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Knowing then what we know now, would Hillary still support Obama pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq? — That's Ron Christie's counter to two weeks of Republican candidates being forced to answer Iraq war counterfactuals. In the liberal narrative of Iraq, advanced most recently last night on Twitter by Jonathan Alter, every horror that's occurred to the present day was foreordained by decisions made before January 20, 2009.

How Obama Will Spend the Rest of His Life — What is in Barack Obama's heart? Underneath that cool exterior, it can be hard to tell. When he leaves office in 2017, he will be a fit 55-year-old with decades of productive life likely ahead of him. How will he use them?

Eight Must-Read Stories About Dead Toddlers, High-Flying Preachers and Inside NYC’s Most ‘Elite’ Sex Party — His wife vanished after a fight with him. His friend was slain after defending him. A neighbor was hacked up. He was recorded saying he did it. But please, stop jumping to conclusions! They Ran My Little Girl to Death Heather Walker's daughter, Savannah, died after her grandmother and stepmother allegedly forced her to run laps until she collapsed.

Bibi’s Ugly Win Will Harm Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu won a big election Tuesday, but he won ugly by staking out a new position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is likely to harm his nation in the months ahead. A reckoning is coming-faster than expected-for Netanyahu, his Likud Party and maybe even for the State of Israel itself.

The Promise: President Obama, Year One — Barack Obama's inauguration as president on January 20, 2009, inspired the world. But the great promise of "Change We Can Believe In" was immediately tested by the threat of another Great Depression, a worsening war in Afghanistan, and an entrenched and deeply partisan system of business as usual in Washington.

Bibi Faces Political Oblivion As Israel’s Election is Too Close To Call — With the final polls before Tuesday's pivotal Israeli election showing him narrowly behind, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to choose a message to close on. Some candidates close on trust; others on change. Netanyahu is closing on chutzpah.

“Bloody Sunday” Unites the Right and the Left — What if you took a bunch of squabbling politicians and asked them to go sit together in a history class taught by a man they think of as a living saint? As conjured by President Obama, this weekend in Selma felt like attending an anniversary commemoration at Independence Hall, Gettysburg, Appomattox or Kitty Hawk with the people who made history there.

Even Israeli Hawks Are Angry At Netanyahu — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers his apocalyptic message to Congress on Iranian nukes on Tuesday, he will seem the personification of the Israeli hawk. But back home in Israel, where I've been reporting for the last two weeks, there's a strong sense even among hardliners that Netanyahu has blown Israeli foreign policy and is making his nation weaker by imperiling its relationship with its most critical patron, the United States.

Anti-Vaxxers Are as American as Apple Pie — This week two seemingly unrelated stories-one on vaccinations, the other on vitamins-offer a disturbing glimpse into how the American social contract has frayed. People are being exposed to illness or even death for the phony freedom of a few.

The Free Community College Plan is Obama’s GI Bill — President Obama this month gave the best State of the Union address of his presidency but it was largely written in disappearing ink. Like the vast majority of presidential speeches, little of it lingers. But one proposal in the speech could prove historic.
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May 26, 2015

Iran Judge Closes Reporter’s Trial, Ignoring Pleas for Transparency Shameful that Obama hasn't done more.…

May 26, 2015… Cities with more guns have more shootings. Period. People don't (usually) kill unless guns make it easy.

May 24, 2015

RT @Barbie892: High school grad Scott Walker seeks $300 million in university cuts, but $220 million to build Bucks a new arena…

May 21, 2015

Whether because of Bibi fight or his middle name or fears of black anti-semitism, many Jews have long distrusted Obama. This is unwarranted.

May 21, 2015

Pres Obama: The Middle East Interview… Must-read @JeffreyGoldberg invu consistent with my Jewish Chicago take on him.

May 21, 2015

The best study done so far shows people with Obamacare plans like their plans… via @voxdotcom

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