Clinton

Why Is Robert Gates Angry?

The former Defense Secretary: Indignant, effective, and often wrong.

Robert Gates was one of the most effective secretaries of defense in recent history. He was also one of the most restraineduntil now.

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I hope Hillary enjoyed her time off; it looks like her campaign is underway. Last night, the former Secretary of State gave her first domestic policy speech since leaving State at the American Bar Association, where she criticized attacks on voting rights, including North Carolina’s voter suppression package. She also announced a series of upcoming policy addresses, including on the transparency of national security programs.

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Pakistan's Surprisingly Hopeful Election

A small victory for democracy

Yes, the election turned back power to a pol who once cultivated the Taliban and presided over a near-war with India. Here's why you should consider that a success.   

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The Unlikely Underdog

Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak

Against Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden would break the vice presidential nomination streak.

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The Lupe Fiasco debacle only highlighted a deeper fissure.

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There’s a great fiscal debate in Washington, and George W. Bush is winning it. In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge not to reverse Bush’s tax cuts for the bottom 98 percent of taxpayers, a promise he has worked hard to honor. That locked in 80 percent of the Bush-era revenue losses. During the current negotiations, Obama’s initial offer includes $1.6 billion in new revenue over 10 years, which would leave intact about 60 percent of Bush’s tax cuts.

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Why John McCain likes his new best friend.

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Mitt Romney's greatest gift of all to Democrats was clarying which party is on whose side. That wasn't so obvious to voters two years ago.

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Small business didn't get the memo on how higher taxes would destroy them.

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How has Obama changed in the last four years? To find out, Franklin Foer talks to three Obama-ologists: Barney Frank, Ron Suskind, and David Maraniss

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