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The Real Barack Obama is Standing Up

In the final weeks of 2014, President Barack Obama has antagonized most of Washington by going his own way.  After years of battling with Republicans, stroking the egos of Democrats, and trying to keep together the fractious Democratic coalition that elected him twice, President Barack Obama is embracing the idea of YOLO, or in his […] Read More →

Sarah Palin: As Relevant as She Wants to Be

Rumors of “Irrelevance” Greatly Exaggerated  It seems that not a week (day?) goes by without someone, somewhere writing a column about Sarah Palin’s “irrelevance.” The columns started immediately after Obama was inaugurated in 2009. They continued when she left the Governorship, and then again before the 2010 tea party sweep year where here sway was […] Read More →

Michael Barone: What 2014 Means for 2016

 The defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in last weekend’s Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans — and has implications for 2016. Some observations: (1) Democrats relied heavily on legacy candidates — and lost nevertheless. Mary Landrieu’s father, Moon Landrieu, was elected to […] Read More →

The Catholic Church Gave an Order to Nancy Pelosi… She’s NOT Happy About This

Nancy Pelosi has pushed away many people with her far-left rhetoric.  One of the Congresswoman’s harshest critics is extremely well known: The Catholic Church. The liberal California lawmaker has stated that she is a Catholic. Not long ago, however, church leaders made a damning announcement about Pelosi. One of the highest authorities at the Vatican said that Nancy […] Read More →

Obama, GOP-led Congress prepare for veto showdowns

 Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama was virtually absent in his first six years in office, but it’s about to unleash itself on Washington. Until now, controversial Republican-backed legislation rarely reached the president’s desk because Senate Democrats blocked it. Starting in January, however, Republicans will control both the House and Senate, and […] Read More →

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

 Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night […] Read More →

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Confrontational’ Side Illustrated in New Transcripts

You don’t have to be in Little Rock this weekend to glean insights on Hillary Clinton from Bill’s former aides. Hillary Clinton “just tore everybody a new a–hole.” That’s how Leon Panetta recalled former White House legislative affairs director Pat Griffin describing how the former first lady responded when she wasn’t pleased with the staff in her husband […] Read More →

Where a Liberal Underestimates Putin Again

John Ransom,  Dosborne wrote: And yet the Berkeley Earth group (funded in part by the Koch brothers) found that there is in fact a anthropogenic factor involved in the current climate change we are seeing. As far as oversight and regulations in the drug industry. Despite all of the oversight. New and sometimes lethal side […] Read More →

Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

 Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they’re cropping up in state and local races as well. Wealthy individuals and interest groups of all stripes are increasingly setting up political committees that can steer unlimited sums to small-dollar contests […] Read More →

A Clinton vs. Bush Race? Again?

Jeff Jacoby,  Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, told ABC News, the other day that his father will “more than likely” run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The former Florida governor’s other son, Jeb Bush Jr., told The New York Times, that the extended Bush clan and its key allies “are getting fired up” about the prospect of […] Read More →