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US Pushes Iran Hard as Talks Set to Begin

After much hemming and hawing, negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program appear ready to start this week in Istanbul.

US officials have leaked the demands they are making along with their European allies, and they are surprisingly … More…

Obama at Associated Press luncheon.

The Gladiators Enter the Arena

With Tuesday’s sweep of primaries in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and especially Wisconsin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is now going to be the Republican presidential candidate.

Intrade, the electronic prediction market, gives him a 95% chance of winning More…

President Obama Signs Health Care Reform

Picking Up the Pieces on Health Care Reform

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court probably cast their votes Friday on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

And while no one can predict how the Supreme Court will vote based on oral arguments—everybody … More…

President talks about jobs & the economy

The President May Be Peaking Too Early

President Obama has been on a roll of late.

Unemployment has fallen steadily to 8.3%, and we’ve had 24 consecutive months—two years—of private sector job growth. The rate itself is much higher than previous presidents have faced going into re-election, … More…

John Heilemann of New York magazine.

A ‘Corrosive’ GOP Primary Season

Political reporters usually don’t state their opinions bluntly, adopting instead a polite, semi-objective façade. They save their unvarnished views for late-night bitch sessions in local watering holes when they’re among their own.

So, it was quite unusual for one of … More…

Chinese workers in electronics factory in Shenzhen Photo Jurvetson Flickr

Should We Even Try to Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back?

In my column this week, I wrote about the terrible conditions at factories in China where Apple’s iPhones and iPads are made. The impetus was a groundbreaking pair of stories in The New York Times about how the iPhone More…

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams

Brian Williams Slows the Newt Express

There was something different about Monday night… More…

Newt Gingrich speaks on board the USS Yorktown, Charleston SC

Gingrich’s Great Speech on American Exceptionalism

MT. PLEASANT, SC… More…

Jon Huntsman at a rally in New Hampshire

Huntsman Folds His Cards

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. put on a very good act the other night in New Hampshire. Flanked by his family, including his billionaire father, he told a hopeful crowd in a Manchester bar that his third-place finish was … More…

Jon Huntsman campaigns in New Hampshire

Huntsman Fights the Good Fight

KEENE, NH–Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. has been surging in the latest tracking polls here. It won… More…