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The Swampby Mark Silva Hillary Clinton had to sideline Mark Penn when the adviser's professional work as a lobbyist -- flogging Colombia -- got in the way of Clinton's campaign. Barack Obama has escewed campaign money from lobbyists, but not from......
The SwampSen. Jesse Helms high-fives Johnathan Prevette, 6, of Lexington, N.C., during pre-race activities at Charlotte Motor Speedway near Concord, N.C., October 1996. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, file) by Frank James Jesse Helms, a conservative stalwart who for...
Tags: Elections, Diplomacy, Mitch McConnell, Mississippi, Health
The Swampby James Oliphant In a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration, a federal judge Tuesday ordered the Pentagon to immediately release a small group of Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo Bay into the United States. U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina......
The Swampby Frank James The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Dole and Kay Hagan is so close that Dole has resorted to a much-discussed TV ad that tries to link the Democrat to "Godless Americans" Hagen......
Tags: Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, Politics, Parliament, North Carolina
Spin CycleIt seems like we've reached a point where it's worth paying a little bit more attention to the polls. The most notable results show a somewhat durable McCain uptick (within 7) in Pennsylvania, a continuing close race in Virginia,......
The Swampby Janet Hook Capping a half-century battle with the tobacco industry, the Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation that would give the federal government far-reaching powers for the first time to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of...
Tags: National Government, United States, Health, Weather, Laws
At the height of the so-called culture wars of 20 years past — when the late Senators Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms were raging against the "obscene" solo artists funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and performers like Tim Miller and...
Tags: Culture, Arts, Strom Thurmond, Arts and Culture, World AIDS Day
From a terrible epidemic comes a beautiful documentary. More than any other nonfiction work I've seen, with far-reaching intelligence and grace, David France's "How to Survive a Plague" relays what happened in the early years of AIDS. And what didn't...
Veteran Indiana Republican Congressman Dan Burton announced on the floor of the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday that he would not be running for re-election in his party’s May primary. Rep. Burton stated he would retire at the end of the year from the...
Change of SubjectRunning a word-count program on the transcript of last night's GOP presidential primary debate I get: Mitt Romney -- 4,649 (34%) Newt Gingrich -- 4,118 (30%) Rick Santorum --2,898 ( 21%) Ron Paul -- 2,095 (15%) This does not include......
24 FramesThe HBO Sarah Palin flm "Game Change" has an eerily familiar narrative, one that dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood: the backstage showbiz drama. It's just the backdrop that's different -- instead of a Broadway theater, or movie backlot, we've...
Top of the TicketJohn Kasich lists new jobs at top of his priority list in building a new future for his economically-troubled state....
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