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Michelle Malkin: The K Street President

Wonder of wonders: The Washington press corps woke up.  Finally, mainstream journalists are onto Barack Obama’s game. Their breaking-news shocker? Turns out all that “hope and change” stuff was just hot air. A new report from the D.C.-based press shows that — gasp — the White House is infested with Beltway lobbyists. Good morning, sleepyheads! […] Continue reading →

Obama welcomes African leaders for unusual dinner

 WASHINGTON  — Take a White House state dinner and multiply it by 50. The result is the most elaborate and unusual dinner of President Barack Obama’s administration, a one-of-a-kind affair put on Tuesday night for a one-of-a-kind gathering of several dozen leaders from countries across Africa. The leaders are attending a three-day conference organized by […] Continue reading →

Mr. Obama, It’s Time to Get Presidential

 Democratic lawmakers left for their summer recess this weekend worried about the midterm elections and despondent over President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans were torn asunder by internecine warfare, but there also was palpable anxiety among Democrats. Based on conversations with a dozen top Democrats, mostly members, here’s what they might write in a private letter […] Continue reading →

An Open Letter to the Political Right

Derek Hunter  Dear “Conservatives” and “Establishment Republicans,” I write today in the hope you all can get over whatever anger, distrust or bruised egos this primary season and political year has caused you. We on the right need to unite and send a message to progressives by unambiguously retaking the U.S. Senate in November. We […] Continue reading →

Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House

Michael Barone  Bipartisanship is dead. That’s the conventional wisdom, and there’s a lot of evidence to support it. But there’s evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans’ health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements. These are both issues on which everyone agrees […] Continue reading →