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Heads They Win, Tails You Lose: For the Beltway Media, Even Democratic Victories Prove the Country is Conservative

(185) Comments | Posted October 21, 2008 | 1:20 PM

We usually have to wait until after the Democrats emerge victorious at the polls for the Beltway finger-waggers to begin warning them not to be too ambitious, not to do too much, not to actually follow through on the proposals they presented to the voters. But this year, it's starting...

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McCain Thinks the Media is Out to Get Him...Try Not to Laugh

(8) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 11:17 AM

Observers of politics know they can count on at least one constant in presidential campaigns: Whenever the Republican candidate is down in the polls, he begins to complain about the media (Democrats do it sometimes too, but not nearly as often). But when that candidate is John McCain, one would...

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Gen. Clark and That POW Thing McCain Hates Talking About

(250) Comments | Posted July 1, 2008 | 4:55 PM

The knives sure are out for retired Gen. Wesley Clark.

In case you missed it: Interviewed by CBS' Bob Schieffer on Sunday's Face the Nation, Clark said that for all the national security experience John McCain claims, he never held a position of command during wartime. "I certainly honor...

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If It's Sunday, It's Conservative

(15) Comments | Posted February 14, 2006 | 10:10 AM

If you tuned in to NBC's Meet the Press one Sunday in October 2005, you would have seen an august panel of journalists mulling the week's news: Washington Post national political correspondent David Broder, former CNN Inside Politics host Judy Woodruff, and New York Times columnists William Safire and David...

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