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The Pragmatic Republican Primary

A few days back, I wrote a blog post arguing that the country’s new centrist mood might provide a narrow window to the GOP nomination for a moderate like Jon Huntsman, who can still check off the key pro-gun and pro-life boxes. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin was one of several bloggers to

Flashback: John McCain’s Gays In The Military Humor

This morning, Sen. John McCain addressed a panel of military brass at an Armed Services Committee hearing, where he explained again his opposition to changing the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

At this time, we should be inherently cautious about making any changes that would affect our military, and what changes we do …

McCain and Palin: Just Like The Old Days

The Associated Press tells us:

PHOENIX — John McCain and Sarah Palin are scheduled to campaign together in Arizona next week for the first time since they conceded the presidential election in Phoenix in 2008.

Palin and McCain will be at a rally and picnic in Tucson on March 26, followed the next day by a rally in the …

The Tackiness of Political Fundraising

I just got an email from John McCain, asking for a $25 campaign contribution. In another time, McCain was about as close as you could come in the Senate to a campaign finance reform zealot, railing against the politicians who collect campaign money and then carry out the will of their donors. In the email I just got, McCain seems to be …

Health Care Summit: Not So Great Expectations

There’s little bipartisan agreement on what President Barack Obama’s health care summit on Thursday will truly be, though low expectations are popping up across the political spectrum.

“What’s disturbing is the continued media reports that [Democrats] already have their plan to move forward … no matter what the result is of …

McCain, Maverick No More?

John McCain returned to the Senate in 2000 a virtual liberal: throwing bombs at his Republican leaders (and especially George W. Bush).

John McCain returned to the Senate in 2009 a virtual conservative: a model Republican and leading critic of President Obama – especially, these days, on the war in Afghanistan.

McCain’s …

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