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Oh dear

Looks like Mittens isn’t going to be the Mormon who fulfills the White Horse prophecy, after all! The Center for Public Integrity in recent days attempted to contact roughly 90 top Romney fundraisers from his most recent presidential run, including every federal lobbyist who helped him raise $30,000 or more. The vast majority willing to […]

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Mittamorphosis!

David Corn says liberals should embrace the new Mitt as a reasonable (if completely insincere) voice in the Republican party: It is time for liberals to cheer Mitt Romney. Not because his possible entry into the 2016 Republican presidential contest could cause chaos for the GOP. But because Romney, apparently seeing the error of his“severely […]

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I was on the porch at the shack with Swamp Rabbit, critiquing Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union address. Obama turned out to be the embodiment of magical thinking on the part of American liberals, I told the rabbit. It long ago became clear he is the consummate insider, good buddies with Jamie Dimon […]

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The city is poor, but it certainly doesn’t warrant the Detroit treatment. Must be something in this for Christie: TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will appoint an emergency manager to take over the troubled resort town’s daily operations, The Wall Street Journal reported early Thursday morning. The emergency manager position was one recommendation of an […]

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SOTU 2015 Bingo INSTRUCTIONS: When the president speaks about a quality or policy that supports families and promotes politics of hope over fear, use our special Pope Francis BINGO pieces to cover that square. You can follow the endnotes to read the pope’s quotes. You get BINGO when you have five squares in a row—and […]

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I guess this SOTU stuff must have more impact than I thought, because why would they be so upset about proposals that can’t happen without Congress? The White House previewed its tax messaging coming in the State of the Union on Tuesday — heavy on tax breaks for children and middle-class families, paid for by […]

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Of course

You have to admire their sheer chutzpah: Israel has decided on Sunday to launch an information campaign against the International Criminal Court in order to highlight the court’s lack of jurisdiction and authority in investigation Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a meeting of legal advisers and other officials to hash out an Israeli response […]

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I’ve been going back and forth about this. Yes, I believe in free speech, absolutely. I also believe some speech is pointless and violent, and it’s going to provoke that kind of response. What to do about it? I haven’t a clue. I like people to get along: A week after the massacre at the […]

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Hey! We’ve just come up with the best drinking game EVER! We’ll get to that in a moment, but first the news: Mitch McConnell announced yesterday that the Senate will openly debate and take a vote on whether climate change is a real thing. Yes, Bernie Sanders’ amendment is coming up on the Senate floor. […]

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The Dalai Lama identified himself as a Marxist on Tuesday while addressing capitalism, discrimination and violence at a lecture on world peace in Kolkata, India. This is not the first time that the 14th Dalai Lama has spoken about his political leaning – in 2011 he said: “I consider myself a Marxist…but not a Leninist” […]

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