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The Swampby Mark Silva Now that Newt Gingrich has suggested that "racist'' was too strong a word to apply to Judge Sonia Sotomayor, radio's Rush Limbaugh is standing on a lonely perch. But Limbaugh's still standing: "I got a little grief......
The Swampby Mark Silva It's been a quiet week on Martha's Vineyard, where they are battening down the beaches for Hurricane Bill's pass, all the coves are good-looking and all the presidential vacations are above average. "South Beach in Edgartown was......
The Swampby Mark Silva The great public debate marches on: Rep. Pete Stark, the California Democrat who stands to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was holding one of those infamous town-hall meetings. A man rose to talk......
Tags: Health, Joe Wilson, Government, Medical Services, Heads of State
The Swampby Mark Silva Bill Clinton, who failed to win the health-care reforms that he sought early in his presidency, says he will be "shocked'' if President Barack Obama fails at the health-care initiative that he is seekng early in his......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated again at 9:05 pm EST President Barack Obama, swiftly deploying an added 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, told a national television audience tonight that Americans "have no interest in fighting an endless war'' and promised.......
Tags: Ohio, Government, Corruption, Russell Feingold, Heads of State
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has committed to remaining in his post for another year, keeping him in office at least through the next critical Afghanistan strategy review in 2010. In Pentagon circles, speculation about Gates'........
The SwampU.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul talks to voters this weekend at a diner in Lexington, Ky. (AP/John Flavell) by Mark Z. Barabak LOUISVILLE, Ky.--With anger all around, voters in three states will signal on Tuesday the depth of the......
The Swampby James Oliphant Mark Kirk, the Republican Party's hope to re-take Barack Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois, appears to have further misrepresented his military record. Responding to an inquiry from the Washington Post's Greg Sargent, Kirk's campaign...
The SwampUPDATE: The White House has announced that deputy press secretary Bill Burton will conduct today's daily press briefing, instead of Gibbs. by Mike Memoli White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is now apologizing for stark comments directed at...
The Swampby Mike Dorning So what is that on Barack Obama's lapel as he speaks at a town meeting in conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's hometown, Cape Girardeau, Mo.? Why, it's a flag pin! For the second day in a......
The Swampby Jim Tankersley They said the first was an outlier. The second, a fluke. But after losing their third seat this year in a special election, House Republicans faced the possibility on Wednesday that if they don't repair their image......
Tags: Upper House, John McCain, Louisiana, Pharmaceuticals, Illinois
Spin CycleOne week after Barack Obama was beaten in West Virginia, that state's Sen. Robert Byrd -- longest serving member of the US Senate -- endorses him. Byrd, who voted against the Iraq War when Clinton voted to authorize it,......
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