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Oct 01 2015
Confusion hangs over start of US, Russia military talks on Syria
The Obama administration, scrambling to respond to Russia's air campaign over Syria and Iran's increased involvement, launched talks Thursday with Moscow military officials amid mounting confusion over the airstrike targets and criticism on Capitol Hill -- including one senator mocking the name of the so-called "deconfliction" talks.
"Unfortunately, it appears 'deconfliction' is merely
Sep 10 2014
GOP seizes on Islamic State in midterms
Mayhem in the Middle East is suddenly taking center stage in the midterm elections. In campaigns across the country, Republicans are seizing on what they call the Obama administration’s feckless response to Islamic State militants as part of a broader case to voters to turn against Democrats in November. Their argument: Barack Obama is a disengaged figure whose power needs to be checked.Politico
Oct 01 2012
Obama Leads on Expectations Ã¢â‚¬â€œ But the Race Itself Stays Close
Registered voters by 2-1 think Barack Obama will win the upcoming presidential debates and go on to prevail in the November election. But expectations aside, the race remains close, with strengths and vulnerabilities for both candidates in the campaign ahead.ABC News (Online)
Mar 01 2017
OPINION: Trump's address will be hailed as the long-awaited presidential pivot. Don't buy it.
Throughout the 2016 presidential race, we saw a repeated pattern. Whenever Donald Trump's erratic behavior and self-created controversies began to look like a serious threat to his campaign, his aides would schedule a prepared speech before a sober audience. Trump would dutifully read what had been written for him, usually looking bored, but sounding calm and tempered compared to his usualGuest Writer - Left
Nov 06 2013
Virginia election shows Obamacare can be used as political weapon
Democrats spent heavily to win the Virginia governorship Tuesday but Republicans said by making the race far closer than polls had projected just a few weeks ago Kenneth T. Cuccinellis campaign showed how much of a weapon Obamacare can be in the hands of the GOP.Washington Times
Nov 21 2012
Republicans, 2016: In full swing
Tired of presidential politics? Get over it: Upwards of 15 prominent Republicans are privately contemplating 2016 campaigns for the presidency Ã¢â‚¬â€ and the most serious and ambitious of the bunch are already plunging in, some quite publicly.Politico
May 15 2013
Read The Report On IRS's 'Inappropriate' Scrutiny Of Groups
The language is not dramatic but the message is clear: A much-anticipated report from the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration is straight forward about how Internal Revenue Service personnel unfairly singled out some conservative groups for unnecessary scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle.
As the report's summary says:
"The IRS used inappropriateNPR (Online News)
Dec 20 2015
Hillary Clinton hammers Donald Trump’s ‘bluster and bigotry’ in Dem debate
Bernie Sanders apologized to Hillary Clinton and his own supporters Saturday night for a breach of her campaign’s valuable voter data, seeking to put the controversy to rest in a debate that quickly moved on to national security concerns and Americans’ heightened fear of terrorism.
Clinton, the Democratic front-runner who kept an eye on the general election, was also sharply critical ofWashington Times
Apr 23 2013
Terror takes a front seat
President Barack Obama was not shy about invoking Osama bin Laden's killing during the 2012 campaign, but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism, he has pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes.Politico
Sep 13 2013
Greens, lobbyists and partisans helping Ron Binz, Obama's FERC pick, move through Senate
President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is coordinating his campaign with two lobbyists for energy companies, a Democratic strategy firm, and several other green-technology strategists, according to emails that show an unprecedented effort to gain a position on the obscure board.Washington Times