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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…

Santorum Campaigns in Hollis NH January 2012

Another Rick Bites the Dust

Former Senator Rick Santorum was always an unlikely presidential candidate.

Although once a member of the Republican leadership in the US Senate, he was nobody’s idea of a top-tier contender. Known mainly for his embarrassing role in the disgraceful Terry … More…

President Obama in the Rose Garden

The President’s Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Court

On Monday President Obama fired a warning shot across the bow of the US Supreme Court, which  is still deliberating on health care reform. The nine justices probably cast their votes on Friday, but they can still change their votesMore…

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum

Santorum Scores While Romney Wobbles

Who woulda thunk it just six months ago? Rick Santorum the biggest challenger to frontrunner Mitt Romney? After Tuesday’s wins in Alabama and Mississippi, he certainly is.

Last year the former Pennsylvania senator looked like the dictionary definition of “also-ran.” … 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…

Mitt Romney campaigns in Charleston, SC.

Mitt Just Can’t Close the Deal

Updated March 7th, 8:00 AM

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picked up a few victories on Super Tuesday—in the Bay State, nearby Vermont, and largely uncontested Virginia.

And he eked out a slender victory in Ohio over former Senator Rick … More…

Rush Limbaught

Limbaugh Brouhaha Slams GOP

The media are all agog over the controversy involving Rush Limbaugh’s insulting comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.

The conservative shock jock has apologized twice for calling the young woman vile names (which I won’t repeat here) because … 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…

Herman Cain

Straws in the Wind

One thing… More…

President Obama campaigning in San Francisco

Which Side Are You On?

The battle for President Obama… More…