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The Republicans take aim at their targets in the Obama Administration

By Renegade   January 2011

Warrior woman: Michèle Flournoy testifying before the Senate, could become the first female US Secretary of Defence

It’s war. Forget the bland Republican rhetoric about working with the president, and watch what they do and the stormtrooper leaders they select. The 42 Republican members of the existing Senate have sent a letter to Democrat majority leader Harry Reid saying they will co-operate in nothing “until the Senate has acted to fund the government and we have prevented the tax increase that is currently awaiting all American taxpayers.” It sounds reasonable, but it’s designed mainly to ensure that they avoid blame…

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