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Fehrnstrom and Cutter on Face the Nation (540×405)

Paul Ryan Isn’t Elevating the Race

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate, there was lots of speculation that it would raise the level of conversation on the Big Issues of the campaign.

Beltway pundits seemed to envision a cross … More…

Obama Draws Blood on Outsourcing at Bain

Obama Draws Blood on Outsourcing at Bain

President Obama’s political attack on Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital got lots of criticism from Democratic politicians a couple of months ago—but it appears to be working.

The president has been making headway in polls in More…

Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands in Singapore 2010.

Supreme Court Likes Citizens United Just Fine

In its second big ruling Monday, the Supreme Court brushed aside without a hearing Montana’s challenge to the notorious Citizens United decision of 2010, which opened the floodgates to unrestrained campaign contributions by corporations and wealthy individuals as long as … More…

Scott Walker celebrates recall victory

What Scott Walker’s Recall Victory Means

In the end, it wasn’t even close.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defeated Democratic challenger Tom Barrett by 53%-46%, just about the same margin by which he prevailed in 2010. But the spread was much higher than many pundits had predicted, … More…

Mark Zuckerberg speaks in 2008

The Big Tax Windfall from the Facebook IPO

Facebook insiders aren’t the only ones who will get big paydays from its historic initial public offering, which prices late Thursday and starts trading Friday.

Uncle Sam and Governor Jerry will have their greedy hands out, demanding their cut.

By … More…

Workers at an electronics plant in Shenzhen, China

Four Reasons Why Many Jobs Won’t Come Back

We at The Independent Agenda don’t usually get in the middle of spats between Beltway commentators. But there’s a doozy going on now involving two A-List columnists from The New York Times who are throwing mud at each other without … More…

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz

Obama Gains Ground with Israeli, American Jews

The more the issue of peace between Israel and the Palestinians fades into the background, the more popular President Obama gets among both Israeli and American Jews.

That’s what recent polls say, and it’s welcome news for the president’s … More…

Chris Christie speaks at Bush Institute conference in New York.

Chris Christie Offers Tough Love to the GOP

“Diplomatic” is not the word you’d use to describe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The Republican superstar sees himself as a truth teller. That’s gotten him into shouting matches with reporters and even some voters. Personally, I find that less … More…

West facade of the Supreme Court

Who Politicized the Supreme Court?

Last week’s oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on health care reform have led to a firestorm of controversy.

Conservative justices grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on the individual mandate to buy health insurance that’s central to the More…

2012 Predictions Graphic DonkeyHotey

Six Big Political Predictions for 2012

I wanted to take a quick break from the day-to-day primary and caucus coverage–it resumes in earnest when I head for New Hampshire Friday–to do my first post predicting what’s going to happen in politics in 2012.

Predictions, of course, must … More…