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Actually, there’s not a shred of evidence to support that, but that hasn’t stopped journalists from speculating wildly about Obama’s potential “links.” Check out Steve Benen’s smart critique of an AP story on the topic:
Is Obama connected to Blagojevich’s scandal? No, but the scandal is “threatening to dog him.” Has Obama done anything wrong? No, but Republicans are going to “try to link him to the scandal.”
Well, yes, of course they are. That’s what political opponents do.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Estimated percentage of U.S. gasoline consumption that occurs during traffic jams:
In India, 1.8 million female children were estimated to have died between 1985 and 2005 as an indirect result of domestic violence against their mothers; the boys of abused mothers were not at increased risk of death.
Vanilla latte and lemon pound cake continued to be the best-selling items at the Starbucks at CIA headquarters, where baristas do not write customers’ names on their cups.
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