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Ron Elving

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Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now," Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.

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Should We Rue Rob Portman's Decision Not To Run For President?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Why oh why, the question goes, aren't there more candidates like ... you know, that guy everybody likes ... what's his name ... Rob Portman?

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House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

Monday, November 24, 2014

Two House committees of jurisdiction have found no wrongdoing in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The House Select Committee created by a House vote this year will nevertheless press on with its own investigation.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

Saturday, November 15, 2014

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

Friday, November 14, 2014

Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?

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The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.

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We Need A New Word For The Latest Republican Wave

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In 2006, President Bush's Republicans took a "thumpin'." Four years later, President Obama's Democrats saw "a shellacking." So what do you call the damage done to Obama and his party last night?

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With Necessary Victories, Republicans Take Over U.S. Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Republicans have gained the power to run the Senate. That means, they takeover all the committees, control the agenda on the floor and gain the ability to stop President Obama's appointments.

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The Most Reliable Guide To Campaign 2014? History

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Forget the contradictory polls and the pundit spin. Look to history as a more reliable guide to what will happen on Election Day.

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Indian Supreme Court Says Ban On Female Makeup Artists Is Discrimination

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The union that represents makeup artists in the world's largest film industry bars women from doing the job. The court called it a "constitutionally impermissible discrimination."

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Runoffs Could Delay Answer Of Senate Control After Election

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An updated look at this year's Senate races and why we might not know who has won control of the Senate on Election Day.

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N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

Monday, October 20, 2014

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.

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36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.

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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Monday, October 06, 2014

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It Be?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Friday, September 26, 2014

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

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War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Friday, September 19, 2014

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.

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War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks for Members of Congress

Friday, September 19, 2014

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down-the-road.

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