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The Swampby Michael Muskal Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker who has become a leading conservative critic, today backed away from his comments that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a racist, but continued to question whether her...
The Swampby Mark Silva One week into the nation's introduction to Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a majority of Americans surveyed say they approve of her confirmation for the Supreme Court. Slightly more than half -- 54 percent -- say they would like......
The Swampby Mark Silva In the course of any debate, the most extreme views have a way of overshadowing sensible discourse. And they have a way of backfiring on the most extreme debaters -- iand perhaps their entire party, when the......
The Swampby Mark Silva It may say something about the Republican Party's search for a new voice that a lot of the Weblog traffic about last night's $14.5-million GOP fundraiser today is not about the keynote speaker, former House Speaker Newt......
The Swampby Matthew Hay Brown House Republicans unveiled a new slogan today to go with their long-anticipated rebranding effort for the 2008 elections. And as several bloggers now have pointed out, it turns out it's already being used - to market......
The Swampby Frank James The Architect aka Bush's Brain aka Turdblossom aka Karl Rove, President Bush's one-time political strategist, has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal in which he assesses the state of both political parties six months out from......
The Swampby Michael Muskal President Barack Obama has recently made a big thing about the "echo chamber" created by "a slash-and-burn" media and how that has helped poison the Washington political atmosphere. But the big bullhorn of the media can create......
Tags: Polls, Alaska, Politics, Washington (U.S. state), Arkansas
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated Newt Gingrich, patron of the Contract With America, is making a double-barrel prediction for the midterm and presidential elections ahead. It has to do not only with the pasage of the healthcare bill that President......
Tags: Nebraska, Politics, Bill Clinton, Health, White House
The Swampby Mark Silva Starting with Yogi Bera's reminder that "prediction is difficult, especially about the future,'' we'll recap this morning's analysis about why President Barack Obama stands in pretty good shape for reelection in 2012 with a few salient...
The Swampby Mark Silva A couple of seasoned Republicans have very different views about what their party should do about Michael Steele, the party chairman whose rocky ride at the RNC helm is starting a mutiny in some circles. "He's a......
Tags: Charity, Karl Rove, Politics, New Jersey, George W. Bush
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama's job approval may have slid -- 51 percent in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey, 46 today in the Gallup daily track, 45 yesterday. But given a choice of the first-term Democratic president and......
Tags: Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Alaska, Elections, Barack Obama
And now, a few sympathetic words for government bureaucrats. Feel sorry for what President Barack Obama and Congress have done to them. Here we are, almost half way into the federal fiscal year, and Obama and Congress still haven't passed a budget....
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