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February 12, 2014 |
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When President Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012 that "after my election I have more flexibility," most assumed he was referring to foreign policy. It turns out Mr. Obama's ambitions weren't so limited. Earlier this week, Mr. Oba...
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February 05, 2014 |
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Three sets of numbers have emerged in recent weeks that bode ill for Democratic hopes to keep the U.S. Senate. The first came from new Federal Election Commission filings and news reports on campaign fundraising for the fourth quarter of 2013, and cash-on...
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January 29, 2014 |
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Last night, I experienced an episode of senior adviser telepathy, hearing White House aide Valerie Jarrett's thoughts as she left the Capitol in the presidential motorcade following the State of the Union. Glad that's over. I hate standing along the wall...
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January 22, 2014 |
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"I'm not going to walk away from 40 million people who have the chance to get health insurance for the first time," President Obama declared in November. Echoing his boss, White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted that millions of Americans are now ...
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January 15, 2014 |
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Among political urban legends, one of the more persistent is "base elections"—the notion that successful campaigns can rely simply on turning out a party's hard-core supporters. Nonsense. The party that wins independents wins Congress. Energizing core su...
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January 09, 2014 |
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In my January 2 Wall Street Journal piece I wrote about several remarkable individuals we lost in 2013.  When remembering the valiant Medal of Honor recipients who passed last year, there was one who was unintentionally omitted from our list.  In addition...
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January 08, 2014 |
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President Barack Obama won PolitiFact's 2013 "Lie of The Year" for claiming, that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it." Instead of being ashamed, members of his administration appear to have been inspired by the award.Take the statement by...
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January 01, 2014 |
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A good way to start a new year is by reflecting on remarkable individuals who died the previous year. Here are some who had special meaning for me. Margaret Thatcher was the prime minister who reversed Britain's decline as an economic and world power. He...

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