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by | Aug 13, 2014

For months, the Republicans’ prospective 2016 contenders have been taking pot shots at each other. But things are now heating up on the Democratic side as well. Andrew Stiles at the Free Beacon notes that the Democrats’ coalition—centered around a…

by | Aug 12, 2014

Since the beginning of her Hard Choices book tour, Hillary Clinton has been actively courting the media and positioning herself as the next heir to the presidency. That task now includes taking shots at her former boss, President Obama, in…

by | Aug 11, 2014

Tragedy struck the community of Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, on Saturday, when police shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Despite officials’ urgings to remain calm, protests almost immediately formed with local residents accusing the police of brutality…

by | Aug 8, 2014

In a scathing letter released this morning, forty-seven inspectors general hammered the Obama administration, specifically singling out several bureaucratic agencies that have been less than forthcoming in ongoing investigations. The letter, addressed to several congressmen—including Darrell Issa, House Republicans’ chief…

by | Aug 7, 2014

It is Republican primary day in the Volunteer State, and today’s matchup pits Senator Lamar Alexander against GOP state senator Joe Carr. This primary looks like the Tea Party’s last real chance to unseat an incumbent—certainly a high-profile one. Upsetting…

by | Aug 6, 2014

The controversies in the runoff for the Republican Senate nomination in Mississippi refuse to die down. Since the unfavorable results for Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel came in, there has been a suicide of a Tea Party leader, lawsuits filed,…

by | Aug 5, 2014

It’s primary day once again, as four states head to the polls to choose their party’s candidates for the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Two of the races being decided today, one in Kansas and one in Michigan, have garnered national…

by | Aug 4, 2014

For most of his tenure, Barack Obama has seemed content to ignore the White House press corps—so much so that now the president has made news simply by taking questions. Politico reports: President Barack Obama had just done the unthinkable….

by | Aug 1, 2014

Yesterday it seemed Republican Party unity was breaking down when its leadership pulled an immigration reform bill from the House floor. The removal of the bill caused consternation from both sides as members were slated to leave on their August…

by | Jul 31, 2014

With a five-to-two ruling today by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Governor Scott Walker won a major battle against the long-entrenched unions in his state. After a knock-out fight against a stubborn Democratic minority in the state assembly, during which assembly…

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