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The age of apocalyptic government: What the latest GOP shutdown threats reveal about American politics

<b>(AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Reuters/Joshua Roberts/Ryan Rodrick Beiler, Pictureguy via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Republicans in Congress are threatening to shut down government (again) over Planned Parenthood<p>Conor Lynch<p>September 16, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>At times, there seems to be an ongoing debate amongst …

Obama unleashes big tweetstorm to show how much better the country is since he became president

Lehman Brothers, the giant investment bank, collapsed after the housing-market crash came to a head.<p>A sharp plunge in the stock market followed.<p>The US economy's collapse came right in the middle of the 2008 presidential election, and Barack Obama was elected less than two months later with an …

The White House

Obama admin won't reveal to Congress number of Americans killed by Iran

The Obama administration is declining to inform Congress about the number of American citizens and troops killed by Iran and its terror proxies, according to a document provided to Congress and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.<p>The administration was repeatedly asked by Congress to release …

George W. Bush’s enduring shame: The twisted legal rationales we can’t escape, a dozen years later

<b>(Reuters/Jim Young)</b><p>We know why W. embraced John Yoo’s strategy of hiding and obfuscation. The question is, why must President Obama?<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>September 19, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>A recently disclosed John Yoo memo that helped grease the skids to war with Iraq may have helped President Obama avoid war …

Obama Administration

Donald Trump gave credence to a major right-wing conspiracy theory about Muslim 'training camps'

"We have a problem in this country — it's called Muslims," the man said. "We know our current president is one."<p>"We have training camps growing where they want to kill us," he continued. "That's my question. When can we get rid of them?"<p>Rather than address the shaky foundation on which the "Muslim …

Donald Trump is now reaping what he has sown

Much has been made about the moment when a man in a Trump t-shirt stood at a New Hampshire event Thursday to ask the GOP's leading presidential candidate a question.<p>What followed were a series of remarkable statements made loudly and clearly into a microphone. America has a problem: Muslims. …