Tag Archives: Iraq

War-Weary Republicans Rebuke Romney On Afghanistan (HuffPost Politics)

December 1, 2011

By Robert Naiman On Wednesday night, the Senate adopted by voice vote an amendment introduced by Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley calling on President Obama to speed up U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. This was a watershed event towards ending the war. The previous high water mark of Senators calling for expedited withdrawal was 27; the […]

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Shots Fired! Blackwater ‘Intimidation’ on the Hill? (Wall Street Journal – Washington Wire)

November 30, 2011

By Nathan Hodge Last month, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) received a letter from a lawyer representing Erik Prince, the controversial founder of the private security company formerly known as Blackwater. It wasn’t fan mail. The letter, signed by Victoria Toensing, demanded that Rep. Schakowsky “cease and desist” from making statements suggesting Mr. Prince, who […]

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Audio: Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders (WAMC)

November 18, 2011

Part 1 (11/16/11) – The Federal Reserve has found itself under siege from both sides of the political spectrum. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Fed is fraught with conflicts of interest that have hurt the American people. Listen to part 1 >> Part 2 (11/17/11) – The […]

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U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq by Year

October 21, 2011

By Nicolas Mendoza WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that the last American soldier would leave Iraq by the end of this year, drawing to a close a divisive eight-year war that cost the lives of more than 4,400 troops, defined the presidency of George W. Bush, and helped ignite his own political rise. […]

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