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Emails detail White House role in Shirley Sherrod firing

Emails detail White House role in Shirley Sherrod firing

White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack‘s decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010,…

Ron Paul strikes out on Super Tuesday

Ron Paul strikes out on Super Tuesday

While there was no clear “big winner” in Super Tuesday‘s 10 primaries and caucuses there was one loser: Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who came away from the night with no…

The floggings shall continue until morale improves

The floggings shall continue until morale improves

  Last month, I put myself on a self-imposed sabbatical to recover from pneumonia and exhaustion.¬† My doctor felt that my habit¬† of working 70 or more hours a week…

What’s so ‘super’ about Super Tuesday?

What’s so ‘super’ about Super Tuesday?

Super? Maybe not this time. But it is a Tuesday, one with the biggest payout of the Republican presidential primaries. Super Tuesday, slimmed down to half its 2008 size but…

Cantor endorses Romney for GOP Presidential nod

Cantor endorses Romney for GOP Presidential nod

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for President. Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, said Romney is the only candidate with a “pro-growth, pro-jobs…

Limbaugh apologizes for calling student a slut

Limbaugh apologizes for calling student a slut

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a “slut” and “prostitute” after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him…

Supreme Court not friendly to rights groups

Supreme Court not friendly to rights groups

Civil rights advocates took extraordinary steps over the last three months to persuade the city of St. Paul, Minn., to withdraw a fair-housing case the U.S. Supreme Court had already…

Battle-weary Republicans just want primary fight to end

Battle-weary Republicans just want primary fight to end

To hear some weary rank-and-file Republicans tell it, the increasingly bitter fight for the party’s presidential nomination can’t end quickly enough. “It’s going to get pretty nasty, the longer it…

Snowe’s exit creates political chaos in Maine

Snowe’s exit creates political chaos in Maine

Senator Olympia Snowe‘s decision to not seek re-election in November has roiled politics in Maine with both of the state’s U.S. House members and at least two former governors considering…

Bitter Olympia Snowe leaving Senate

Bitter Olympia Snowe leaving Senate

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, saying she is tired of “wasting precious time” in a bitter divided Congress, announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election in November. “We could have done…