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Obama, the mosque, skewed statistics, and public relations

President Barack Obama’s speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore drew predictable reactions from both sides of the political aisle. On the left, praise sprinkled with yawns. On the right, criticism for what some...

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Sanders is the ‘not-Hillary’ for Democrats tired of Clintons running the US

The two Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination make for an interesting political study. The same party whose voters elected attractive youthful presidents like John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama suddenly has two...

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Political attacks on Rubio worthy of attacks on a frontrunner

Attacks on Florida senator Marco Rubio continue, and the escalation in these attacks are akin to attacks on a frontrunner. I’ve pointed out—even before Iowa—growing momentum for a candidate who could bridge the gap...

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Senator who warned about government of privilege in 1800s ‘christened’ the GOP

With all the debate about the 14th amendment recently, a long dead senator’s name is often invoked. Jacob Merritt Howard, a member of the committee in charge of drafting the 14th Amendment, was also...

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Iowa delegate awards suggest tie in both parties as Rubio and Sanders gain

The Iowa caucuses will fade from media obsession as the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary looms. New Hampshire is the first real primary because Iowa’s caucuses are a strange lot. In a primary like...

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Rubio is wild card in Corn Country caucus as voters eye new app

Iowa’s nickname may be the Hawkeye State, but it should probably be called the Corn State. Iowans will caucus tonight and voters are likely eyeing with caution a new app for reporting votes. Though...

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Missed opportunities, predictions fulfilled in Rubio vs. Cruz debate in Des Moines

I flipped the channel last night between my favorite series (the James Spader draw), Donald Trump’s rally and veterans’ fundraiser, and the GOP debate in Des Moines. I predicted Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) and...

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Debate skippers in past overlooked as GOP contenders head to Iowa

While Democrats witness a largely tepid primary process, Republicans are seeing anything but. Frontrunner Donald Trump, along with firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and the highly motivated senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, comprise the...

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Socialism fail: Venezuela desperate for medicines as inflation tops 100 percent

Social media burns with messages about medicine shortages in Venezuela where inflation is well over 100 percent. As Democrat hopeful Bernie Sanders touts European-style socialism to starry-eyed youth in the United States, our neighbor...

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In Fox debate dustup, Trump pulls a Gingrich and gains

Dustups between candidates and moderators are nothing new. As with any dustup, there are winners and losers. But in the dispute between Donald Trump’s campaign and Fox News, I predict another win for Trump....

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