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The Swampby Frank James The Bush Administration once again comes off looking poorly in the latest installment of the New York Times series called "The Reckoning" for pouring fuel on the raging fire that was the housing bubble, then waiting to......
The Swampby Frank James The Obama transition team report on its contacts with Gov. Rod Blagojevich' or the governors' office has been released and, as has been telegraphed for days by the Obama team, it exonerates President-elect Obama and his aides......
The Swampby Frank James Andrew Cordesman, one of the Washington's top national-security experts, asks and attempts to answer some questions on a lot of people's minds right now: how does the fighting in Gaza stop and what can the U.S. do......
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsOf all the things George W. Bush did as President, the one that continues to amaze me most: He got re-elected. When he won a second term in 2004, I wrote that the American public deserved whatever it got. Boy,......
Spin CycleChuck Schumer threw a farewell party for Hillary last night. An account of the misty-eyed lovefest -- not dissimilar from her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, except for the absence of stinky Republican guy......
The Swampby Frank James With the pomp and ceremony of his inauguration as the nation's first African American commander-in-chief largely behind him, President Barack Obama was expected on his first full day in the Oval Office to take up the three......
Spin CycleIn addition to supporting Bush's FISA legislation, Bush's tax cuts, and Iraq War funding, another key flashpoint on the left for Kirsten Gillibrand is immigration. She's supported an enforcement-oriented approach to immigration -- not necessarily...
Spin CycleWe've blogged regularly over the last few weeks on Sen. Chuck Schumer's resistance to the idea of nationalizing banks that are insolvent, even as a wide range of economists and political figures have been moving in that direction. On......
Tags: Government, Alan Greenspan, Nationalization
The Swampby James Oliphant Continuing a tradition begun during the early phase of the Iraq War, Sen. Dick Durbin will attend President Obama's address to Congress with two veterans from his home state of Illinois. Sitting with Durbin will be Sgt.......
Tags: Government, Dick Durbin, Health, Bradley, Barack Obama
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsSo nice to hear that a comfortable, cocooned and corpulent multi-millionaire keeps rooting for the president to fail. Rush Limbaugh said it a few days before Barack Obama was inaugurated, and he reiterated (or reignited) the sentiment over the weekend.......
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsIt???s been six years since U.S. bombs started falling on Baghdad. Six years of war in Iraq -- that???s longer than American involvement in World War II. Has it been worth it? And do we even think about it? The......
The SwampA soldier mans his 50 caliber machine gun as his scout unit heads to Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 22, 2003. (Chicago Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo). by Frank James This weekend marked the sixth anniversary of the Iraq War. At......
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