South Carolina Primary: Mark Sanford vs. Teddy Turner?


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The race to fill Republican Tim Scott’s vacant congressional seat takes unexpected turns.

Tea Party Staying Power: The Ted Cruz Victory


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What the Republican candidate’s primary win tells us about the grassroots movement.

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Romney Edges One Step Closer


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Is Mitt finally poised to live up to his own hype?

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Call for ‘Cuban Spring’ Electrifies Florida Debate


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Amidst mudslinging, the Cuba-Venezuela-Iran axis gets much needed attention.

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No Holds Barred in South Carolina


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Free-for-all in the last debate before the primary.

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Mitt Glides to Victory in New Hampshire


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But the real fight comes next.

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Twitter Today – Mickey Kaus’ Candidacy and Ezra Klein’s Narcissism


In the fuzzy fantasy world of the progressives – every issue, statement, article is a very personal  affront.  How nice to live in a land where everything is about “me”!
The  NYT interviewed long time Slate blogger Mickey Kaus this morning about his quasi-candidacy in California’s  Democratic Senate primary.  I will leave the legitimacy of Kaus’ [...]

Ford Turns Into An Edsel


Harold Ford Jr. chickened out of challenging the Chuck Schumer-annointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the New York Democratic primary.
Gillibrand should have been easy pickings.  She was appointed by the discredited New York Governor David Patterson and embraced by the party bosses.  Now, in an effort to broaden her base so to speak, she has in turn embraced the self-described [...]

John McCain: I was Misled on Bank Bailout – Arizona Republic


Under growing pressure from conservatives and “tea party” activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the government’s massive bailout of the financial system. In response to criticism from opponents seeking to defeat him in the Aug. 24 Republican primary, the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury […]

Jim Geraghty: The Travails of Martha Coakley – National Review Online


Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]