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Watch and Read Transcript: Obama Talks Jobs, Economy in Kansas

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

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Newt Ascendant: Your Guide to Gingrich

Monday, December 05, 2011

When Newt Gingrich first formed his presidential exploratory committee back in March of 2011, we wondered if this was the "Return of the Mack." Once he jumped into the race, his staff jumped ship, his campaign sank into debt, and we stopped wondering. However, the unlikely events of the last month—Perry's "Oops," the Cain Train's fantastic derailing, Romney's continued "meh"—have us, and the electorate, taking a second look. This is your guide to Gingrich, complete with some things you might not know about the latest Republican hopeful to make a grab for the Not-Mitt-Romney mantle.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Guns

Monday, December 05, 2011

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Sunday that she will introduce legislation this week to crack down on corrupt gun dealers with the goal of eliminating the flow of illegal guns into New York.

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The Gingrich-Cain Mutual Admiration Campaign

Monday, December 05, 2011

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain will reportedly endorse Newt Gingrich’s bid for the presidency today, underscoring the thrust of momentum the former Speaker has picked up with Cain’s exit.

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Opinion: Citizens Are Fair Game if They Stand Against U.S.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

About a year ago, U.S. District Judge John Bates tossed a lawsuit that Anwar al-Awlaki's father had brought against the United States government.  Several months later, al-Awlaki was killed by a drone strike in a remote mountainous area of Yemen, causing much hand wringing among those who think that someone who is hell-bent on making war against our country should be given special treatment because they're an American citizen.

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Opinion: What the Cain Train Derailment Means for the GOP Field

Sunday, December 04, 2011

In suspending his campaign Saturday, onetime presidential contender, short flash-in-the-pan, and former Godfather’s Pizza executive Herman Cain thundered, “I’m not going away!” Here's why that might not be such a good thing for the other GOP candidates.

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Opinion: From Occupying a Park to Occupying Debate

Friday, December 02, 2011

More than two weeks have passed since Occupy Wall Street's flagship encampment was cleared from Zuccotti Park.  Part of me misses the 24-hour spectacle of signs, songs, debates, tarps and kitchen queues.  Through the fall, I planned my schedule to include visits to lower Manhattan, knowing I would always find ...

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Opinion: Bring Back the Line Item Veto!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Most states give their governors the power that President Clinton had from 1996 through 1998, where he could personally pick out certain parts of spending bills for him to veto, rather than vetoing or accepting entire packages of legislation.

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Opinion: Is the GOP's Isolationism Here to Stay?

Friday, December 02, 2011

As a proud conservative, I am a firm believer in President Ronald Reagan’s famous 11 Commandment not to speak ill of a fellow Republican. At the same time, I’ve been mulling over a statement made by Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) during a recent presidential debate that has ...

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Opinion: Does Mitt Romney Have a Mormon Problem?

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The burning question of whether Mitt Romney’s faith will be a liability in his quest for the 2012 Presidential nomination is plaguing Iowa pundits as we try to predict the GOP caucus in January.

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After 60 Minutes Report, Gillibrand Targets Insider Trading in Congress

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Less than three weeks after a 60 Minutes piece focused the spotlight on insider trading in Congress and the loopholes that allow members of Congress to invest based on non-public information they glean while doing their jobs, a new bill sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is gaining traction. 

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Protesters Target Obama at City Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

After an afternoon of events in a blue-collar corner of Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama will be in Manhattan Wednesday evening to court well-heeled supporters at three private fundraisers.

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Could Sheriff Arpaio’s Endorsement Hurt Rick Perry?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An endorsement from "America’s Toughest Sheriff" may not be worth as much as it used to in the past.

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The Process is Political: Targeting Manhattan Fundraisers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Republican challenger targets incumbent's link to Bloomberg and "New York liberals." A fundraiser for Mitt Romney is disrupted by dressed-up Occupy Tampa protesters. Former presidential campaign strategist Howard Wolfson explains his move from Washington to local government. 

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Explainer: Is Glass-Steagall Back? And Would it Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bloomberg News reports what the Federal Reserve wouldn't: that the United States' central bank committed $7.77 trillion to bailing out the financial industry in the wake of the 2008 crisis, netting banks $13 billion in profits in the process.

The Fed's bailout package was more than ten times ...

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Opinion: Cain Finished After Latest Sex Scandal

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I've been open about my long-time admiration and respect for Herman Cain. I defended him against dubious charges of sexual harassment—and I would defend him from those charges still. But the latest charges, of an affair, are something different entirely.

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Opinion: Governor 1% & The Rise of the Millionaires Tax

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Governor Cuomo has run a savvy administration. He knows the least he can do to keep liberals satisfied and focuses on keeping conservatives in the room, a balance that has led to success in Albany and popularity around the state. What happens, though, if he loses his grip on progressives ...

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Opinion: Are You Smarter Than a Frontrunner?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Slammed as the Stupid Party, the GOP turns to Newt Gingrich as its new egghead savior.

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The Process Is Political: Occupy Taking It to Obama

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street will protest a high-dollar Obama fundraiser in Manhattan this week. A look at retirement and redistricting: Rep. Barney Frank in 2011 and Rep. Tom DeLay in 2006. And while Republicans campaign on Obama's "job-killing regulations," NPR stops to look at exactly how a White House office has been treating regulations, and finds Obama's doing more tweaking than Bush did. 

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