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Facing criticism for taking military action in Libya without first formally consulting Congress, President Obama said Tuesday he is certain U.S. control over the operation would soon be transferred to the allies, news agencies reported.
"I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition," Obama said at a press conference in San Salvador with El Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, Bloomberg reported.
Members of NATO are meeting to establish a command structure, which will be done "over the next several days," he...
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Jerry Springer is known for his trashy daytime television talk show. But Springer's resume also includes stints as mayor, television news anchor and actor. I talked with him about everything from the political landscape of the country to his career to Sarah Palin.
In an interview with Howard Stern, you said we are a liberal country. If that's the case, why was the tea party so successful in 2010?
Jerry Springer, host of "The Jerry Springer Show" for 20 years, ran for Congress in 1970, was mayor of Cincinnati in 1977 and tried for Ohio's Democratic governor nomination in...
Walter Shapiro - Politics Daily
Nearly a half century ago – writing in the shadow of the John Birch Society and Joe McCarthy – liberal historian Richard Hofstadter identified what he called, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics." Perhaps too glibly, Hofstadter tried to link the anti-Catholic and anti-Masonic agitation of the 19th century with the right-wing conspiracy theories that arose out of the Cold War. (Robert Welch, the founder of the Birch Society, actually believed that Dwight Eisenhower – Ike! – was "a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy.")
Endorsing the mainstream theories of...
Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Republicans and Democrats are battling over the political identity of Jared Loughner, but the suspected Tucson gunman is actually a registered independent, according to Pima County voting records.
In the aftermath of the rampage, in which Loughner is accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (and a slew of others), both sides of the political spectrum quickly engaged in a public relations struggle over constructing Loughner's persona.
The liberal side sought to depict Loughner as a radical anti-government conservative, saying heated tea party rhetoric and Sarah Palin's political...
Bernie Goldberg - AOL News
This was the headline in a column about the Arizona shootings in the Sunday Guardian out of London.
"In the US, where hate rules at the ballot box, this tragedy has been coming for a long time."
And then the sub-head: "The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords may lead to the temporary hibernation of right-wing rage, but it is encoded in conservative DNA."
Yes, the Guardian is a far left piece of work, so we shouldn't be surprised by the shallowness or visceral hatred of conservatives by one of its pundits. But the same message, in slightly less outrageous form, is the topic of much conversation...
Walter Shapiro - Politics Daily
Liberal Democrats are, by nature and history, a perpetually disappointed voting bloc. They are either consigned to wail in the political wilderness (the Bush years and the Reagan years) or else the fruits of victory quickly sour on their tongues (the triangulating Bill Clinton).
Liberal malaise again afflicts the body politic. According to a recent poll conducted by the Marist Institute for McClatchy News, Obama's approval rating among Democrats has fallen to 74 percent and to 69 percent among liberals. House Democrats are still seething over Obama's tax-cut compromise with congressional...
Peter W. Fulham - Politics Daily
In the days after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Kevin Hollinshead hoped the president would become a leader reminiscent of Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- capable of steering the country out of a massive economic crisis while taking on his sharpest critics. But Hollinshead, a senior at Colorado State University, now feels that the president has ceded too much to his Republican opposition and failed to live up to the ideals of his campaign.
"They've decided that he's public enemy No. 1, and they'll do whatever it takes to ruin him," Hollinshead said of Republicans in Congress. "And rather...