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The Swampby Mark Silva "History is on the side of Barack Obama,'' the folks at the Gallup Poll report today, noting that only twice during the past 14 presidential elections did the candidate who was running ahead in Gallup polling a......
Spin CycleU.S. Sen. George McGovern faced the rejection of powerful Democratic Party players in 1972 and lost big to President Richard Nixon. Some in the GOP now fear Sen. John McCain could be undercut, or ???McGovernized,??? by a kind of......
The Swampby Frank James How much have you heard on the presidential campaign trail about the growing weaknesses in the U.S. nuclear arsenal? I don't recall hearing much about it at all, which probably says more about the way we view......
Tags: Weaponry, Government, Science and Technology, Migration, Ohio
Spin CycleMcCain pollster Bill McInturff released a memo tonight arguing that the race is closing in internal tracking polls, that undecideds will break heavily against Obama, and that wherever he is below 50 percent he will be in trouble on election......
Maryland WeatherYou may find other excuses for not voting next Tuesday, but bad weather likely will not be one of them.National Weather Service forecasters out at Sterling are predicting 'mostly sunny' skies for Tuesday, with high temperatures in the mid-60s in......
Tags: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Government, New Jersey, Election Day
The Swampby Mark Silva The first votes of the long-awaited 2008 presidential election have been counted, from the first Election Day polls to open. In Dixville Notch, N.H. It's Barack Obama 15, John McCain 6. We guarantee you: That margin......
Tags: Slavery, Bill Clinton, Ohio, Regional Authority, Alaska
The Swampby Frank James Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University, warned early on Election Day that figuring out just how many of the eligible voters went to the polls wouldn't be......
The SwampPresident-elect Barack Obama holds a press conference after meeting with the Transition Economic Advisory Board at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago on Friday, November 7, 2008. (Chicago Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak ) by Frank James Blame Franklin Delano.......
The Swampby Frank James Liberal supporters of President-elect Barack Obama's who thought he was one of them should ready themselves, for they are about to be Greeleyed. Horace Greeley, for those who don't or remember know their history, was the stridently......
Tags: Horace Greeley, Slavery, Unions, Government, Ronald Reagan
Spin CycleObama, sources say, has settled on Eric Holder as his attorney general nominee, and has apparently concluded that Holder's role in the Marc Rich pardon -- which is now, disingenuously, being described as tangential -- won't be an obstacle......
WatchdogPresident-elect Barack Obama's sports fetish is getting stranger by the week. First, he lobbied for a college football playoff. Then, he discussed Kurt Warner's comeback season in a comically awkward chat with John McCain. Now this: Dividing reporters for...
The Swampby Mark Silva Bob Woodward has written about a lot of presidents. Today, as everyone is still getting their arms around the latest release of the White House tapes of the late President Richard Nixon, unfortunate subject of the first......
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