Coverage continues with Rep. Marcia Fudge's emotion-infused defense of Susan Rice after the jump.
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Tags: John McCain, Jon Stewart, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, Marcia Fudge, Senate, State Department, Susan Rice, The Daily Show, Video
John McCain on congressional promises to block Rice from being appointed Secretary of State…
"I wonder why we are starting this new Congress with a protracted debate about a foregone conclusion. I can only conclude that we are doing this for no other reason than because of lingering bitterness over the outcome of the election."
Tags: Condoleezza Rice, John McCain, Quote Unquote, State Department, Susan Rice
Win, lose or draw, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she won't be rejoining the Obama administration after the 2012 elections. Speculation for her replacement as the nation's top diplomat has focused on Senator John Kerry, but following President Obama's speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Congressman Allen West has thrown his hat into the ring.
In a statement on his Facebook page, West outlined how he would have dealt with roiling waves of anger washing over the Muslim world…
My statement to the United Nations would have been, "The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence."
The last few weeks have been a reminder that the American right of free expression can be abused for nefarious ends, but West's remarks offer an opportunity for the United States to show the world why we value unrestricted speech so highly: If we can Samuel L. Jackson to do a dramatic reading of West's statement, I'm sure liberty will be redeemed in the eyes of the world.
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Tags: Allen West, State Department, United Nations
And that "fact," according to these fact sheets: Barack Obama is awesome.
For years the State Department has drafted a series of "Background Notes" on foreign countries, before the Obama administration realized that if we wanted to know more about a country, we'd invade it.
In the meantime, it was best to bow to reality and acknowledge that the only thing Americans like less than geography is reading…
Tags: Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, State Department
The video of Hillary Clinton dancing in South Africa is the political equivalent of videos of kittens playing in boxes. It's a little silly, a little funny, but ultimately harmless and pleasant.
See? It's like watching your incredibly accomplished mom take a break from making sure no one hates America more than usual, throwing on her favorite vaguely ethnic blue shirt and having a blast. I couldn't see how anyone could object to it, but then I saw the YouTube comments…
To be fair, Mao Tse-tung already kind of looks like Mao Tse-tung in drag. Every picture of him looks like my grandma but with a slightly bigger bald spot.
The only war Hillary Clinton has ever started is the war on giving a fuck.
That doesn't sound like an insult. It sounds like something a Jamaican person would say to compliment how good you are at dancing.
Grow up? She is definitely acting like a sixty-something in this video. If anyone in your family has ever gotten married, you know what I mean.
Is there such a thing as a Teleprompter for dancing?? If so, we might finally know why Bristol Palin lasted so long on Dancing with the Stars.
Who even knows what this raving lunatic means.
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Tags: Hillary Clinton, South Africa, State Department, YouTube