some of these figures–like Leder, Berman, Feingold and Kislak–have also given money to up-coming Florida Republican Adam Hasner, Hasner is chairman of the “Jewish Americans For Romney Coalition”

October 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Americas,Asia,Bahrain,China,Editors' Picks,Egypt,Europe,Global,Iran,Israel,Middle East,Oceana,Oman,Palestine,Syria,United Kingdom,Yemen | Read More »

NYT to Obama v. Romney, “let’s you and him fight”

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There are three presidential debates, and one vice-presidential debate, before the election on November 6. I await with great anticipation, just how the New York Times will cover the first debate Wednesday, October 3. Maybe they will have a fight story that depicts Wile E. Romney getting up from the canvas to score a decisive victory over the champ, Bugs Obama.

October 1st, 2012 | Posted in Americas,Asia,Bahrain,China,Editors' Picks,Egypt,Europe,Global,History,Iran,Israel,Middle East,Oceana,Oman,Palestine,Syria,United Kingdom,Yemen | Read More »

What might Netanyahu do when his American mob tells him Romney won’t win?

Dear Republicans, Good Luck in 2012.

Not only is Obama now well placed to secure a second term, if only by default on Romney’s part, there is also a growing realization in America that, on Netanyahu’s behalf, the Zionist lobby and its stooges in Congress have overplayed their hand in trying to influence the American election and push the US into war.

September 18th, 2012 | Posted in Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Expert Viewpoints,Foreign Policy,Government,Israel Lobby in Action,Politico | Read More »

“Would Romney Pursue a Neocon War Agenda?” Revisited

Republican Convention 2

On reading “The 50 most powerful Republicans on foreign policy,” I found myself compelled to suggest that people re-read my article “Would Romney Pursue a Neocon War Agenda?”

August 31st, 2012 | Posted in AfPak,Drug War,Editors' Picks,Expert Opinions ME,Iraq War,Middle East Conflicts,News From the Region,War | Read More »

The Romney and Netanyahu Brotherhood

The NeoCons are delighted with their new imperialist firebrand, Mitt Romney. Just look to all the familiar faces and names that surround the presumptive GOP nominee for dictator in chief.

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Veterans Blast Romney for Supporting Voter Suppression

Military Veterans Blast Romney for Supporting Voter Suppression

Military veterans say Mitt Romney “lives in a bizarro world” for supporting voter suppression laws, such as those in Ohio and Pennsylvania, while attacking the Obama administration’s suit to restore voting rights for all Ohio voters

August 7th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Editors' Picks,Government,Politico | Read More »

Mitt Romney Wants to Restrict Voting Rights of More Than 900,000 Ohio Veterans

Voting

Romney is one sorry SOB. My question for Mitt Romney is simple: “Why won’t you join the Obama lawsuit in Ohio, and protect our veterans’ right to vote?” I know the reality: The GOP wants to restrict voting in America

August 6th, 2012 | Posted in Civil Liberties,Corruption,Editors' Picks,Government,Politico | Read More »

Romney Visits Culturally “Superior” Israel; Totally Ignores the Occupation

Romney at the wailing western wall

If Romney failed to grasp the obscenity of Israel’s “security wall”, what else has he missed?

August 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Expert Viewpoints,Foreign Policy,Government,Israel,Israel Lobby in Action,Politico | Read More »

Is Romney just a pretty face then?

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He’s blind to the “bleedin’ obvious” economic consequence of military occupation.

August 1st, 2012 | Posted in Causes,Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Foreign Policy,Government,Israel Lobby in Action,Life,Peace,Politico | Read More »

Romney In Israel: How High To Jump?

Mitt Romney speach in Jerusalem 2012

Settlers and religious fanatics: it’s striking how the entire foreign policy position of the GOP in the Middle East has essentially been out-sourced to the Likud.

July 30th, 2012 | Posted in Corruption,Cost to the US,Editors' Picks,Expert Viewpoints,Foreign Policy,Government,Israel Lobby in Action,Politico | Read More »


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