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Category: Election '08

February 26, 2007
Romney, Cheney in Deep with Iran Investments

In a high profile effort to bolster his credibility on national security, 2008 Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney last week called on New York to divest its pension fund of any holdings in firms doing with business with Iran. But as it turns out, it is Mitt Romney's former employer with the ties to […]

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February 23, 2007
WaPo Slams Clinton, But Not Giuliani, on Speaking Fees

Today's Washington Post features an interesting examination former President Bill Clinton's new-found wealth earned on the speakers' circuit and the implications for his wife Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign. But while Bill Clinton brought in almost $10 million in speaking fees last year, he's not running for anything. Rudy Giuliani, on the other hand, is running […]

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February 22, 2007
Study: Voter ID Programs Suppress Turnout

Just before November's midterm elections, a piece called "Divide, Suppress and Conquer" described the two-pronged Republican campaign strategy of mobilizing its conservative base while driving down the Democratic and independent vote. When it comes to vote suppression, a new study has found that the Republican tactics have been quite successful, indeed. In a report just […]

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February 20, 2007
Flag Hag

In South Carolina Monday, Senator Hillary Clinton once again reminded Democratic voters why so many have misgivings about her. Even as she rightly spoke out against flying the Confederate flag over public facilities in the Palmetto State, she called to mind her own pandering over the U.S. flag. In Orangeburg, S.C., good Senator Clinton declared […]

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February 13, 2007
Romney's Ford Follies

Just two days after I wrote about Mitt Romney's cynical decision to announce his GOP presidential bid in Michigan, the former Massachusetts Governor finds himself at the center of yet another interest group storm. This time, it's the National Jewish Democratic Council, which lambasted Romney for selecting the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn as the […]

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February 10, 2007
Romney Runs - Away

On Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will formally enter the race for the 2008 Republican nomination for President. But by announcing his run for the White House in Michigan, Romney is trying to run away - far, far away - from his own moderate reign in liberal Massachusetts. Romney, of course, is nominally from Michigan, […]

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February 5, 2007
Giuliani Announcement a Drag for GOP

From the Giuliani camp comes word that the former New York mayor is moving one step closer to tossing his hat in the presidential ring. With the 2008 White House race already in overdrive, Rudy announced today that he was filing a "statement of candidacy" with the FEC. Polls suggest that the putative hero of […]

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February 1, 2007
My Conversation with Al Franken

In an AP story Wednesday, a Democratic official confirms that Air America headliner Al Franken is in fact entering the 2008 Minnesota senate race against Republican Norm Coleman. Hopefully, the comedian turned Senate candidate can deliver some comeuppance to Coleman, who said of his late predecessor in 2003, "I am a 99 percent improvement over […]

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January 25, 2007
Sam Brownback, American Taliban

Lost in the flurry of recent presidential campaign announcements is one of the more intriguing developments of the modern political era. That is, while most candidates seek the White House with real aspirations to govern the nation, a self-chosen few such as Al Sharpton or Gary Bauer aim only to lead a movement or community. […]

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January 24, 2007
The Latest Confederate Flag Flaps

The simmering controversy over the display of the Confederate flag by public entities remains a festering sore on the American body politic. And over the past week, voices from the left, right and center weighed in on the ongoing disgrace that is the public romance of the CSA banner in South Carolina, Mississippi and elsewhere […]

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

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