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Executive Director of Group that Produced Rev. Wright television ads worked on the infamous Clinton Chronicles

So who put together that last minute national television buy of those advertisements featuring the Rev. Jeremiah Wright? As it turns out, Scott Wheeler, the executive director of the National Republican Trust PAC, the group which paid for and produced … Continue reading

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Lobbyist for Saddam gave $40,000 to Republican Senate and House Campaign Committees

John Venners, a Washington D.C. based public relations man who aided an influence effort to ease international economic sanctions against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, made $40,000 in campaign contributions since 2004 to the Republican House and Senate Campaign … Continue reading

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The McCain campaign responds to my Timmons story… sorta.

Via Satyah Khanna at Think Progress: Yesterday, Murray Waas revealed that the head of Sen. John McCain’s transition team, power lobbyist William Timmons, was involved in a lobbying effort on behalf of Saddam Hussein in the early 1990s “to ease … Continue reading

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The Company He Keeps: How Bill Timmons’ partners grifted Saddam Hussein

McCain aide William Timmons’ partners’ in his influence effort on behalf of Saddam Hussein, whom I wrote about in my Huffington Post story today, were Samir Vincent and Tongsun Park. Vincent pled guilty to federal criminal charges that acted as … Continue reading

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Running On Empty

From my buddy Sam Stein: Singer, songwriter, liberal activist and now John McCain scourge Jackson Browne filed a lawsuit today against the presumptive GOP nominee and the Republican Party for failing to obtain a license to use one of his … Continue reading

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McClatchy asks, “Where is the Republican Attack Machine this campaign?”

Of course, there is this sentence buried in this really exceptional story (the best that has appeared on this subject anywhere): Of course, they still could jump in at any time, thanks to their ability to raise cash fast with … Continue reading

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John McCain’s branding problems

This Bob Herbert column transcends politics and the war in Iraq, to touch on something more universal. Today’s must read. Curveball talks. And Paul West of the Baltimore Sun has the best analysis I have seen so far about John … Continue reading

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