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When politics gets personal

By Adrian

Memorial Day gave me a chance to relax, reflect and drink a few cold ones. During my moments of alcohol induced nirvana, I realized I was in no state to think about politics. In fact, inspired by my very close French friend, I’ve decided to go on strike! No politics for a week! No CNN, no MSNBC and just a little dose of the NY Times and WSJ Web sites.

What to do about...

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The sad state of American voters

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By Jeff

As a follow-up to Meg’s post regarding just how ignorant many people are regarding this election and what are their (foolish) motives for choosing their candidate, it got me thinking about a recent blog post from Ben Smith, who makes the point that it’s actually surprising that "only" 10 percent of Americans think Barack Obama is a Muslim, given the striking ignorance Americans...

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The winter of my discontent

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By Meg

I should be happy. Back in November, when I decided to cast my lot for Obama, I remember exactly what I said next: “If he’s still on the ballot in February.” Now he’s all but locked up the nomination. And his opponent ain’t too shabby, either! At the very least, I’m pretty sure that McCain won’t be any worse than Bush (it’s...

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"Awesome speech," Mr. Prez

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By Emily

Remember when President Bush told the pope he delivered an "awesome speech"? Good times at the Bush Kappa Bush frat continued yesterday at commencement proceedings at the Air Force Academy. Yes, that's our commander in chief chest-bumping a graduate.

President Bush and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Theodore Shiveley, from Plano, Texas, bump chests during the Air Force...

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Scott spills all in memoir

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By Kim

I would just like to be the first to welcome former White House press secretary Scott McClellan to the "sick of the Bush administration" fold! And though he's just doing the press rounds for his new book "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception," it's about time he came out of the proverbial closet! Though I will not be buying...

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'64/'68 & '04/'08

By David

Can he win?

With the trauma of the primary drawing to a close, that is the question Democratic activists are asking themselves as Hillary Clinton sows doubts that Barack Obama can actually rally a plurality of the electorate to his side.

It’s a valid question. Barack Obama is a singular, incandescent politician, the likes of which has not walked across the public...

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Hillary, Barack bust a move

You can't ignore Dem beats. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are stumping in Puerto Rico (which holds its primary on June 7), but not without showing off some hot steps. Check out these videos of Hil and Barack breaking it down. Thanks, Spin Cycle.

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Setting: McCainÂ’s Memorial Day Party

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By Jeff

At the adult table (as always) is the Republican Illuminati of James Baker, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, a picture of baby Jesus and George W. Bush in his rocketship seat. At the kids table is all the people who may potentially be vice presidential candidates: Bobby Jindal, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Charlie Crist and Tim Pawlenty.

Poppa Bush says, “Alright...

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On the next episode of ... the VEEP!

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By Kim

Tensions rise at the Asylum as vice presidential hopefuls Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Charlie Crist and Mitt Romney fight to look the least Democratic while eating calamari. “Your sweatshirt is a nice shade of green, senator,” remarks Romney, “Brooks Brothers?” McCain lets out a sigh at Mitt’s unabashed pandering that makes even him cringe.

“So, Bobby,”...

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Fox News' serious Obama/Osama gaffe

When is the last time someone so visible made such an error? Liz Trotta mixes up Obama and Osama (not the newest of screw-ups), but then laughs it off, saying both men should be assassinated.

Many columnists are right that Hillary Clinton's ill-timed RFK assassination comment was made worse by Obama supporters and the media, but Trotta takes it to a level that's offensive, embarrassing...

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