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Joseph Lawler
Joseph Lawler, former managing editor of The American Spectator, is editor of Real Clear Policy. Follow him on twitter: @josephlawler.
by | Dec 13, 2011

Senate and House negotiators agree on massive defense spending authorization bill (CNN) Former senator, governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine to appear before a Senate hearing on the failure of his firm, MF Global (CNN) With yesterday’s announcement that it…

by | Dec 13, 2011

Throughout the Republican debates, Newt Gingrich has curried favor with the GOP base by promising, if elected president, to fire Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. During Saturday night’s debate in Iowa, for instance, Gingrich told Rep. Ron Paul — the…

by | Dec 12, 2011

Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki will visit the White House and Arlington National Cemetery with President Obama today (Politico) Gingrich and Huntsman will engage each other in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate today in New Hampshire (BBC) GOP prepares to vote…

by | Dec 12, 2011

Today Newt Gingrich fired back at Mitt Romney’s suggestion that he should return the money he earned consulting for Freddie Mac by condemning Romney’s private equity career: If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned…

by | Dec 12, 2011

Toward the end of Saturday night’s debate, the candidates were asked when they last experienced financial strain. Rick Santorum answered with a compelling reflection on the value of a stable family during times of financial hardship:  SENATOR RICK SANTORUM: I…

by | Dec 9, 2011

Sen. Tom Coburn’s beard is back (New York Times) Both Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann have declined the Trump debate invitation, leaving only Gingrich and Santorum (New York Times) Immortal quote from Jon Corzine during yesterday’s hearing on the failure…

by | Dec 9, 2011

Sen. Rand Paul has an op-ed in today’s Des Moines Register titled “Republicans would take a giant step backward by choosing Gingrich.” Remember, Paul has already endorsed his dad in the primary, so he has little to lose by criticizing…

by | Dec 9, 2011

Here’s Mitt Romney’s new ad bashing Gingrich for criticizing Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan: Here’s the thing about this ad: it does make Gingrich look bad. But if you watch it closely, it’s not so much an argument for Romney…

by | Dec 9, 2011

Politico‘s Tim Mak profiles Michigan representative Justin Amash, who’s generally thought to be following in Ron Paul’s footsteps as a libertarian Republican. Amash is interesting because he votes based on what he thinks is both prudent and constitutional, with the…

by | Dec 9, 2011

The Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso interviewed Jon Huntsman on a number of different topics, giving him a chance to demonstrate his conservative instincts (or lack thereof). All the questions and answers are worth reading in order to get a sense…

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