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The Case for a Carter Dynasty

There were the Adams', and the Roosevelts, then the Kennedys, and the Clintons (cross your fingers). Will Jason Carter establish a Carter Dynasty?

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Elections & Voting  |  3/30/14  |  Views: 9  |  

The Most Underappreciated President in US History

Why doesn't this President receive more respect and admiration?

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: General Interest  |  3/30/14  |  Views: 32  |  

A few thoughts on Crimea

Thoughts on Crimea.

Denouement Sunrise  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Foreign Policy  |  3/20/14  |  Views: 16  |  

2014 U.S. Senate

Here's a color-coded list of the 2014 U.S. Senate, with markings by Congressmen up for reelection or who are retiring. Enjoy!

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Elections & Voting  |  3/19/14  |  Views: 25  |  

Keystone XL Pipeline Expansion is a Bad, Bad Idea

There's more to the alleged Keystone XL benefits than some think

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Energy  |  3/19/14  |  Views: 37  |  

Introduction

Who I am, and why you should read my blog.

The Kennedy Democrat  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: General Interest  |  3/18/14  |  Views: 20  |  

Obamacare Dems: Big Government Dependency

Obamacare Dems reveal themselves to be the party of less work, more dependence.

Rightly So  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Democrats  |  2/19/14  |  Views: 19  |  

Conservative Wanted, Clintons Need not Apply

Are Democrats looking for a conservative alternative to Hillary Clinton? The answer may surprise you.

Elections Watch - 2016  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: General Interest  |  2/10/14  |  Views: 14  |  

'Cause Baby He was Born to Run

Vice President Biden says that he has no reason not to run for President. Does he have any shot?

Elections Watch - 2016  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Elections & Voting  |  2/10/14  |  Views: 8  |  

Martin O'Malley 2016?

Could Gov. Martin O'Malley be the next Democratic nominee for President?

Elections Watch - 2016  |  Region: United States  |  Subject: Elections & Voting  |  2/10/14  |  Views: 10  |  


Political News

Obama warns of 'consequences' for Russia over Ukraine

Fox News  |  4/16/14 8:12 PM

President Obama on Wednesday said the United States is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russia uprising in its eastern cities.

Dem faces tough storm

CNN  |  4/16/14 7:21 PM

Landrieu is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Louisiana Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state.

Earn less to land a husband?

CNN  |  4/16/14 7:04 PM

Peggy Drexler says Phyllis Schlafly's argument that equal pay reduces women's odds of marrying is flawed.

Riley on Obama’s foreign policy strategy: 'We are the problem'

Fox News  |  4/16/14 6:41 PM

President Obama has not engaged on a number of foreign policy crises, and even worse, he consistently apologizes for American behavior, an editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier."

Colo. eminent domain case settled with $115,000 sale

Fox News  |  4/16/14 6:33 PM

 A contentious eminent domain case in which a local government sought to take private backcountry land for open space has been settled, with the landowners agreeing to a $115,000 sale.

What new video reveals about al Qaeda

CNN  |  4/16/14 6:04 PM

U.S. officials comb through new al Qaeda video to learn as much as they can about the group and any planned attacks.

Militants, army face off in Ukraine

CNN  |  4/16/14 5:59 PM

Militants, army face off in eastern Ukraine amid soaring tensions. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

Obama and Cantor Clash on Immigration Overhaul

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 5:10 PM

Cantor wasn't pleased when Obama issued a statement "attacking" Republicans.

Obama, Biden announce $600M for competitive job grants

Fox News  |  4/16/14 4:59 PM

Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

Landrieu's political career

CNN  |  4/16/14 4:54 PM

Obama, Cantor phone call on immigration highlights finger-pointing, deep divide

Fox News  |  4/16/14 4:54 PM

President Obama and House Republicans appear nowhere close to reaching a near-term compromise on immigration reform, following a conversation Wednesday between the president and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Obama Counsels Students on Options to a 4-Year Degree

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 4:46 PM

It would be a cultural shift, but the Obama administration is hoping to change the perception of two- and four-year universities and what is needed for success. Through two new skills-training programs, utilizing grant money announced in 2010, the administration is encouraging...

Should Obama use the power of his pen to push immigration reform?

CNN  |  4/16/14 4:45 PM

The President has faced increasing pressure to use the power of his pen to help stem the high number of deportations.

Opinion: How Paul Ryan's budget fails

CNN  |  4/16/14 4:42 PM

Rick McGahey says GOP Rep. Paul Ryan is signaling his 2016 presidential ambitions by appealing to hard core Republican values.

5 Piece of Advice From Michele Bachmann

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 4:04 PM

She gave the keynote address today at Liberty University's weekly Convocation.

Putin: Escalating conflict puts Ukraine on 'brink of civil war'

CNN  |  4/16/14 3:36 PM

The escalating conflict in Ukraine "essentially puts the nation on the brink of civil war," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

Lawyers Who Cleared Christie Donated to RGA

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 3:34 PM

The law firm that wrote the Chris Christie-sponsored report clearing the governor of any wrongdoing in the New Jersey bridge scandal made a sizable donation to the Republican Governors Association, which Christie heads, days before the report’s release. The law firm of Gibson...

Can $50 Million Buy Bloomberg Gun Control?

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 3:32 PM

The former mayor continues to spend money to combat the NRA.

Can $50 Million Buy Michael Bloomberg Gun Control?

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 3:32 PM

The former mayor continues to spend money to combat the NRA.

Rubio expresses 'concern' over still-vacant State Dept. religious freedom post

Fox News  |  4/16/14 3:32 PM

The office within the State Department develops policies regarding religious freedom and monitors religious discrimination and persecution worldwide.

9 questions about Ukraine

CNN  |  4/16/14 3:29 PM

Ukraine is ground zero in a tense power play between Russia and the West, with U.S. officials saying they just want Ukrainians to be allowed to decide their own fate, and Russian officials saying they simply want to ensure that Russian-speaking Ukrainians have a fair say over...

Can Kerry and Lavrov take the edge off Ukraine crisis talks?

CNN  |  4/16/14 3:29 PM

U.S.-Russian ties may be at their frostiest since the height of the Cold War, but at least there's some warmth to the relationship between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Fox News Poll: Christie, Bush and Paul are top GOP picks -- today -- for 2016

Fox News  |  4/16/14 2:48 PM

Yes, it’s a bit early to talk about the 2016 election. It’s just too much fun not to do it. You’re welcome.

VP Joe Biden (and His Aviators) Join Instagram

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 2:34 PM

Our newly social media-savvy vice president just joined Instagram.

VP (and His Aviators) Now on Instagram

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 2:34 PM

Our newly social media-savvy vice president just joined Instagram.

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies to the country on important matters

Fox News  |  4/16/14 2:33 PM

About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. 

ACLU challenges Arkansas voter ID law

Fox News  |  4/16/14 1:58 PM

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.

Watchdog: EPA inflating success of wetlands programs

Fox News  |  4/16/14 1:57 PM

An EPA inspector general report suggests the agency is inflating the success of its wetland preservation programs.

Congress Gone Wild? Lawmakers Take on Spring Break 2014

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 12:31 PM

What exactly does Spring Break mean for a typical Washington politician?

Obama, Biden Go To College

ABC Politics  |  4/16/14 8:13 AM

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA ON THE ROAD: This afternoon President Obama departs for Pittsburgh, Pa. where he will be joined by Vice President Joe Biden and spend the day highlighting two job skills training initiatives: A grant competition to encourage...


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