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Chuck Hagel has been the center of political infighting in Washington, with his Secretary of Defense cabinet nomination being filibustered by fellow Republicans in the Senate. While Republicans certainly have made incendiary claims about the would-be Secretary of Defense, the Chuck Hagel filibuster does have the whiff of manufactured controversy, especially considering that Hagel [...]
With the Supreme Court displaying skepticism during oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama has responded in its defense, bringing the Supreme Court case to an almost unprecedented level of politicization. 26 Republican governors have challenged the health care act, and right now, it looks like the Supreme Court [...]
With the nation abuzz about presidential politics, HBO has added a colorful portrait to the political landscape with the film Game Change–the story of the vice presidential nomination of Sarah Palin in 2008, directed by Jay Roach and based on the book by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Game Change reveals the inner-workings of the John McCain [...]
With the 2012 presidential election in full swing and the Citizen’s United decision having opened the doors to unlimited corporate contributions, corporations are opening their coffers to promote candidates friendly to their interests. Corporate contributions to candidate and to super PACs come from a variety of business interests, including finance, law, energy and unions [...]