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Obama Compromise with Republicans a Decision to Benefit All Americans

President Obama explained in his press conference today that he made a decision to work with Republicans in a compromise in order to help all Americans. He refused to allow the Republicans to hold the American people hostage for unemployment … Continue reading

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Time to Pass the New START Treaty in December 2010

According to former Republican arms control negotiator Richard Burt, Republicans may be stalling on passage of the New START because they have never passed an arms control treaty under a Democratic Congress and/or a Democratic President. It has nothing to do with the merits of the Treaty and it’s all about partisan politics. Burt and 5 former Republican Secretaries of State urge passage of the New START Treaty for the sake of improved national security. Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi Stands Up for All Americans in NYT Magazine Interview

Nancy Pelosi is a role model for all women. She was recently interviewed by Deborah Soloman of the NYT Magazine. Excerpts from the NYT Magazine Article: O.K., but you could admit to having deep emotions about your setback in the … Continue reading

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Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Claims Extending Unemployment Insurance is Better for the Economy than Extending Tax Cuts for Top 1%

The Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) crunched the numbers and proved that the Number 1 Option for Creating Jobs and Stimulating the U.S. Economy immediately is extending unemployment insurance which will put money directly into the economy faster than any other method at this time. So why are Republicans stalling on approving unemployment benefits extension at this crucial holiday season which would aid 98% of Americans? Continue reading

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Can the GOP overcome their addiction to Luntzian Talking Points void of Substance?

Are the GOP Leadership Capable of Real Dialogue and Working together with their Colleagues across the Aisle and with President Obama? Americans can hope that John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor and Jon Kyl will overcome their tendency to constantly … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Senator Kyl to Ratify the START Treaty Now

An Open Letter to Senator Jon Kyl: Dear Senator Kyl please join together with Republican Senator Lugar and ratify the New START Treaty as soon as possible in this current session of Congress. This Treaty has broad bipartisan support amongst military leaders and foreign policy experts of both parties. This Treaty will make the U.S. safer and promote peaceful relations between the U.S. and Russia in reducing the threat of nuclear weapons that affects all people around the world. Do the right thing by putting aside petty partisan politics and fearmongering and pass this treaty now. Continue reading

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Senator Lugar Urges Republicans and Democrats to Do Their Duty and Pass the New START Treaty Now

Elder Statesman, Senator Lugar, Stands up to Republican Leadership on the New START Treaty and calls for Immediate Passage of the Treaty before 2011 On Wednesday, 11/17/2010, Senator Lugar at a press conference with Senator Kerry and Secretary of State … Continue reading

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“Fair Game” a Must-See Film about the Outing of Valerie Plame and Abuse of Power

Valerie Plame, True-Life Jane Bond in Stopping Nuclear Proliferation Valerie Plame risked her life for her country for over 20 years while working for the CIA as a covert counter-proliferation operative. She moved throughout the middle east as a non-official … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the $2.3 Trillion Rumsfeld Said Was Missing from the Defense Department?

One Way to Be Fiscally Responsible – Find the Missing Money in the Defense Department                   On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld gave a speech at the Pentagon where he stated: “According … Continue reading

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Is Political Neuromarketing the New Orwellian Brainwashing of American Voters?

The Neuromarketing of American Elections 2010   An article appeared on the Fast Company website by Kevin Randall entitled, “How Neuromarketers Tapped the Vote Button in Your Brain to Help the GOP Win the House.” This is real stuff. Neuromarketing … Continue reading

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