May 31, 2020

Iran in Syria

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Iran in Syria By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama’s over-arching foreign policy goal is to extricate the country from Afghanistan, and not get his administration pulled into another war where U.S. national interests are not directly involved. He did manage to end U.S. involvement […]

Press freedom vs. national security

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Press freedom vs. national security By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Much of the Washington press corps is in an uproar over two leak probes initiated by the Justice Department, one involving the Associated Press, the other Fox News reporter James […]

Apple and the giant U.S. tax loopholes

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Apple and the giant U.S. tax loopholes By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – When Apple, Inc. held a $17 billion bond offering in April, analysts wondered why the storied company would take on that amount of debt when, like many U.S. […]

Federal agencies’ raw power

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Federal agencies’ raw power By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The FBI can investigate and arrest you. The SEC can subpoena and investigate you. The IRS can audit, pry, fine, sue, and even refer you to the Justice Department for criminal […]

Congress failed with IRS

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Congress failed with IRS By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The IRS is a pseudo independent agency of government that reports to the Secretary of the Treasury. It is a vast bureaucracy with only two political appointees, and the IRS commissioner […]

Benghazi facts and fictions

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Benghazi facts and fictions By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Republicans cannot believe that the voters have paid so little attention to the events last year at Benghazi that took the lives of four Americans, including the much beloved ambassador to […]

Indiscretions and bizarre indiscretions

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Indiscretions and bizarre indiscretions By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The special election for a congressional seat in South Carolina was never within reach for a Democrat although Elizabeth Colbert Busch made a valiant effort with the borrowed star power of […]

Obama on Obama

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Obama on Obama By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Asked whether he has “any juice” to get his agenda through Congress, President Obama paraphrased Mark Twain, saying, “Rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated.” Still, there’s no denying Obama […]

A trial for what?

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 A trial for what? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Among the litany of frustrations President Obama is experiencing in his dealings with Congress is what to do about Guantanamo, and the160 men detained in the prison’s deteriorating facilities. It held […]