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Josh LedermanJosh LedermanAugust 12, 20167min334

It's the media's fault. That's out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump's claim Friday that he was merely being "sarcastic" in accusing President Barack Obama of establishing a terrorist group was his latest attempt to blame others for the uproar over what he says. It's an instinct that Trump's opponents say a president can't possess. Some Republicans seem to have the same concern.


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Jonathan LockwoodJonathan LockwoodJuly 28, 20167min519

Did Sen. Michael Bennet lie repeatedly when he told Coloradans that the president’s Iran nuclear deal will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon? This week the world found out that Iran is closer than ever to obtaining a nuclear weapon and that the Obama administration hid key details about the agreement from the public. In a story that was lost in the noise of the Republican National Convention, the Associated Press reported on a secret document connected to the controversial Iran nuclear deal that lifts key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program four years before the so-called “deal” expires, putting Iran within six months of nuclear capability.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayApril 7, 20168min376

President Obama’s critics charge that he’s never developed a strategy to defeat terrorism, the weapon of choice for those waging what they call a global jihad. The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, the journalist whose ear Mr. Obama most likes to bend, says that’s wrong — that the president does have a strategy. “He is, after all, killing jihadists at a frenetic pace.” First, it’s really not clear that Mr. Obama is engaged in anything more than a less-than-successful holding action against the Islamic State, al Qaeda, the Taliban and similar adversaries. Second, killing — at whatever pace is a tactic, not a strategy. Third and perhaps most important: There are Sunni jihadists and Shia jihadists and both utilize terrorism. What is Mr. Obama doing about the Shia jihadists? He’s rewarding and enriching them. To be fair, that may be a strategy, or at least part of one. It’s based on a set of assumptions, all of which I’d call dubious, e.g. that the Islamic Republic of Iran has “legitimate grievances” that deserve to be addressed; that Iran’s theocrats, like us, seek compromise; that they, like us, favor “conflict resolution” through diplomacy and regard violence as a last resort.


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Jonathan LockwoodJonathan LockwoodApril 7, 20166min516

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said he hates giving speeches on the Senate Floor much less to his constituents in Colorado. His statement angered Coloradans — rightfully — but who can blame him when his voting record stands in contrast with the will of his constituents. Bennet’s record indicates that he cares more about refugees, GITMO detainees and the Ayatollah of Iran than he does about global security, veterans’ health care and our constitutional rights. His record is dangerous and Coloradans need to be armed with the facts on his failure to keep us safe. Last year, Bennet sided with a minority of Democrats in the Senate to block a disapproval resolution of the Iran deal. They blocked the resolution three times, but not before Bennet refused to publicly state his position on the radically dangerous deal in spite of repeated inquiries from reporters on the national and state level.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 29, 201611min596

Declaring he’s on a mission “to save the Republic,” retired Army Major George Athanasopoulos filed Monday to run in a GOP primary to challenge five-term U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Golden Democrat. “When I heard we were making a deal with Iran, I was floored,” Athanasopoulos, who served four tours in Iraq, told The Colorado Statesman. “I view it as a single-point disqualifier for federal office for anyone who supported that deal. Iran was trying to kill us five years ago. It’s not like we had disagreements, they were actively trying to kill us.”


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 13, 201618min359
A stage full of Republican Senate candidates Thursday night took swing after swing at U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, repeatedly tying the Democrat to President Barack Obama and blaming him for everything from a ballooning federal deficit to an unstable and dangerous Middle East. “Every one of the candidates we have on stage tonight will make a better […]

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