What a disappointment! The Republicans are all set to unveil their new select committee to keep the attack in the news, and Obama has to go and bring the alleged ringleader to justice. read more
After Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz, a failed Senate candidate in Wyoming, wrote a Wall Street Journal commentary blasting President Barack Obama's policies in regard to Iraq, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave this response on the Senate floor: "If there's one thing this country does not need, is that we should be taking advice from Dick Cheney on wars. Being on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is being on the right side of history." The Cheneys have set up Alliance For A Strong America, a new non-profit devoted to addressing "national security failures." (No, not his.)
Michael Tomasky: I did a triple-cringe with a double gag when I heard John Boehner's remark about President Obama "taking a nap" with respect to Mosul. ... It's just so disgustingly dishonest of Boehner to talk like that. As we all know, it was Boehner's party that gave us this war, with his own support back in 2002, when the House voted. Yeah, too many Democrats signed on to this hideous folly, but the war in Iraq was obviously a GOP production. If you remember the sound of the war drums at the time, you remember who was doing most of the beating on them. read more
Peter Bergen: ISIS, the brutal insurgent/terrorist group formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq, has seized much of western and northern Iraq and even threatens towns not far from Baghdad. From where did ISIS spring? One of George W. Bush's most toxic legacies is the introduction of al Qaeda into Iraq, which is the ISIS mother ship. If this wasn't so tragic it would be supremely ironic, because before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, top Bush officials were insisting that there was an al Qaeda-Iraq axis of evil. read more
Chubby Checker wants the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to know it's time to induct him into its exclusive club before it's too late.
"I don't want to get in there when I'm 85 years old. I'll tell them to drop dead, so you better do it quick while I'm still smiling," Checker said Thursday.
Checker's recording of "The Twist," and subsequent "Let's Twist Again" are considered among the most popular songs in the history of rock 'n' roll.
"Let's Twist Again' was the first rock 'n' roll song that received a Grammy (in 1962)," Checker said.
The 72-year-old recording artist equates a place in the Cleveland-based hall to the ability to sustain his career.
"If you put me in when I'm too old to make a living, then it's no good for me to be in there." read more