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An 'oops' heard around the world

Photo by ReutersBy Alan Fisher

Rick Perry has been campaigning for months. He’s been shaking hands and kissing babies in the way politicians are meant to when they want elected. But in just fifty three seconds all that was undermined. Fifty three seconds which could kill his presidential bid.

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Grope and Change

Herman CainAnd now, another installment in the continuing saga that is The Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Soap Opera. When last we left him, the candidate was praising his main backers: “The Koch Brothers are my brothers from another mother.”  Guess we should be grateful he hasn’t dismissed his accusers with an offhand: “Bros before hoes.”

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Iran Response to an Israeli Attack

missileIf Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convinces his cabinet to okay an attack Iran’s nuclear sites, Israel may suffer a diplomatic disaster.

Never mind that Netanyahu’s own top military and intelligence advisers are said to oppose the scheme. Never mind the Secretary-General of the UN is against it. Never mind U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns an Israeli attack could trigger “unintended consequences” such as “a serious impact on U.S. forces in the region.” 

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Catch-23

hopeby Adam Keller

In 2005 the State of Israel carried out a large political and military operation called "Disengagement from Gaza", following which the state formally informed the Supreme Court that it no longer controls Gaza and is not responsible for what is happening there.

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War of Words on Iran

Yukiuya AmanoProvocative rhetoric followed release of the IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program, despite baseless allegations in it.

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