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Washington figures– Comey, McCain, New York Times






Today’s Comey testimony — Fired FBI director James B. Comey’s much-anticipated appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee today did contain three surprises. Keeping it brief, I’d rather highlight the three than recap everything that will be covered by every media outlet. I watched the presentation live-stream on C-Span, the event unedited and unfiltered by commentary. It was pretty much a given that Comey would fire back at the man… Read More

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Live-blogging the Petraeus and Crocker Iraq hearings, continued






11:15 a.m. With the televised portion of the Petraeus and Crocker appearances now concluded–including a very little Q&A with some senators–there is indeed little new news. What Petraeus said, or projects for the future–“the way ahead,” it’s characterized–amounts to little good, for the public interest. The ‘drawdown’ of the ‘surge’ buildup will be completed in about July. Then there will be a ‘pause,’ acc to… Read More

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Iraq escalation benefits only Jeb Bush






Iraq escalation benefits only Jeb Bush Senator McCain presents as someone who figures it’s his turn, per generally the way GOP presidential nominations work—the next man in line steps up, wins the nomination usually without too much difficulty, and then wins or loses the general election. The occasional exception like Barry Goldwater is characterized for a generation in party lore as someone who tore the… Read More

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