In 2000, America was described as the sole remaining superpower – or even the world’s “hyperpower”. Now we’re in real trouble (at the very least, you have to admit that we’re losing power and wealth in comparison with China).How did it happen so fast?As everyone knows, the war in Iraq – which will end up costing $3-5 trillion dollars – was launched based upon false justifications. Indeed, the government apparently planned both the Afghanistan war (see this and this) and the Iraq war before 9/11.
Could this be the time when Benghazi finally turned from a liability to an asset for Hillary Clinton? If so, it’ll be because the issue has now become less about what the select committee Republicans set up to investigate the matter has found, and more about the committee itself.
The chaos and dysfunction currently roiling the Republican majority in the House of Representatives has made life difficult for the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Under the leadership of Trey Gowdy, the committee had been maintaining a low profile, keeping quiet and staying out of the news as it dug up dirt on Hillary Clinton to strategically leak to the press. The low-profile game plan was shot to hell by Kevin McCarthy, who bragged of the committee’s political agenda on national television, and was then forced to walk back his comments and deny saying the thing he said several times over. Suddenly, Gowdy and his committee were facing the one thing they’d hoped to avoid: scrutiny.
Sen. Bernie Sanders will get a pre-debate boost from Rep. Keith Ellison, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who will become the second member of Congress to endorse Sanders’ insurgent presidential campaign Monday, he told MSNBC.
MANCHESTER, N.H.—The event organizers called for problem-solving and civility, policy substance over sideshows.But Donald Trump just couldn’t help himself.President Barack Obama “bombed” on a recent “60 Minutes” appearance. Other presidential candidates can’t talk about polls because they’re all doing “lousy.” And when any of them criticize Trump, “I go after them and they drop out of the race.”That’s all according to Trump, the Republican front-runner who rolled into the No Labels conference here on Monday and served up 40 minutes of cognitive dissonance.
Manchester, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Jeb Bush have each renounced their previous positions on the Iraq War after previously supporting the invasion, an issue that has popped up repeatedly this election cycle. But for President George W. Bush’s favorite (former) Democrat, the decision was still sound.“I think the world is a lot better off, not withstanding all the problems in Iraq,” former Sen. Joe Lieberman told MSNBC on Monday in an interview. “I think the world is better off and the region is better off and the people of Iraq are better off.”
Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said she was disinvited from the first Democratic presidential primary debate in Nevada after she appeared on television and called for more face-offs.Ms. Gabbard confirmed on Sunday that her chief of staff received a message last Tuesday from the chief of staff to Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the national committee, about her attendance at the debate. A day earlier, Ms. Gabbard had appeared on MSNBC and said there should be an increase beyond the current six sanctioned debates.