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RNC ad with Obama and Newtown mother infuriates DNC The Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) clashed Wednesday over a new RNC ad that the DNC says cruelly exploits the Newtown shootings. The ad, called “The First … Continue reading

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Chuck Roast

Apparently I’ve been missing the show: Chuck Hagel under fire at confirmation hearing Chuck Hagel came under rapid fire from former senators at his confirmation hearings as secretary of defense on Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. He clashed … Continue reading

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Why Do They Always Seem To Want To Start At The Top?

Yarmuth says Ashley Judd may run for office Will she or won’t she? That’s the question many are asking about Ashley Judd possibly running against Kentucky U-S Senator Mitch McConnell. Congressman John Yarmuth says he’s talked with Judd, who is … Continue reading

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The Misadventures of Agent Orange

Philip Klein: Why on earth would anybody want Boehner’s job? Ever since John Boehner’s “fiscal cliff” backup plan went down in flames on Thursday, there’s been a flood of speculation as to whether he can still survive as speaker of … Continue reading

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Democracy For Dummies

David Feith: If Obama Loses If President Obama loses re-election, it won’t be because of the weak economy, the unpopularity of ObamaCare, the fallout from Benghazi or any other policy-related matter. At least that isn’t how many Obama supporters on … Continue reading

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Good Policy = Good Politics

Walter Russell Mead: How Change Works Our political parties may be ideological in some of their inspirations and their rhetoric, but they are pragmatic. If an approach to an issue works and pleases voters, political leaders try to bring it … Continue reading

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Same World, Different Planets

Rebecca Solnit is one of the lefty intelligentsia, if such a thing still exists these days. She has all the right credentials: She skipped high school altogether, enrolling in an alternative junior high in the public school system that took … Continue reading

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