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America's image, values at stake

By Adrian

For me, the biggest issue in this presidential campaign is the issue of American values and American image at home and abroad.

I am not talking about abortion, prayer in schools or any values that have defined the value wars of the last quarter century. I am talking about the values of liberty — America’s defining values — respect for human rights, freedom of...

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Primary fatigue

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By Kimberly

pri·ma·ry fa·tigue [prahy-mer-ee fuh-teeg] (n.):

1. weariness from mental exertion from listening to Obama’s motivational speaker voice one more time.

2. exhausted of Hillary’s comebacks rivaling those of Sylvester Stallone.

3. thinking that McCain isn’t that bad of a guy after all. Hey, it’s only four years …


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Check out this feature

This just took up a good 20 minutes of my time at work. Time well spent I think. Kudos to the Post for being low brow enough to spend money on developing this!

2008 Democratic Fight Night

— Kimberly...

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Your next (vice) president

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Sen. Jim Webb

By David

With the Dem nominating contest seemingly stuck in a never-ending death grip, it’s an odd time to start speculating on who the vice-president will be.

Interestingly enough, the occupant of that phantom spot on the ticket right now seems clearer than the one at the top.

Whoever wins out is likely to pick Jim Webb for Veep.

Webb, the tough-talking,...

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JFK and politics today

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By Emily

I spoke with acclaimed Robert Drew, cinema-verite pioneer and director and producer of “A President to Remember: In the Company of John F. Kennedy,” on the likenesses between Kennedy and Sen. Barack Obama and Drew’s other thoughts on the presidency.

“President to Remember,” narrated by Alec Baldwin, is being screened at this year’s Tribeca Film...

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Foreign policy should be No. 1

By Jeff

I think the president’s main job in any administration should be foreign policy. The president should spend the bulk of their time outside the country helping to establish, augment or leverage relationships around the world to improve the environment for America’s citizens and corporations. Domestic policy can be driven by the Congress and respective states, with obviously...

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Media turns on Obama, but shouldn't

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Sen. Barack's Obama relationship with the media seems to have changed. (AP)

By Adrian

The media jumps ship? Yup, it appears that the media’s Obama obsession was nothing more than a high school crush, slipping away to get the next hot thing at its first chance. Prognosticators and professional pundits, weeks ago touting Obama as the next RFK or JFK, now question his electability....

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Immigration should be top priority

By Matt

This election season, immigration is the most important issue to me because though important in and of itself, it also touches on other significant issues like homeland security, the economy, and respect for the law. The candidates’ respective positions on immigration indirectly reflect broader governing principles that they will bring to bear in other policy areas.


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Scarlett Johansson: The new Obama Girl

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Hollywood stars just can't seem to shut up about the candidates they support and have been in the news endorsing presidential hopefuls nearly as often as Miley Cyrus makes headlines for embarrassing photos. Scarlett likes Obama. Tom Selleck backs McCain. And the list goes on.

For a full photo dossier of celebs endorsing their fave picks for prez, click [HERE]

-- Lauren...

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Monday's Trail Mix

JOHN calls Obama insensitive to poor

GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain yesterday in Coral Gables, Fla., called Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama insensitive to poor people and out of touch on economic issues. The GOP nominee-in-waiting rapped his Democratic rival for opposing his idea to suspend the tax on fuel during the summer, a proposal that McCain believes will particularly...

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