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Bill Clinton Returns to the Podium

Well, there he was again. Bill Clinton was back at the White House, and somehow he made his way to the briefing room to hold forth for more than a half an hour with reporters, with President Obama beside him for part of the time. I’m sure he “offered” to go out into the briefing room and help make the case for the deal Obama

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Obama’s Latest Nasty Accusation

I’m sorry, I meant to mention how contemptible this statement was by the president yesterday on the failure of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal in the Senate. So I’ll correct the oversight. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to link DADT repeal to the Defense spending bill, just so he could get this kind of reaction from Obama and others if Republicans voted it

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Triangulation? Obama? Of Course!

There seems to be some discussion today about whether or not President Obama has embarked on a strategy of triangulation. OF COURSE HE HAS! What more evidence, given the events of the past few days and weeks, do House Democrats need to know they’re being triangulated? According to POLITICO this morning, they still need more. The question echoing through Democratic circles, among lawmakers and liberal

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It’s Off to School We Go

The motorcade exited the White House this morning and is not holding at Sidwell Friends School, where Sasha and Malia are in attendance. The Obamas are attending some kind of event. More details coming.

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Obama’s Insufficient Criticism of China on Liu

The White House this morning released a measured statement by President Obama suggesting China should reform its society and asking China to release imprisoned activist Liu Xiaobao, who receives the Nobel Peace Prize today in absentia. The problem with it is, it’s measured wrong. The dose of anger and determination is far too weak. China is engaged in lots of contemptible dealings, including the assertion

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