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Shooting from the lip

Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable realit
Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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Take it for granite

With roughly a month to go until the nominating process actually begins in Iowa, the contours of the 2008 presidential race are now clear.
If Hillary clinton wins New Hampshire, she’ll be tough to beat for the nomination. But Iowa is up for grabs . . .
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 28, 2007
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Killing bills

Auto workers, oil companies, and farmers all snarling together in a pit of special interests — it’s not a pretty picture.
Congress inaction
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007
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Mowed down

Libby describes Leahy’s spot on the committee as “good for new England — because without that voice we’d be invisible.”
The federal Farm Bill leaves Mainers in the dust
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007

Can Bush be beaten?

This article originally appeared in the November 15, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
It won’t be easy, but here’s one scenario for a Democratic victory
By JOHN KELLER  |  November 14, 2006
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The Senate does sarcasm

As Republicans used their control of the Senate to waste the month of June on a series of pointless debates — over gay marriage, flag burning, the estate tax, and the like — their Democratic Party colleagues countered with the one tool left in their arse
Is that a rhetorical question?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 07, 2006


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Hoosier daddy

You already know the plot for the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries.
Spooked by Hillary? Evan Bayh could be your man in 2008
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 31, 2006