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September 22, 2008 |
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Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in a months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this su...
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September 22, 2008 |
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BENTON HARBOR - The two-year, wide-open White House race with no incumbents for the first time since 1952 boils down to one factor, according to Karl Rove. Rove, who masterminded President George W. Bush's successful White House bids in 2000 and 2004, tol...
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September 21, 2008 |
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The first of three presidential debates is scheduled for this Friday, the 26th of September. We can expect to see the two campaigns positioning themselves and trying to manipulate (lower) expectations in the coming days, and we can also expect the media t...
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September 17, 2008 |
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Be careful not to assign too much scientific precision to polls. They aren't as accurate as portrayed. But several different surveys at roughly the same time that show similar results are useful guides. So three trends in recent polls must worry Sen. Bara...
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September 16, 2008 |
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On September 17th and 18th, the White House Writers Group and the West Wing Writers hosted a conference entitled "America’s Health Care at Risk: Finding a Cure," which brought together major stakeholders in the health care debate for a high-level dialogue...
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September 10, 2008 |
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Of all the advantages Gov. Sarah Palin has brought to the GOP ticket, the most important may be that she has gotten into Barack Obama's head. How else to explain Sen. Obama's decision to go one-on-one against "Sarah Barracuda," captain of the Wasilla High...
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September 03, 2008 |
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Will Barack Obama and John McCain's picks for their running mates affect the election? I asked some leading political science professors what research on this topic revealed. Their answer: Running mates usually don't matter, but this may be an unusual ele...
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September 01, 2008 |
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This November, many Electoral College votes are likely to fall into familiar patterns of Red and Blue. But these 14 battlegrounds, which will be awash in TV ads and campaign dollars, are going to be fiercely contested and will choose the next president....

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