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The Widower Schiavo Speaks About Jeb!2016

The Widower Schiavo Speaks About Jeb!2016

The episode that should define Jeb Bush as a politician and a man isn’t actually his accomplicement to the theft of Florida’s votes for his brother in 2000: by removing thousands of Democratic-leaning voters (and those with similar names) from the rolls, he was only doing what every GOP governor would spend the next decade-and-a-half doing. Jeb instead should always be remembered for injecting himself — over and over, without surcease — into the private family drama over whether to honor a brain-dead woman’s wishes for the end of her life. Thankfully, Michael Schiavo appears determined not to let America forget: ThinkProgress spoke with Michael Schiavo and the attorney who represented him in the matter, George Felos, about Bush’s presidential…

Jaime Dimon, Barack Obama Whip House Dems: Maxine Waters

Jaime Dimon, Barack Obama Whip House Dems: Maxine Waters

According to Maxine Waters, speaking to Politico, House Democrats yesterday got whipped by both presidents: Jaime Dimon of JPMorganChase and Barack Obama of the USA. In a sign of the importance of the issue to Wall Street banks, JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon telephoned lawmakers on Thursday urging them to support passage of the spending bill, according to a person familiar with the calls. “I think after the president and Jamie Dimon started calling, some people gave in,” Rep. Maxine Waters of California, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee who voted against the bill, said after the vote. I guess Elizabeth Warren got her answer: “Who does Congress work for?” The same person Obama does: Jamie Dimon.…

Fire Brennan. Hire Udall to head CIA.

Fire Brennan.  Hire Udall to head CIA.

John Brennan doesn’t deserve a government paycheck. In a just world, he’d be frozen in carbonite and shot into the sun. But certainly in our world, Barack Obama must fire him. If Brennan and his cohort can then be prosecuted, wonderful. Despite all their patently illegal pre-exoneration for crimes, which originated in the Bush White House. In the meantime, there’s a wonderful candidate to clean up or shut down the mess that is the CIA. Mark Udall can locate and identify those dedicated public servants who work hard every day to prevent an attack on American interests. And he can get rid of the deadwood and the truly evil that remains. Udall said that redactions in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s…

Ace “Bomb Iran!” McCain Gives Seal of Approval to Lieberman for SecDef

Ace “Bomb Iran!” McCain Gives Seal of Approval to Lieberman for SecDef

Predictably, Senator John McCain endorsed his old warmonger buddy Joe Lieberman to be Secretary of Defense. Oddly enough, Ace’s opinion was solicited by the White House: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Monday that White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough had contacted him about his thoughts on who should be the next defense secretary. “I said Lieberman,” McCain told our colleague Steven Ginsberg as he got off the Amtrak Acela from Washington to New York. McCain laughed and said McDonough thanked him for his input, but that McCain did not think his close pal, the former senator from Connecticut, a Democrat turned Independent, would be considered for the job. (After all, he…

Joe Lieberman as SecDef Checkmates Ace McCain’s “Shadow War Cabinet”

Joe Lieberman as SecDef Checkmates Ace McCain’s “Shadow War Cabinet”

Ted Cruz, like a stopped clock or a blind squirrel, has an idea about Chuck Hagel’s successor. Cruz called the Democrat-turned-independent former senator a “strong option.” “We need a Secretary of Defense who is squarely focused on defending the national security interests of the United States, first and foremost, and especially preventing a bad deal over Iran’s nuclear weapons program that could do irreparable harm to us and our allies. One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the President’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States. I urge the President to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position,” Cruz said Monday in a prepared…