Joe Conason

National Memo

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Editor-in-chief of the National Memo, a political newsletter, and author of Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth and It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush; former syndicated columnist and editor at the Investigative Fund, a project of the progressive Nation Institute; former contributor to the New York Observer and Salon.com;

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President Bill Clinton survived potential scandals, including "Whitewater," "Travelgate" and "Filegate" because no wrongdoing was ever proven.

Clinton Cash: Corruption or Conspiracy?

President Bill Clinton survived potential scandals, including "Whitewater," "Travelgate" and "Filegate" because no wrongdoing was ever proven.

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New York Democrat  Anthony Weiner  resigned without any evidence he ever committed a crime.

The Random Nature of Political Scandal

New York Democrat Anthony Weiner resigned without any evidence he ever committed a crime.

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Barack Obama  wants to raise taxes on incomes over $250,000 and use part of the money for tax credits on all workers, even those who don't earn enough to pay income tax.

'Socialism' and Political Rhetoric, Past and Present

Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on incomes over $250,000 and use part of the money for tax credits on all workers, even those who don't earn enough to pay income tax.

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