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Joe Biden Said No Before. Why Run Now?

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2015 | 7:25 PM


WASHINGTON -- Days after Joe Biden buried his son Beau in early June, the 72-year-old vice president was saying privately that he had concluded that he “didn’t have the heart” or the drive to run for president in 2016. 


At the time, Biden made no mention of...

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Comment l'ascension politique de Donald Trump reflète l'évolution de la société américaine

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 2:17 PM

Donald Trump est un personnage hors du commun. Il est grand et sa frange de cheveux mandarine le fait paraître plus grand encore. Il exsude le calme d’un homme qui vient de passer au sauna et qui s’est peut-être offert une manucure. Quand il s’adresse à vous (je...

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Wir alle sind Trump – mehr als wir es uns eingestehen wollen

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 7:04 AM

Donald Trump ist überlebensgroß. Er ist hochgewachsen, und seine Tolle und sein orangefarbenes Haar lässt ihn noch ein wenig größer erscheinen. Er strahlt Ruhe aus, er kommt nicht aus dem Fitness-Studio, sondern vielmehr gerade aus der Sauna, vielleicht hat er auch noch eine Maniküre machen lassen. Unterhält man sich mit...

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Trump se parece más a nosotros de lo que queremos admitir

(8) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 7:36 AM

WASHINGTON – En persona, Donald Trump es más largo que un día sin pan. De verdad que es alto, y la cima color mandarina de su cabeza le hace parecer más alto aún. Exuda un aura de calma que no parece nacer del ejercicio físico, sino más bien de la...

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Planet Politics: More Than We Admit, Trump Is Us

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 10:58 PM


WASHINGTON – In person, Donald Trump is a bit larger than life. He is tall, and his shelf of tangerine hair makes him appear taller. He exudes a calm aura that doesn’t seem to have stemmed from a gym workout, but rather a sauna, and perhaps a manicure....

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Forget That Clown. Our Fantasy List Of 2016 Independent Candidates

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 2:28 PM


By tradition, only grumpy, unglamorous curmudgeons consider running as independent candidates for president -- men such as George Wallace, John Anderson, Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan. They were the political equivalents of a shot and a beer.


But now we have the innovative Donald Trump. He is...

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Midsummer Report On The GOP Field (Without You-Know-Who)

(216) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 5:40 PM



Midsummer Report On The GOP Field (Without You-Know-Who)


Oh, hello, everyone. My, my -- it seems like only last week that we...

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Política do planeta: a Alemanha assume a liderança

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 9:56 AM

A Alemanha finalmente está admitindo o óbvio.

Duas gerações e 70 anos depois de uma guerra que dividiu e arruinou o país, a Alemanha está mais uma vez disposta a não somente ter um papel de liderança na Europa – o que já tem feito há anos --, mas a...

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8 Reasons Why The Iran Deal Is A Done Deal

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 6:13 PM


WASHINGTON -- Despite the controversy in Congress and on cable TV about the nuclear arms agreement with Iran, the view in the diplomatic community here is calm, clear and simple: “It’s a done deal,” said one key ambassador.


President Barack Obama argues that the seven-nation deal merits...

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독일이 변했다 : 자신이 '리더'임을 마침내 인정하다

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 1:44 PM

독일이 마침내 명백한 사실을 인정하고 있다.

독일을 폐허가 된 분단국가로 만든 전쟁이 끝난 지 두 세대가 지났고 70년이 흘렀다. 독일은 다시 한 번 유럽에서 주도적인 역할을 수행할 뿐만 아니라 – 벌써 몇 년째 그래 왔다 – 자신의 역할을 공개적으로, 심지어 자랑스럽게 논할 의지를 보이고 있다.

지난 월요일(13일) 주미독일대사 페터 비티히가...

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Weltpolitik: Wie Deutschland wieder die Führung übernimmt - und stolz darauf ist

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Deutschland gesteht sich endlich das Offensichtliche ein.

Zwei Generationen und 70 Jahre nach dem Krieg, der Deutschland geteilt und in Trümmern zurückgelassen hat, ist das Land nicht nur wieder gewillt, eine führende Rolle in Europa zu spielen - was Deutschland schon seit Jahren tut - sondern auch, seine Rolle...

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Πλανήτης Πολιτική: Η Γερμανία παίρνει το προβάδισμα

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 1:32 PM

ΟΥΑΣΙΓΚΤΟΝ – Η Γερμανία τελικά παραδέχεται το προφανές.

Δύο γενιές και 70 χρόνια μετά από έναν πόλεμο που την άφησε διαιρεμένη και σε ερείπια, η Γερμανία είναι και πάλι πρόθυμη όχι μόνο να διαδραματίσει ηγετικό ρόλο στην Ευρώπη - που έχει κάνει εδώ και χρόνια -, αλλά και να συζητήσει...

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Planet Politics: Germany Takes The Lead

(10) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 8:03 PM

WASHINGTON -- Germany finally is admitting the obvious.

Two generations and 70 years after a war that left it divided and in ruins, Germany is once again willing not only to play a leading role in Europe -- which it's been doing for years -- but to...

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2016's Race To The Bottom

(205) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 4:00 PM



2016's Race to the Bottom


“Politics ain’t beanbag,” but the Republican race is extremely not beanbag: a mix of Tea Party rally,...

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Grecia es solo el principio del gran rechazo a la austeridad

(2) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 11:58 AM

La nueva política mundial de austeridad impregnó la sala de prensa de la Casa Blanca un día después de que los griegos votaran un contundente "no" al severo acuerdo de rescate con los acreedores europeos.

Los periodistas presionaron a Josh Earnest, portavoz del presidente Barack Obama, para...

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Greece Is Just The Beginning Of The Great Austerity Backlash

(251) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 7:44 PM

WASHINGTON -- The global politics of austerity seeped into the press room of the White House on Monday, the day after the Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject a harsh bailout deal with Europe.

Reporters pressed Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama’s spokesman, for details of what his boss thought of the...

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De Grecia a Francia y China, el nacionalismo vuelve pisando fuerte

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 7:41 AM

WASHINGTON – En China, un desfile militar este año no celebrará el triunfo del comunismo, sino el septuagésimo aniversario de la rendición japonesa durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El nacionalismo chino (y el odio histórico hacia Japón) resulta más poderoso que la ideología marxista.

En Francia, los ultra-nacionalistas...

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From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way

(147) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 7:02 PM

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. Chinese nationalism (and historical hatred of Japan) will trump Marxist ideology.

In France, right-wing ultra-nationalists support the referendum that Greek's...

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Trail To The Chief: 10 Things Presidential Campaigns Could Do Without Edition

(16) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 5:28 PM



10 Things Presidential Campaigns Could Do Without Edition


As you may have heard, the Iowa Straw Poll -- one of the primary...

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Planeta Político: El retorno de los Bush

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 10:37 AM

WASHINGTON — Los padres fundadores de Estados Unidos detestaban lo que Thomas Jefferson denominó “una aristocracia artificial fundada en la riqueza y el nacimiento”.

Así que tendrás que preguntarte qué podrían pensar de Barbara Pierce Bush, la señora de 90 años, de pelo nevado, lengua afilada y sangre azul,...

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