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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Karl Rove: a symbol of the problem

Rove is a symptom of long-time corruption and manipulation in Washington DC.

He’s a symbol of what’s bad in our administration and within our Congress. Both parties are guilty of special interest catering.

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It’s still the economy, stupid candidates

President George W. Bush and presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain claim the American economy is robust and healthy.

Try telling that to the thousands of employees of the Bennigans restaurant chain who reported to work this week to find the doors locked and their jobs gone without notice, severance pay or benefits.

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Tax hikes? What tax hikes?

Republican Ronald Reagan raised taxes and survived to serve another presidential term. His successor, George H.W. Bush, raised taxes and did not.

Now comes Republican candidate John McCain, eager to reassure conservatives he’s no tax raiser, yet also intent on letting voters know he will "do the hard things," as he often said in the primaries.

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A primer on polls

Why should I believe your poll?

It’s a challenge pollsters and news organizations get all the time. And why not — the profusion of polls can be confusing. This week alone, one USA Today-Gallup Poll showed Barack Obama leading John McCain in the presidential race by 3 percentage points and a separate Gallup Poll showed Obama up by 8 points.

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Did federal employees buy diplomas?

Immigration officials are looking through a list of more than 9,000 names to see how many federal employees may have bought a phony high school or college degree from a Spokane, Wash.-based diploma mill.

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Stevens: Another nail in GOP coffin?

The indictment of Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens on charges that he lied about accepting gifts from an oil contractor only adds to his party’s already bleak electoral prospects in November, and not simply because it could cost the GOP a Senate seat that should be safe.

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Time for Bush to pay for his crimes?

Across Capitol Hill, Democratic-led committees are considering punishments for past and present Bush administration officials for a range of alleged misdeeds, from discriminating against liberals at the Justice Department to blowing off subpoenas and lying to Congress.

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Obama blew his chance on surge

We have just witnessed a rare happening in the political galaxy when the stars and the moons — the facts and the politics — line up perfectly. So perfectly, that a politician who made a wrong prediction or assertion can take the high road and still come out better than ever.

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