“Bernie Sanders Rips The Mask Off Of Trump To Reveal A Fraud Who Hates Working People”


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“Bob’s Final Commentary”


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“John McCain Celebrates Memorial Day By Calling For More Americans To Die In The Middle East”


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“Scott Walker Dissolves Into Gibberish When Asked About His Foreign Policy Credentials”


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“Mitch McConnell’s Message To Minorities On Selma Anniversary: Your Vote Won’t Count”


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“Schieffer: White House must rethink how it communicates”


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President Barack Obama arrives at a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama arrives at a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS News) People often ask me, “Of all the administrations you’ve covered, which was the most secretive and manipulative?”

The Nixon Administration retired the trophy, of course. Since then, my answer is, “Whichever administration is currently in power.”

Information management has become so sophisticated, every administration learns from the previous one. Each finds new ways to control the flow of information.

It’s reached the point that if I want to interview anyone in the administration on camera, from the lowest-level worker to a top White House official, I have to go through the White House press office.

If their chosen spokesman turns out to have no direct connection to the story of the moment, as was the case when U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was sent out to explain the Benghazi episode, then that’s what we (and you, the taxpayer) get.

And it usually isn’t much.

So I am glad the President has asked the Attorney General to review whether his investigations into leaks is having a chilling effect on journalists.

But it shouldn’t stop there. The president needs to rethink his entire communications policy, top to bottom. It is hurting his credibility and shortchanging the public.

And to head the review, how about someone other than the Attorney General, whose department is so deeply involved? That makes no sense to me. [FULL QUOTE]

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RNC CHAIRMAN PRIEBUS AND SARAH PALIN HAVE DIFFERENT VISIONS FOR GOP


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“14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To ‘Just Go Do It’ “


WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged the president on Sunday to drop his resistance to the idea and simply bypass the upcoming debate over raising the debt ceiling by deeming the entire cap unconstitutional.

Appearing on CBS‘ “Face the Nation,” Pelosi offered her strongest endorsement to-date of the 14th Amendment option, which holds that Congress doesn’t have the power to use the debt ceiling as a hostage-taking device because the validity of the debt “shall not be questioned.”

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Bill Clinton stirs talk of possible Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016 race


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Bill Clinton on his wife’s campaign skills: ‘I’ve never met anybody I thought was any better than her at this.’ Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

The 2012 election may be far from decided, but on Sunday all the speculation centered on the 2016 race, and whether a certain household Democrat name might once again feature on the ballot paper.

The prospect of a Hillary Clinton run for the White House gained momentum when Bill Clinton offered the broadest hint yet that she might go for it.

Hillary Clinton is due to stand down soon as secretary of state, probably in January, and take at least six months out to write her memoirs about her time in office. After that, she will make up mind whether she will run, according to the Clinton camp.

Aged 64, she is still young enough for a bid in 2016 and is, at present, ahead of any of her rivals in terms of standing and popularity inside the party. She retains a driving desire to become the first female president.

Other senior Democrats, including at least three governors, are already positioning themselves for a run – and vice-president Joe Biden might fancy his chances too – but Hillary Clinton has much more stature.

Bill Clinton, in an interview with Face The Nation, talked up her achievements and said she would be well placed.

“I’ve never met anybody I thought was any better than her at this. But again, we got a lot of able people in our party who want to be president,” he said. [QUOTE]

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Romney Economics: Fewer Teachers, Fewer Firefighters, Fewer Police Officers


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