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Opinion: Political Climate Hotter, with Less Snowe

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Her retirement adds yet another great moderate to the pile of those who have left Capitol Hill citing deep partisan rancor.

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The Takeaway

Election 2012: The Year Ahead

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Although some GOP hopefuls have been informally campaigning since this time last year and Barack Obama announced his campaign for reelection back in April, the January 3rd caucus will be the true beginning for the 2012 presidential race. This year, $5.9 million has been spent on TV advertising alone in Iowa. With no heavily favored Republican candidate, the strategy for turning fundraising dollars into actual votes has yet to reveal itself.

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The Filibuster Is Good for America

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I think many of the rule changes being floated by Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado make a whole heck of a lot of sense. I think it's insane that you need 60 votes to even bring a debate to the floor in the Senate, and why we haven't barred secret holds on legislation already is entirely beyond me.

But the wisdom of pushing for these common sense rule changes might be derailed by the overkill path the Democrats are using to get there.

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