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Category: Election '08

February 8, 2016
Marco Rubio is No Moderate

In the years before he became legendary for delivering the thirstiest State of the Union response ever, Florida Senator Marco Rubio was peddling another legend. On his path to becoming speaker of the Florida House, Rubio often told Sunshine State audiences he was "the son of exiles" forced to flee their beloved island of Cuba […]

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February 5, 2016
The Two Certainties of Health Care Reform

As Iowans prepared to caucus this week, a battle royal was playing out in each political party. But while Republicans argued over Donald Trump's conservative credentials and Ted Cruz's temperament, Democrats were having a heated debate over actual public policy. At its heart is the future of health care reform in the United States and […]

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January 4, 2016
Trump, Guns and Bitter

As 2015 drew to a close, political observers of all stripes were rightly getting raked over the coals for their respective failures to predict the most dramatic development of the 2016 GOP presidential campaign. But when it comes to the unlikely rise and surprising staying power of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama didn't seem taken […]

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November 17, 2015
Presidents McCain and Romney Weigh in on "Aging Actress," France

In the wake of the slaughter in Paris, Republican presidential candidates current and past have rushed offer their condolences to France and their condemnation of President Obama. The GOP's 2008 nominee John McCain issued a statement declaring: "My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of France. America stands with our ally, the […]

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June 21, 2015
GOP Presidential Candidates Snub Major Hispanic Conference for Third Election in a Row

All eyes in the conservative political world were focused this week on the Faith and Freedom Forum in Washington, DC. There, Politico reported, the entire field of 2016 Republican White House hopefuls auditioned before the evangelical faithful to "depict a Christian world under siege" and "road-test their religious messages." But Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco […]

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June 15, 2015
GOP Kingmaker Romney Flip-Flops on His Iraq War Support

At this fourth annual E2 Summit this week, defeated 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney once again played host to the GOP's White House hopefuls and their sugar daddies. As before, Romney's twin objectives were to play kingmaker and to remind the assembled Republican faithful that he's still available to be king. But in addressing […]

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April 27, 2015
How Anti-Abortion Intensity Wins in Pro-Choice America

For four decades, American public opinion on the issue of abortion has been largely unchanged. As the numbers from Gallup, the Pew Research Center and other polls show, roughly half of Americans have identified themselves as "pro-choice" even as consistent majorities support keeping abortion legal in all or many circumstances. But now, a new survey […]

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April 14, 2015
When Carly Loved Hillary

Carly Fiorina, the disgraced HP CEO and failed California Senate candidate, says her odds of entering the 2016 Republican presidential contest are "higher than 90 percent." Of course, that's not because she believes she can win the nomination, but because the odds she wants to be the GOP's vice presidential nominee are 100 percent. And […]

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February 13, 2015
When Bush Was Bulls**ting Americans on Limiting Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Among the supposed revelations in the new book by former Obama adviser David Axelrod is the claim that the 44th President was "bulls**ting" about his past opposition to marriage equality. While President Obama today claimed otherwise, his deference to political expediency was no mystery to his supporters. For them, his Hamlet act that his views […]

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January 28, 2015
Romney Campaign Drops Its "Jew Rule" for 2016

As his close friends and advisers tell it, Mitt Romney will put his LDS Church and his leadership role in it at the center any campaign for the White House in 2016. As hotel magnate and fellow Mormon Richard Marriott put it, "Our church tells us clearly that when we are in the service of […]

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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