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Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans tap Ebola fears for political gain

Republicans are tapping into Americans’ fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument…

The ‘Spin Machine’ in overtime on Ebola blame game

The ‘Spin Machine’ in overtime on Ebola blame game

Less than three weeks before the midterm elections, Washington’s Ebola blame game has spread to the arcane world of the federal budget. Republicans claim credit for boosting the budget of…

Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

Jimmy Carter back on the campaign trail

It’s been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor. His winning race set the stage for his election as president…

Obama wraps up California campaign fundraising trip

Obama wraps up California campaign fundraising trip

President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a “round table” discussion at the home of…

Secret Service scandals spark rare bipartisanship

Secret Service scandals spark rare bipartisanship

The scandal that’s rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president’s safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill. With a month more to go…

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn’t be the top issue. The latest Associated…

Capitol Hill Blue: 20 years and counting

Capitol Hill Blue: 20 years and counting

My God, has it been 20 years?  Yep.  To the day. On the morning of Oct. 1, 1994, I logged on to PSI Net, my Internet Service Provider (ISP) at…

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But…

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

GOP taking the Senate? Don’t bet on it yet

Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of “crushing” the Tea Party during the primaries…

More meaningless votes in the House

More meaningless votes in the House

In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama’s health…

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