10 things you need to know today: February 20, 2015

The Week 1.Pentagon lays out plans, dates to retake Mosul from ISIS In a briefing on Thursday, a U.S. Central Command official detailed how and when up to 25,000 Iraqi troops plan to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, from Islamic State control, starting in April or May. Twelve brigades will be involved, the official said:… More 10 things you need to know today: February 20, 2015

If It Wasn’t For 9/11, Republicans Would Be Obsolete

Addicting Info Consider George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani, and Ann Coulter. What do they all have in common, besides the fact they are rabid conservatives who have contributed nothing positive to our country? They all became more prominent, and held higher power and prestige after the September 11, 2001 attacks. While America picked up… More If It Wasn’t For 9/11, Republicans Would Be Obsolete

Rudy Giuliani crosses line on race: Why GOP must finally push back on his recklessness

Salon Blaming the murder of two NYPD officers on President Obama isn’t just stupid — it’s delegitimizing and obscene Quite appropriately, considering how terrible much of the news this year has been, it looks like the last big story of 2014 will be the horrifying murder of two NYPD officers this weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, an unhappy… More Rudy Giuliani crosses line on race: Why GOP must finally push back on his recklessness

Soledad O’Brien To Rudy Giuliani: ‘Stop Putting Words In My Mouth’ (VIDEO)

Soledad O’Brien has been on a roll putting her guests in check when they wander of topic… The Huffington Post Soledad O’Brien and Mayor Rudy Giuliani had a very heated exchange over President Obama’s response to Libya on Monday’s “Starting Point.” O’Brien replayed a clip of Matthew Dowd, a former member of George W. Bush’s… More Soledad O’Brien To Rudy Giuliani: ‘Stop Putting Words In My Mouth’ (VIDEO)

O’Brien gets Giuliani to admit to politicizing Libya attack

One thing that can be said about Soledad O’Brien is that she does her job well… The Raw Story While challenging former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani during an interview Monday morning, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien got Giuliani to admit to framing discussion of the fatal attack on a U.S. consulate for political gain. Giuliani,… More O’Brien gets Giuliani to admit to politicizing Libya attack

Get Krugman!

I agreed with Paul Krugman’s editorial and I agree with Dave Weigel’s assessment… Dave Weigel – Slate Early on Sunday morning, as the rest of NYTimes.com was turned over to 9/11 anniversary, Paul Krugman vented his spleen. Years of columns were condensed into a few pithy lines. “What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people… More Get Krugman!

Krugman: 9/11 made Bush, Giuliani become ‘fake heroes’

I’d have to agree with Nobel prize winner in economics, Paul Krugman on his assessment… The Raw Story This story may not be going away for a long while. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman lashed out at the commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of September 11th, labeling George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani… More Krugman: 9/11 made Bush, Giuliani become ‘fake heroes’

Rewrite, Sugarcoat, Ignore: 8 Ways Conservatives Misremember American History—for Partisan Gain

I can’t believe that the current crop of GOP presidential candidates actually think their followers are that stupid…uh, strike that… The Nation The mortgage crisis began in 2006 and it’s all President Obama’s fault—at least according to Fox News host Sean Hannity. Hannity recently blamed Obama—“his policies, his economic plan, his fault”—for the mortgage crisis, ignoring who… More Rewrite, Sugarcoat, Ignore: 8 Ways Conservatives Misremember American History—for Partisan Gain

Friday Blog Round Up

  What Recovery? The Five Myths About the U.S. Economy This is not your father’s recovery. It might not even be a recovery at all. Debunking.. Alaska poised to release Sarah Palin’s emails JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska on Friday will release thousands of Sarah .. Stretches of the Country Face Record-Setting… More Friday Blog Round Up