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January 2009


Ted Nugent Ready to Battle Antigunners for the NRA

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Barack Obama jumped over a bunch of longer-experienced presidential candidates to win the White House, so will that pattern take at the National Rifle Association? It might, considering rocker and hunter Ted Nugent's popularity among NRA members. We hear that the

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Ronald Reagan's Crossed Wires in California

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

During inauguration week, transition stories were all the rage, but this one takes the cake. It comes from Fred Ryan, a member of the Ronald Reagan transition team, who says he's only revealing it now. The scene: Reagan's California office the day after the Gipper ...

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Reagan, Ronald

Obama's High School Strategy in Iowa

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

Looking back on Election '08, it's common knowledge that the youth vote played a key role in pushing Barack Obama over his first finish line at the Iowa caucuses, which helped him build the momentum to eventually topple Hillary Clinton's candidacy and then John ...

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Obama, Barack

Before Reversal, Senate Democrats Were Ready to Play Hardball Against Burris

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

While Senate Democrats today appear ready to reverse positions and seat controversial Illinois Senate pick Roland Burris, aides say the chamber's majority was ready to play hardball against embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick. At a theme and communications ...

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Reid, Harry
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