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Liz Cheney's 'Al-Qaeda 7' Ad Raises Uproar

Even conservatives say attack on Justice Dept. goes too far

(Newser) - The new attack ad launched by Liz Cheney’s Keep America Safe group is so nasty that even her fellow conservatives are attacking it, and some are invoking McCarthyism. The ad brands Department of Justice officials who once represented Guantanamo inmates the “Al Qaeda 7,” and implies that... More »

McCarthyism? Try 'Palinism'

(Newser) - If Sarah Palin echoes a figure in American politics, it's Joseph McCarthy—so "try this on for size: Palinism," writes Richard Cohen in the Washington Post. Like McCarthy, she has a lefty "menace" to invent facts about, and she's succeeding in wounding health reform with... More »

Bachmann Backlash a Bonanza for Dems

Minnesota Rep. draws fire, challenger, over call to investigate "anti-American" behavior

(Newser) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has prompted so much outrage by attacking Barack Obama's patriotism that she’s attracted an opponent who doesn’t even want to win. He just wants to help her lose, writes Nick Coleman in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bachmann also recently suggested that every member of... More »

Obama Backer Compares Clinton to McCarthy

Retired general blasts Bill's patriotism remark

(Newser) - A retired Air Force general yesterday compared Bill Clinton to red-baiting Sen. Joe McCarthy, after Clinton made comments that seemed to question Barack Obama's patriotism. The former president said at a North Carolina rally, "I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where... More »

William F. Buckley Jr. Dies at 82

Influential conservative columnist founded National Review

(Newser) - Conservative columnist and editor William F. Buckley Jr. died today at age 82; he suffered from diabetes and emphysema. Buckley founded the opinion magazine National Review, hosted the show “Firing Line” and wrote 45 books. The author of God and Man at Yale and defender of Joe McCarthy was... More »

Porn Pioneer Vows to Take More DC Scalps

Flynt says he's about to out a GOP senator, bust a hypocrite candidate

(Newser) - Hustler publisher and professional muckraker Larry Flynt is “arguably the greatest student of the American underbelly since J. Edgar Hoover"—and now he’s got big conservatives in his sights, writes Vanity Fair. Flynt, who has often offered money for the unmasking of gay or adulterous politicians, insists... More »

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