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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…

Paul Ryan Named as VP Nominee

Ryan Is a Bold and Good Choice for Romney

The selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate shows three things about the Republican presidential candidate.

First, Romney actually has it in him to take chances. “I think this is the boldest thing I’ve seen Romney … 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…

Pete Williams

Health Care Reform in Big Trouble at High Court

To say that Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act didn’t go well for the Obama Administration would be an understatement.

Two veteran legal correspondents emerged from the hearing, which focused on the  individual mandate to compel … 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…

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams

Brian Williams Slows the Newt Express

There was something different about Monday night… More…

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Scary News from Two Danger Zones

From Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic… More…