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Can GOP fine-tune economic message?

Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of...

A past in politics best left forgotten

Politics is a sideshow, a carnival extravaganza with all its sleaze, mimicry and illusion.  I worked inside that world for half of the 23...

A long, painful way to pick a new leader

Most U.S. presidential candidates really don't want to spend nearly two years bowing and scraping to voters and campaign donors. Most voters sure don't want...

Obama mixes politics with monument designation

Officially, President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Thursday to designate a new national monument. But you'd be forgiven for mistaking the visit...

Once paralyzed, ex-football player now moving through politics

Every step used to be a miracle for Adam Taliaferro. Now the onetime Penn State defensive back — whose NFL dreams were ended by...

Iowa GOP continues Presidential ‘straw poll’

Iowa Republicans will hold an unofficial poll this summer to gauge how the party's presidential hopefuls are faring before the state chooses a candidate...

Chris Christie a fan of the Dallas Cowboys?

Chris Christie loves the Dallas Cowboys. Not only is he not ashamed of it, he wants you to know it. Tossing any risks of political...

Return of the wayward columnist

Two years ago, I was pretty much home bound a week after spending 45 days in the hospital recovering from a near-fatal motorcycle accident. Much...

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...

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...