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Opinion: Where the Ladies At, GOP?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Don't expect more Republican women to step up to national politics when the ones who do are perennial punching bags for the media.

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Opinion: Keynote Pick Means the GOP is Shunning Christie

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

But in the Republican Party, the Keynote is your dance partner for the evening, and your VP is the one you go home with at night - and those aren't the same people.

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Opinion: Sarah Palin's Beautiful, Socialist Alaska

Monday, July 30, 2012

How can the governor of a state absolutely up to its hips in federal loot and absolutely dependent on said loot claim to want the government out of the lives of her fellow citizens?

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Today's Showdown on the Morning News Ratings War: Couric v. Palin

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

ABC and NBC are staging a rematch this morning of the memorable contest between Katie Couric and Sarah Palin in 2008. Couric's interview with Palin in 2008 stalled the meteoric momentum for the vice presidential candidate and fueled the comedy writers at Saturday Night live for months. Now the two battle for top ratings between the Today Show and Good Morning America. Bill Carter is a media correspondent for our partner The New York Times and author of "The War for Late Night".

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Bracket | Most Fashionable Politicos

Monday, April 02, 2012

We've picked sixteen fashionable politicians; it's up to you to decide who's the best-dressed.

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Clinton, Quinn and Fluke Ask: Where Are The Women (Who’ll Run)?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A panel of six powerful women - led by Chelsea Clinton - spent the evening hashing out a different women’s issue: Why it’s so hard to get women off the sidelines and into the political race.

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Opinion: Delegate Math: What They Need to Win

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

It's a catastrophic disaster for the GOP that the results of Super Tuesday were so completely indecisive.

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Opinion: Has CPAC Jumped the Shark?

Monday, February 13, 2012

At the risk of sounding like every hipster in history: CPAC used to be so much cooler.  Man.

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Opinion: Instead of Econ Fixes, Tonight's Debate Will Show GOP Infighting

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Despite tonight's debate being billed as a focus on the economy, we won't see any real plan for creating jobs. We won't see any support for the American Jobs Act, but we also won't see any realistic alternatives. We won't hear about investment in our country. We won't be offered a plan to cure economic injustices. We won't get beyond bromides about "job creators." These candidates are better at running against than running on.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Cain, Ron Paul and the Ever-Shifting GOP Sands

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The GOP political season is littered with special interest organizations that sometimes trump and overshadow the established GOP party organizations. As I watch all of this I’m again not sure that’s a good thing.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Why Republicans Should Thank Sarah Palin for Leaving the 2012 GOP Field

Thursday, October 06, 2011

For her part, the turning point probably came when Palin realized that the people she would have to fear most, if she ever got serious about a run in 2012, were the people in her own party. Party stalwarts like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove were not about to hand the GOP nomination over to a loose cannon like Palin.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Palin's Out, and Bachmann's Star Dims

Thursday, October 06, 2011

We can barely keep up with the unfolding political events in the past week.

The big panic is that with Nevada setting its caucus date for January 14 the whole calendar has been trashed. Iowa has to have its caucuses one week before New Hampshire so we are now faced ...

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Opinion: In GOP Field, Line Between Contenders and Pretenders is Now Clear

Thursday, October 06, 2011

"Tonight the light of love in your eyes, but will you still love me tomorrow?"

Primaries are exposing and embarrassing for the party involved. They inevitably lead to infighting, dirty revelations, and from the outside resemble a scrum in rugby. Who is winning is not clear until someone, finally, comes up with the ball.

Even then, the winner this week may not be the winner next week. It's all about timing.

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Chris Christie Probably Isn't Running for President, but Speculation Pays

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Jersey Republicans raised almost $2.5 million in the first half of 2011, beating their Democratic counterparts by a margin of more than 2-to-1. It's hard to understate Governor Chris Christie's influence on these numbers—mere speculation about a presidential run is a guaranteed money-maker.

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Opinion: Why We Should Take the Sarah Palin Book Seriously

Monday, September 19, 2011

Political agenda and unnamed sources aside, the real value in any book about Sarah Palin will be in the study of her character and characteristics as a leader. For too long there has been reluctance, in the press, to talk about her qualities and qualifications, with any real clarity.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin

Monday, September 19, 2011

Joe McGinniss talks about his controversial investigation of Sarah Palin as an individual, politician, and cultural phenomenon. The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin is based on his on-the-ground reporting and looks into Alaska’s political and business affairs and Palin’s political, personal, and family life to explain her beliefs, attitudes, and outlook, and influence.

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On The Media

Teasing Your Book on the Funny Pages

Friday, September 16, 2011

Joe McGinniss, author of the controversial forthcoming book The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, entered an exclusive first-serial arrangement for the book with Garry Trudeau, author of the comic strip Doonesbury. Bob talks to Trudeau about the unorthodox tactic of teasing a book in a comic strip, and critical reaction to both the book and the strips it generated.

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Opinion: What if we Blamed Obama for the IHOP Shooting? Crazy, Huh?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It's been months since Tucson but it's hard to forget the repulsive behavior exhibited by so many on the left. The finger-pointing in the wake of that tragedy was unacceptable and unforgettable. To have the president shrug at these sorts of comments from someone on his own side, while sharing a stage, is a problem.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: The One Way the GOP can Take Advantage of Anti-Incumbency Fever

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Obama will not face an in-party challenge for the Democratic nomination, but unless things turn around pronto, he limps towards November like Jimmy Carter.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Setting the Week: Palin, Perry, and the Prospect of Austerity

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Not having Perry on the stage will probably hurt everybody else. There will not be that target to shoot for. It's not necessarily about whether Perry is going to go on attack, but whether anyone else will go on attack against Perry. Mitt Romney is in the Pawlenty position right now.

David Dayen, writer at Firedoglake.com, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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