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President Obama signs the JOBS Act

When JOBS Is a Four-Letter Word

Back in the 1950s the way to pass any bill in Congress was to put “National Defense” in the title. That’s how President Eisenhower got the interstate highway system built.

Now, all you have to do is say the word … 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…

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…

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…

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…

Mitt Romney after the Michigan primary CNN

Romney’s Back on Top

“We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that’s all that counts.”

So said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after his surprisingly close victory over former Senator Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary Tuesday.

Romney prevailed … More…

PresidentObamaSignsHealthCareReform

Health Care Reform Rears Its Ugly Head

Much of the political chatter last week was focused on an Obama Administration ruling that institutions affiliated with religions (such as Catholic universities and hospitals) had to provide access to birth control in employees… More…

Rick Santorum Campaigns in Hollis NH in January 2012

Romney Reels as Santorum Soars Again

Tuesday night… More…