To Wash Post: Bannon “Conservative,” Le Pen “Far Right”

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by Jim Lobe There are no major ideological differences between Steve Bannon and Marine Le Pen. Yet it seems that The Washington Post considers them to be very different. According to the Post, Bannon and his backers are “conservatives.” Le Pen… Continue Reading  

Did the Pro-Israel Lobby Contribute to Eric Cantor’s Defeat?

Photo: Rep. Eric Cantor shakes President Barack Obama's hand at the conclusion of a bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting in the Oval Office Private Dining Room on Nov. 10, 2013. Credit: White House Photo by Pete Souza

by Marsha B. Cohen News sites throughout the US — and Israel — are still displaying shock over the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a Tea Party challenger in Virginia’s June 11 primary. The GOP leader was widely expected to… Continue Reading  

Ten Years After Iraq War, Neo-Cons Struggle to Hold Republicans

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Ten years after reaching the height of their influence with the invasion of Iraq, the neo-conservatives and other right-wing hawks are fighting hard to retain their control of the Republican Party. That fight was… Continue Reading  

Jim DeMint: More “Fangs for the Conservative Beast”

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The revolving door between government and industry is nothing new. Government regulators get jobs in related industries when they retire; military officers accept positions with defense contractors. Former members of Congress have also accepted positions in business and industry, often… Continue Reading  

The Drone War and The War Over Drones

Recent news that the Obama administration plans to expand drone warfare in Yemen under the auspices of the CIA — the military has already been running a smaller-scale drone war in Yemen for some time now — highlights the need… Continue Reading