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Four Things Romney Needs to Say and Do Now

Four Things Romney Needs to Say and Do Now

TAMPA–The pundits are weighing in on how GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will have to give the Speech of His Life Thursday night when he accepts his party’s nomination for president. They talk as if he’s actually way behind in … More…

Congressional supercommittee meets in October 2011

Domestic Spending Already Has Been Cut–a Lot

When you listen to former Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republicans on the campaign trail, you’d think federal spending is out of control and still growing.  And, in a curious bit of jiu-jitsu, some even say that’s holding back the … More…

Stephanie Cutter and Kevin Madden on Face the Nation (540×405)

Team Obama Has Gone Too Far on Bain

It’s truly the nasty season in politics, as the Obama campaign has launched some  blistering attacks against future Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, the controversial private equity firm he built and led from 1985 to 1999—or … More…

Francois Hollande campaigning earlier this year.

The Other Big European Election

While everyone was focused on the  election in Greece, another European country held elections that also may have far-reaching implications.

On Sunday, France put an exclamation point on May’s victory by François Hollande in the presidential election by giving an … More…

Woodward and Bernstein in 2011 in Austin Texas

40 Years Later It’s Clearer Than Ever: Nixon Was a Criminal

Can it really be 40 years since the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex during President Richard M. Nixon’s re-election campaign of 1972?

Those of us who lived through it may remember being mesmerized by … More…

Former Gov. Jeb Bush testifies before Congress.

Grover Norquist Makes Jeb Bush’s Point

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made big waves at a meeting held by Bloomberg View Monday when he said the current Republican Party didn’t have much room for either his father, George H.W. Bush, or the patron saint of modern … More…

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Americans don’t pay much attention to overseas elections and we don’t think we have much to learn from other countries– especially France.

But I believe our two presidential candidates can draw some lessons from the results of Sunday’s second round … More…

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Meet the Real Socialists

Some very intelligent, successful conservatives strongly believe President Obama is a socialist, based largely on his health care reform plan and comments he’s made about wealthy people paying their fair share of taxes.

But I don’t think they understand what … More…

Obama Clinton Panetta 2012 (540×335)

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…

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…