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Worse Than Benghazi: After Reagan Ignored Warnings, 220 Marines Were Killed by a Terrorist in Beirut
But Democrats led By Speaker Tip O'Neill blamed the terrorists, not the president, for the murders

In 1982, seven years into the Lebanese Civil War, Pres. Ronald Reagan ordered 2,400 Marines into Beirut as part of an international peacekeeping mission. As peacekeepers, the Marines operated under rules of engagement that prohibited them from firing their weapons unless they’d been fired upon first — and even then they could only respond with […]

How Much Does Obama Hate Israel? 1.9 Billion Times

One of the many persistent right-wing lies about Pres. Obama is that he hates Israel. It may be true that he’s not fond of the country’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, a despicable figure who is closely aligned with Republicans in the U.S. Congress, a cabal that makes no secret of its contempt for the president. But […]

Bush’s CIA Briefer: Cheney and Bush Lied about Iraq Nukes
Republicans insist that the Bush-Cheney administration relied on faulty intel instead - because incompetence may be excusable but starting a war based on lies is a war crime

Why did George Bush and Dick Cheney invade Iraq? Their foundational rationale for the invasion was to prevent Saddam Hussein from using nuclear weapons they claimed he had. Based on what we know now, of course, those claims were either lies or they were based on faulty intelligence. Republicans are desperate to assert it was […]

Republicans, a Rock, a Hard Place and Obamacare

The Republican gambit of demonizing Obamacare is starting to backfire — as well it should. The strategy is based on a lie. In 2009, Pres. Obama opted to use the individual mandate model as the basis of health-insurance reform — rather than the single-payer, Medicare-for-all approach his supporters preferred — in part because he hoped […]

Seven or Eight Errors Deleted by Murdoch-Owned Publisher of ‘Clinton Cash’

7 or 8Number of erroneous statements deleted from the text of “Clinton Cash” in the Kindle version published by HarperCollins, a company owned by Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch, according to right-leaning Politico. The book’s author, right-wing propagandist and former Sarah Palin adviser Peter Schweizer, has a reputation for publishing books and articles that have proven to be riddled with errors and misstatements of facts.

Video: ‘Open Carry’ Is Apparently Only Legal When White People Do It

Two men — one white, one black — in jurisdictions where it’s legal to walk around with assault weapons, go out in public with rifles. A policeman questions the white guy and sends him on his way. With the black guy, it’s a different story. Watch:

The Ten Senate Races Democrats Are Most Likely to Win in 2016

We’re not yet halfway through 2015 but the 2016 race for control of the U.S. Senate is starting to take shape. This week The Hill ranked the 10 most competitive races — and since then there has been a development in the race The Hill listed as likely to be the easiest pickup for Democrats. […]

Even the Tea Party Disagrees with Jeb That Invading Iraq Was Worth It
Fox Calls ‘Clinton Cash’ Lie About Foundation’s Spending ‘Incredibly Misleading’

One of the more startling assertions about the Clinton Foundation made in “Clinton Cash,” the controversial book by former Sarah Palin adviser Peter Schweizer, is that just 10 percent of the billions donated to the foundation goes to charitable activities. The rest, Schweizer has suggested, is pocketed by the Clintons. Not surprisingly, Schweizer’s assertion has […]

‘Clinton Cash': The Same Old GOP Smoke and Mirrors

By now you’ve probably heard that a right-wing partisan hack named Peter Schweizer has written a book about the Clinton Foundation titled “Clinton Cash” in which he suggests that Bill and Hillary have been operating their foundation as a giant slush fund, and that Bill has been whoring himself out to moneyed interests who pay […]