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February 2012


How Obama's Legacy Could Be Crafted

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If President Obama wants to be one of the most revered presidents of all time, he had better focus on his reelection. That's because a multiple-term presidency, followed by a win from the same party, is the big measure that history uses to judge presidents favorably, says Robert W. Merry, editor of ...

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Obama, Barack

ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

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States' efforts to curve voting fraud have attracted an outcry from Democrats, but Laura Murphy, the Washington Chapter head of the American Civil Liberties Union upped the ante Thursday when she compared recent voter identification laws to poll taxes and Jim Crow-era laws.

"No eligible citizen ...

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polls

Hill Staffers on Alert After Suspicious Packages Found

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The Senate Sergeant-of-Arms Terrance Gainer alerted congressional staffers Wednesday to use caution when opening mail after two Senate State offices and a House District office received "threatening mail," containing a powdery white substance.

The material was tested and determined to not pose a ...

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CPAC Less Than Welcoming to Gays

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An openly gay GOP presidential candidate says he was excluded from this year's Conservative Political Action Conference because of his sexual orientation.

Fred Karger, whose name is on the primary ballot in Michigan, North Carolina and California says that unlike the other presidential candidates,

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Republican Party
CPAC

The Plan to Break Obama

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Just a few weeks into President Obama's term, Republicans were already plotting to bring him down, and they were focusing on what would become his signature healthcare reform law. According to former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, the Republican strategy to "break" the president was determined ...

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Obama, Barack
health care

The Great Mueller Rebellion

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It seems the longest-serving director of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover almost wasn't. In Enemies: A History of the FBI, released Tuesday, New York Times correspondent Tim Weiner recounts a crucial week in March 2004, when President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were confronted with ...

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Mueller, Robert
Bush administration

Government is Taxing Your Valentine

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Taxpayers should reconsider who the real recipients of their Valentine's Day gifts are this year.

Of the $17 billion consumers are expected to spend this Valentine's Day, Americans for Tax Reform, a group dedicated to the implementation of a national flat tax, estimates more than 30 percent will go ...

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taxes

Correction: Komen Tweet a Fake

Washington Whispers published in error a story stating that Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, had sent a message through Twitter saying that the vice president no longer supported the work of the organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The story was based on a fake Twitter account.

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