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House, Senate Could Both Flip in 2012

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Political observers and pundits are, understandably, primarily focused these days on the 2012 presidential race. There is more to cover on the Republican side, where 10 or so candidates vie for the Republican nomination and the races in various states have more twists than a fun house mirror. Rep.

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White House
Republican Party
2012 presidential election
Bachmann, Michele
Democratic Party
Obama, Barack
Boehner, John
Reid, Harry
Pelosi, Nancy
deficit and national debt
Ryan, Paul
Gingrich, Newt
Perry, Rick
Huntsman, Jon
Medicare
tea party

Bin Laden, Economy, Jobs to Dominate GOP 2012 Debate

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GOP presidential hopefuls gather tonight in South Carolina for their first official debate of the 2012 election season. Much more has been made about who isn't participating than who is. Fox News' invitation garnered five participants, only one of whom the Washington chattering class deems a ...

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Daniels, Mitch
national security terrorism and the military
immigration reform
unemployment
Gingrich, Newt
Huntsman, Jon
Pawlenty, Tim
Paul, Ron
Romney, Mitt
2012 presidential election

Panetta at Pentagon Is Smart, But Is There a Petraeus-CIA Plot?

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The Obama administration announced this week that CIA Director Leon Panetta will replace Bob Gates as the secretary of Defense. Panetta is a shrewd and well-respected Washington operator who formerly served in Congress as well as in the Clinton White House. He is a known political moderate often ...

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War in Afghanistan (2001-)
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Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Panetta, Leon
Obama, Barack
CIA
Democratic Party
Iraq war (2003-2011)

Jon Huntsman Could Be Obama's Worst Fear for 2012

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Last weekend, my dinner partner, a self-described "Theodore Roosevelt Republican, very disturbed and discouraged by the Tea Party movement," detailed for me the reasons Jon Huntsman Jr. could not win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. "He is intelligent, attractive, has proven leadership ...

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China
politics
Romney, Mitt
Mormonism
Roosevelt, Theodore
energy policy and climate change
Republican Party
McCain, John
2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Huntsman, Jon

Tragic Flaws Could Sink Newt Gingrich in 2012 Race

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appears to (finally) be inching closer toward an official announcement of his candidacy. Despite some initial stumbles (one top aide leaking an impending formal announcement, which promptly generated a retraction by Gingrich’s official spokesperson the next day)

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Gingrich, Newt
Congress
politics
deficit and national debt
2012 presidential election
Daniels, Mitch
Republican Party
Democratic Party
energy policy and climate change
health care reform

Barack Obama, the Surprisingly Silent President

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When you lead the free world, everything matters. Including tone. Although substantive policy traditionally drives and defines the electorate (mandating individual healthcare coverage versus permitting individuals to choose insurance, for example), the manner in which the president approaches his ...

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Obama, Barack
health care reform
energy policy and climate change
national security terrorism and the military
Congress
deficit and national debt
2012 presidential election
Bush, George W.
Roosevelt, Theodore
Reagan, Ronald
Republican Party

The GOP Can Win the Budget Battle Without a Government Shutdown

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At almost 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, the House passed their version of the FY2012 budget. Riding the conservative, Tea Party wave, newly elected Republicans succeeded (for the most part) in slashing spending on hundreds of government departments, agencies, and projects. Although many complained ...

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Republican Party
Congress
2012 presidential election
deficit and national debt
Boehner, John
McConnell, Mitch
White House
tea party
Gingrich, Newt
Clinton, Bill

Obama's New Chief of Staff is 'The Wolf' of Pulp Fiction

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In Quentin Tarantino's 1994 opus Pulp Fiction, two hitmen—portrayed by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson—find themselves in a pickle after accidentally shooting of a colleague on a California freeway. Frantic, Jackson's character phones his gangster boss, pleading for help. Not to worry, says the ...

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Daley, William
Obama, Barack
White House
Gibbs, Robert
2010 Congressional elections
Wall Street
2012 presidential election
movies

GOP Wins in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Are Key

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As members-elect of Congress shuffle in and out of the halls of Capitol Hill learning how to "stack" votes, caucus with their parties, and receive the all-important results of the infamous "office lottery," the mainstream media appears to have overlooked three of the most important Republican

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2010 Congressional elections
2012 presidential election
Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Obama, Barack
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