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Romney Leads GOP Pack In Yet Another Poll

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A new Fox News Poll continues the trend showing Mitt Romney leading the field of prospective 2016  candidates: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain the front-runners for their respective party’s presidential nominations. In addition, Romney performs best against Clinton among the Republicans tested in hypothetical head-to-head matchups, coming […]

Congress Is Making The U.S.-Israeli Relationship Even More Partisan

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By inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress, Republicans are damaging the U.S. relationship with Israel.

Hillary Clinton May Wait Until Summer To Enter Presidential Race

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With no real opponents in the race for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton has no reason to rush getting into the race.

Conservative Pundits Finally Seeing Sarah Palin For What She Is

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Conservatives finally seem to be waking up to the truth about Sarah Palin.

Boehner Says House Republicans Likely To Sue Obama Over Immigration

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Get ready for another pointless House lawsuit against the President.

Report: Bowe Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion, Unlikely To Serve Time In Prison

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Reports indicate that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is likely to be charged with desertion for leaving his post in 2009, but he’s unlikely to serve time in prison.

Indiana’s “Limited Government” Governor To Start State-Run News Agency

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is supposed to be a champion of limited government. So why is he starting up a state run news agency?

Blackberry CEO: The Government Should Force Companies To Make Apps For Blackberry Phones

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The head of Blackberry thinks he can save his company by getting the government to force others to make content for Blackberry phones

Small Drone Crashes On White House Lawn

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A device that has since been identified as a “small drone” was found early this morning on the White House lawn: A small drone was found on the White House grounds early Monday, news reports said, but officials said it was recovered and posed no ongoing threat. White House press secretary Josh Earnest, speaking to […]

Senate Republicans May Eliminate Filibuster For Supreme Court Nominees

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For some reason, Republicans want to change filibuster rules even though it’s unclear that they’ll still hold the Senate after 2016.

State Of The Union Ratings Hit 15 Year Low

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Last Tuesday’s State of the Union Address saw the lowest viewership numbers of any of those that President Obama has delivered and the lowest in fifteen years: Television viewership for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night fell to a 15-year low, according to numbers from Nielsen. The 1-hour, 15-minute speech drew an average […]

Ebola Infection Rate In West Africa Dropping

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The World Health Organization reports that the Ebola infection rate in West Africa appears to be dropping: GENEVA — The number of people falling victim to the Ebola virus in West Africa has dropped to the lowest level in months, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but dwindling funds and a looming rainy season […]

Ernie Banks, MLB Hall Of Famer And “Mr. Cub,” Dies At 83

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Ernie Banks, who spent all of his 19 Major League seasons with the Chicago Cubs and became a joyous Ambassador for baseball itself in retirement, has died at the age of 83: Ernie Banks, the greatest power-hitting shortstop of the 20th century and an unconquerable optimist whose sunny disposition never dimmed in 19 seasons with […]

Hillary Clinton Leads Potential Republican Rivals By Double Digits

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Advantage: Hillary.

House Republicans Drop Abortion Bill Vote At Last Minute, And It Was Smart Politics To Do So

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The House was set to vote on a ban on abortion after 20 weeks that never would have become law today but they pulled the bill. Conservatives are annoyed, but it was smart politics in the long run.

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely Against Darren Wilson In Michael Brown Shooting

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Not surprisingly, the Federal investigation of the Michael Brown shooting is ending much like the state investigation did.

The New England Patriots And The Case Of The Deflated Balls

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A new Patriots cheating scandal, or much ado about nothing?

An ‘Ambitious’ Yet Pointless State Of The Union, And An Utterly Pointless Response

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The State Of The Union Address was more of the same, and the same will be true of Washington going forward.

Feel Free To Skip The State Of The Union Address

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There’s really no point in watching tonight’s speech.

Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush Top List Of Preferred Candidates Among Republicans

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The Tea Party may be the most vocal wing of the GOP but most Republicans seems to favor candidates that aren’t quite so right wing.

RNC Tries To Limit The Number Of Presidential Debates

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The Republican National Committee is trying to bring some sanity to the Presidential debate process, but there’s no guarantee it can succeed.

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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The two decade long argument over same-sex marriage appears headed for its final legal showdown.

John Kerry Outsources American Foreign Policy To James Taylor

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With some still criticizing the Administration for not sending a higher-ranking officials to Sunday’s unity rally in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry decided it might be a good idea to stop by Paris on the way home from India. And, to show our French friends that America stands beside them in the fight against […]

Why The GOP Is Likely To Cave In The Fight Against Obama’s Immigration Law Changes

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Even with a House and Senate majority, the GOP is unlikely to get what it wants in its current immigration battle with the President.

Virginia Legislator Wins Special Election Despite Being In Jail

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A former Democratic state legislator in Virginia was re-elected last night despite the fact that he’s in jail.

