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Former US Senators Trent Lott and John Breaux hired by Russian State Owned Bank to Lobby AGAINST Sanctions

The above headline is not a typo nor a headline from “The Onion” or some other satirical news outlet.  The nonpartisan Center For Public Integrity (CFPI) a non-profit group, is one of our nation’s oldest non-profit investigative news organizations. 452 more words

Foreign Policy

IS, The Middle-East & Some Political Philosophy-A Few Links

From The New Republic:

‘Other Muslims have romanticized the time of the early caliphs—but by occupying a large area and ruling it for more than a year, the Islamic State can claim to be their heirs more plausibly than any recent jihadist movement.

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Politics

Thinking Aloud: Naftali Bennett, Darling of the Israeli Right

Sept. 2, 2014 by Darius 

According to a new poll released today, the leader of the right wing in Israel is not Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu but rather Naftali Bennett, whose Jewish Home Party is even further to the right than Netanyahu’s.  320 more words

Thinking Aloud

Mexico Trip Gives Christie Chance To Beef Up Foreign Policy Credentials

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is off to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state.

But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience. 984 more words

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Rick Santorum and the Democratic Party - Strange Bedfellows

 

 

What do establishment Democrats and neocon Republicans have in common?  They are both powerful, incompetent, and think they speak for America!  As Rand Paul has wisely advocated a very consistent defense based foreign policy, the establishments of the left and right are blasting Paul for “blaming America”.  471 more words

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