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The Swampby Amanda Erickson When a group of House Republicans decided to continue discussing offshore drilling on the floor of a darkened Congress after the August recess started, they said they were making history. They're right, according to researcher Anthony...
The Swampby Mark Silva Bill Clinton, who failed to win the health-care reforms that he sought early in his presidency, says he will be "shocked'' if President Barack Obama fails at the health-care initiative that he is seekng early in his......
The Swampby Amanda Erickson Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) took a major swipe at Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) when she compared the House Speaker to infamous French queen, Marie Antoinette. Like Antoinette, who said starving French peasants should eat cake if they......
Spin CycleIt turns out Sen. Hillary Clinton said Thursday her camp is seeking a way to reflect the "desire" of many of her supporters to be "heard" at the Democratic convention. Meanwhile Gov. Corzine in NJ, a state possibly in play......
Spin CycleAl Sharpton has always been first for himself and second for the Dems, but that doesn't mean he ignores the GOP. He had little dalliances with Pataki and Bloomberg, and -- of course -- has shown up in St.......
Spin CycleYesterday, we worried that the obvious unpopularity of any bailout package -- even a good one that was necessary to rescue the economy -- would create a temptation for Republicans, who don't control Congress, to let the Democrats, who......
The Swamp(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) by Frank James As the fingerpointing continues following the House's failure to pass the $700 billion bailout, a lot of blame is going to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. for first trying to run roughshod......
Spin CycleMcCain's campaign sends out an e-mail praising the SEC for dropping "mark to market" rules -- financial accounting rules that essentially require that securities that have lost value be written down to their actual value instead of being carried at......
The Swampby Frank James I've always heard that feeling nervous before a big performance is all right because it helps provide the edge that helps you deliver the goods. Kind of like NBA great Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics throwing......
Spin CycleHere's what passes for TV news: Campbell Brown's show on CNN: She is pressing panelists on why the two presidential candidates didn't exercise more leadership yesterday. Why didn't Obama make calls to round up votes? Does it occur to......
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The SwampIs there any doubt now that Sarah Palin is the transcendent pop cultural figure of the moment? Think about her portfolio: Alaska governor, Republican vice-presidential candidate, homemaker, hockey mom, moose butcher, and muse to Tina Fey AND Larry Flynt.....
Tags: Alaska, Politics, Tina Fey, Sarah Palin, Louisiana
The Swampby Frank James Tony Blankley, Newt Gingrich's former press secretary, must know something we don't. In a column today in which he urges Sen. John McCain to unmask Sen. Barack Obama in tonight's final presidential debate, he insinuates that Obama's......
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