Once Again, Elizabeth Warren Says She’s Not Running For President And, Once Again, Nobody Will Listen

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Elizabeth Warren said once again that she’s not running for President, now or in the future. That’s not going to stop the efforts to draft her, though.

Oil Prices Continue To Fall, But Don’t Expect It To Last Forever

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The price of oil is continuing to fall, but it won’t last forever.

Paul Ryan Not Running For President

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Although his name has frequently been mentioned as a candidate for President in 2016, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is making clear he has no intention of running: Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who was his party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee, announced Monday that he will not run for president in 2016. Ryan, the new […]

Obama’s Absence From Paris Rally: Egregious Diplomatic Error, Or Much Ado About Nothing?

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Some are criticizing the President for not going to Paris for yesterday’s rally.

House Vote, Nebraska Court Decision Push Keystone XL Forward But Obama Continues To Dither

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President Obama’s decision on Keystone XL is apparently to delay things long enough so he doesn’t have to decide at all.

Joe Manchin Mulls Leaving Senate To Run For Governor Again

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West Virginia’s Joe Manchin is reportedly mulling leaving the Senate to run once again for a job where he’d have the ability to actually accomplish something.

Mitt Romney Tells Donors He Is “Seriously Considering” Running For President In 2016

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He’s tan. He’s rested. And, apparently, he’s ready. Mitt Romney seems very interested in 2016 all of a sudden.

Charlie Hebdo Suspects Dead After Dual Standoffs

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The men responsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre are dead, but the problems for France, and the rest of Europe, may just be at the beginning.

Cleveland Police Let 12 Year Old Tamir Rice Lay Dying After Unprovoked Shooting

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New details in the shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice raise more questions.

Strong December Jobs Report Caps Off The Best Year For Jobs Growth Since 1999

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December’s jobs growth numbers were very good, but the numbers below the headlines show that there’s still work to be done.

Will The Paris Terror Attack Undercut Republican Efforts On DHS Budget?

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The terror attack in Paris seems likely to undercut GOP efforts to use the DHS budget to attack the President’s immigration policies.

Saxby Chambliss Transforms From Senator To Lobbyist In Less Than A Week

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It took less than a week for former Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss to land a new job: Congratulations to former Sen. Saxby Chambliss on his new job at K Street lobbying firm DLA Piper. The firm announced today that Chambliss is joining as a partner, a couple of days after he left the “world’s greatest […]

Obama And Congress Headed For First Confrontation Over Keystone XL Pipeline

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Just one day into the new Congress, the first confrontation is already set.

FEC Sues Christine O’Donnell Over Campaign Irregularities

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Christine O’Donnell has largely been out of the news since losing the 2010 Delaware Senate race to Senator Chris Coons, but the Federal Election Commission didn’t forget about her: Once upon a time there was a candidate for U.S. Senate who told voters she wasn’t a witch. But her story doesn’t end there. Christine O’Donnell, […]

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

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Some will say two years isn’t long enough, but under the circumstances it seems appropriate.

John Boehner Fends Off Yet Another Quixotic Tea Party Challenge

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In the end, the Tea Party challenge to John Boehner was a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Jeb Bush Takes Another Big Step Toward Running For President

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Jeb Bush’s putative “exploration” of a Presidential run is looking more and more like an actual Presidential campaign: Jeb Bush’s fundraising operation is about to get serious. Allies of the former Florida governor are planning to roll out both a leadership PAC and a super PAC in the coming days in an effort to lock […]

Mike Huckabee Takes Another Step Toward Running For President

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Over the weekend, Mike Huckabee took another step that suggests that he is indeed planning on running for President in 2016.

Tea Party Crowd Launching Another Phony “Challenge” To John Boehner

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Several Tea Party backed Members of Congress claim to be challenging John Boehner in tomorrow’s vote for Speaker. They are, of course, delusional.

Edward Brooke, First African-American Elected To Senate, Dies At 95

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The first popularly elected African-American Senator, and the first African-American Senator to serve since the end of Reconstruction ended, has passed away.

John Hinckley Jr. Will Not Be Charged In Death Of James Brady

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An entirely unsurprising decision from Federal Prosecutors in Washington, D.C.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies At 82

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A man best known, perhaps, for what he didn’t do, has passed away

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

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A Federal Judge has dismissed the first lawsuit filed against President Obama’s immigration “executive action.”

Congressman Michael Grimm To Resign

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A week after pleading guilty, and just shy of two months of being re-elected despite facing a 20 count indictment, Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm will be resigning Congress: WASHINGTON — Michael G. Grimm, the Republican Party’s lone congressional representative in New York City, announced late Monday night that he would resign effective Jan. 5, […]

2014’s Fickle News Cycle

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The news cycle in 2014 seemed to be dominated by a series of real and phony “crises” that grabbed our attention for short periods of time.

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