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Liz Mair

Both parties constantly make accusations that their rival is engaged in hypocritical, unethical, or illegal behavior. Given the drastic lack of ideological diversity in the American elite media, the general public usually only hears about such accusations against Republicans. Beyond…

Washington State has a history as a dark blue locale, a well-deserved reputation as a politically dark blue locale, virtually incapable of electing Republicans to major statewide offices, or to a majority of congressional seats. But with the GOP emboldened…

by Liz Mair | Dec 12, 2007

Yesterday former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney launched the first negative TV ad of the 2008 cycle, hammering former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in Iowa for having “supported in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants” and “taxpayer-funded scholarships for illegal aliens.” While…

by Liz Mair | Dec 7, 2007

Yesterday, in College Station, Texas, ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gave his “Faith in America” speech. Designed to allay concerns among the mainly evangelical bloc of Republican voters nervous about nominating a Mormon for the presidency, the speech was the political…

On Monday, ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee released his second presidential campaign ad. Focusing on the onetime preacher’s faith, it features the phrase “Christian Leader” flashing across the screen and shows Huckabee speaking to the religious conservative faithful at the Family…

Last year, ultra-liberal elements within the Democratic Party waged a heated political battle against Sen. Joe Lieberman, their vice-presidential nominee of just six years earlier. But if you thought that liberal cannibalism stopped with the attack on Connecticut’s junior senator,…

Last week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign blamed her poor debate performance on sexism. It was a maneuver that seemed suspiciously aimed at detracting from Hillary’s lackluster showing whilst simultaneously shoring up her female support. But, ironically, it has had the opposite…

Last week, with the Club for Growth conference and the “Values Voter” summit taking place in Washington, D.C., infighting among the leading Republican presidential contenders reached an all-new high. Except where Sen. John McCain was concerned. After all, while ex-New…

by Liz Mair | Oct 19, 2007

Earlier this month, Sen. Hillary Clinton lost her cool with Randall Rolph, an Iowa voter who dared to ask about her vote in favor of a resolution seen by anti-war activists as a pretext for war with Iran. It was…

Yesterday, New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici announced that at the end of his current term (expiring in January 2009), he will retire. The announcement opens up another Republican-held Senate seat as the 2008 election approaches — and it will generate…

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