The Hype Behind the Health Care Scandal

Paul Krugman, NY Times
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Obama’s Tough Choices in Iraq

David Ignatius, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON -- President Obama came nearly full circle on Iraq Thursday, sending military advisers back to cope with that country's disintegration, as U.S. officials lobbied for replacement of the prime minister that America helped install. These were the right choices, but they were a measure of how badly U.S. policy has gone awry. Obama has concluded that Iraq faces all-out civil war and partition unless it replaces Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki with a less sectarian and polarizing leader. U.S. diplomats are floating the names of various alternative candidates in Baghdad. Meanwhile, Obama... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Republicans accuse Obama administration over crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators on Thursday issued a report accusing the Obama administration of pushing ahead with last October's botched rollout of website despite internal concerns that the technology would not work.
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Obama’s Confusing Al Qaeda Strategy

Jonathan Schroden, TNI
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Dick Cheney’s Chutzpah

E.J. Dionne, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON -- The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence." It's singularly appropriate for the astonishing op-ed piece that former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz published in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. It's not every day that a leader of the previous administration suggests that the current president is a "fool" and accuses him of intentionally weakening the United States. "President Obama seems determined to leave office ensuring he has taken America down a notch," the Cheneys write. Are they charging our... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Hillary Clinton notes distance from Obama on Syria rebels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pointed out her differences with President Barack Obama on Tuesday over his decision not to arm moderate Syrian rebels, as neighboring Iraq struggles to cope with extremist spillover from Syria.
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