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Smooth Barack, Tricky Dick & Helpless Jimmy: What We Learn About Our Presidents in Moments Of Crisis

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Real historians tell us two things about Presidents and scandal: it's rarely the crime and usually the cover-up that derails Presidents.

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2010 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After taking a look at Obama's numbers for the month, we continue our march backwards through history, this month serving up a comparison between Obama and Richard Nixon's term-and-a-half.

Chris Cox, Richard Nixon's Grandson, Running For Congress

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Another member of a political dynasty is seeking a higher office in New York, and no, his last name isn't Kennedy. According to his new campaign webs...

Dec. '09 Obama Poll Watch -- Below Fifty, But Stabilizing

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again for Obama Poll Watch -- our monthly look back at Obama's approval ratings for the previous month.

White House Gate Crashing, From Andrew Jackson To Grace Slick

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Washington is all a-twitter over two society climbers crashing the gates at an Obama soirée, in the grand sweep of history, it was a fairly minor event. No one was in danger, and no real harm was done, nobody got dosed with LSD.

Sarah Palin, Preparing to Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After reading Palin's interview in Runner's World, I doubt she'll be off the political stage anytime soon. A presidential campaign is a long race that requires a lot of endurance.

Obama Defeats . . . Nixon?

Daniel Frick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Frick

Can Barack Obama succeed in laying Richard Nixon's ghost to rest? As Obama pledges bipartisanship and reaches across the aisle to John McCain, many of us can't help but hope that we've seen the end of the politics of denigration.

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...