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The amazing race

For the past year, presidential politics has been building to the crescendo that is the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
We break down the Presidential campaign to its six essential parts, and predict your next Commander-in-Chief.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 26, 2007

Until there’s nothing left of us

Hey, all you Maine Republicans wallowing in self-pity, after losing the election: snap out of it.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 15, 2006
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Beating around the Bush

When the title and the premise alone piss off Hillary Clinton and Rush Limbaugh, why cop out when making the film itself? Death watch: Gabriel Range on his President. By Peter Keough
Death of a President misfires
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 25, 2006
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Trail mix

Could someone please get a temporary restraining order against Kerry Healey’s Deval-Patrick-loves-cop-killers TV spot?
Ads ’n’ ends from the media front
By JOHN CARROLL  |  October 11, 2006
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Not so jockular

The field of sports is normally one of the areas with the least racism in the US.
The ugly racial shakedown in Coventry diminishes all of us
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 11, 2006
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Foleygate

House Speaker Dennis Hastert took office in the wake of one Republican sex scandal, and it looks like he might lose his chair in the wake of another.
The former congressman’s true crime
By EDITORIAL  |  October 05, 2006


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Republican dirty tricks

Late last month, readers of the conservative web site NewsMax discovered this juicy tidbit in a column by Ronald Kessler: “In the past week, Karl Rove has been promising Republican insiders an ‘October surprise’ to help win the November congressional ele
What’s up Karl Rove’s sleeve?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 05, 2006
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Any more jobs at the Vatican?

The September 29 resignation of Republican congressman Mark Foley of Florida, who sent “naughty emails,” as White House spokesman Tony Snow put it, to underage male pages, has sent shock waves throughout Washington.
D éjà Vu
By BRENDAN LYNCH  |  October 04, 2006

Capital boneheads

The willing support of GOP US representatives for Dubya’s spying on innocent Americans, violating their civil rights on a daily basis for years, makes this all the more detestable, if not laughable.
Uproar over Jefferson investigation is stupid
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  May 31, 2006
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Justice DeLayed

The worm turns. Former Republican House Majority leader Tom DeLay is resigning his seat in Congress.
A leading political gangster is forced from office amid a widening criminal scandal
By EDITORIAL  |  April 05, 2006

Do the Donald

Now that The Donald has emerged as the bankroller of a proposed casino in deepest Johnston — and wouldn’t the landfill be wonderful as a site, symbolic in so many ways — it’s time to get into full Trump mode.
Trump’s entry raises the casino sweepstakes
By  |  February 23, 2006