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Surprise: Putin hinting at return to power

August 31, 2010

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I should specify that Vladimir Putin hinted at officially returning to power – in reality he probably never left. He got to hand-pick his successor, Dmitry Medvedev, and remain on as Prime Minister, so, no, I don’t think Mr. Putin has been wasting away in political exile. Putin made the comments to Russian newspaper Kommersant […]

PPP: More Ohioans want Bush back in office

August 31, 2010

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Not even the most partisan Republican could have seen this one coming. Public Policy Polling tells the grim tale as a preview of its release of their Ohio polling results, and this is somewhat of a doozy – by an eight-point margin, Ohioans would prefer to see Dubya back in office than continue to have […]

A rosy scenario where Democrats stay in power

August 26, 2010

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Reid Wilson at Hotline On Call makes an interesting case as to why, despite dismal polls to the contrary, Democrats will maintain control of the House of Representatives. The reasons he gives for Democrats staying in the driver’s seat boil down to these four advantages: Money (Democrats have more) Turnout operations (due to #1) Opposition […]

Murkowski, on verge of getting the boot in AK, considers indy run

August 25, 2010

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The GOP Senate primary yesterday took a very interesting turn when everyone realized that entrenched incumbent Lisa Murkowski is trailing upstart challenger Joe Miller by about 2000 votes (2 percentage points in a primary turnout of less than 90,000). Absentee ballots have yet to be counted, but there’s no question that Murkowski is on the […]

Crist cries and Rubio smiles: Meek wins FL Dem primary

August 24, 2010

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Kendrick Meek won the Democratic primary for Florida’s Senate seat today, beating out billionaire Jeff Greene for the right to represent the Dems in November. So why is “independent” Charlie Crist crying and GOP candidate Marco Rubio grinning over the election result? Simple, really. The win by Meek, a candidate with stronger support among the […]

Boehner gets feisty over Obamanomics

August 24, 2010

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House Minority Leader John Boehner got a little spicy today as he called for Obama to accept the resignations of all of his economic team, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and economic advisor Larry Summers. Boehner, clearly seeing he stands a very good chance of getting the Speaker’s gavel come November, said the midterms would […]

Why the mosque story matters

August 24, 2010

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The last few weeks have been absolutely dominated by a national discussion regarding the planned construction of the so-called Ground Zero mosque, called Park51 by its planners and opposed by large majorities of New York and the country as a whole. The initial question, easily disposed of, is whether Muslims had a right to build […]