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Democrats can start again with Webb and Warren

When Americans look back to the beginning, the date at which they will start is Sept. 12, 2001, the day after 9/11. What happened from then on will form the century and potentially, the millenium. I recall taping a little American flag to my...

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Republican primary theme: Beating incumbents is difficult

Beating incumbents is difficult.

That is real lesson that can be taken from the Republican Senate primary election in Kentucky pitting Minority Leader Mitch McConnell against businessman Matt Bevins. There is a reason why incumbents who...

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Three ideas for Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse (R) has handily won his Senate primary in Nebraska. He will bring intelligence and maturity to Washington. Conservatism today bristles with new thinking and in his primary he suggested, as an "idea balloon," moving the nation's capital to the middle of the country, a project proposed here at Pundits Blog in 2012.

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Scott Brown's rough week

Not a great week for former Sen. Scott Brown (R) of Massachusetts, hoping to become Sen. Scott Brown of New Hampshire. He is currently running, in his brand-new state, about five points behind the incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), who happens to...

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Republican Titanic: immigration reform and Hillary

The Titanic was promoted as "unsinkable." It was touted as a symbol of technological and industrial might. Until it crashed into a giant ice cube with catastrophic consequences. Which reminds me of today's Republican Party.

As the recent...

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Jeb Bush vs. Chris Christie

You know 2016 is already on when donors formerly fond of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) start telling the press they are going to have to place their hopes on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). Not even willing to wait until after the midterm...

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Rand Paul equals Barack Obama

While I hope and expect these words will infuriate the supporters of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for president, I predict that they will ultimately be proven true: Rand Paul for president in 2016 bears an eerie resemblance to Barack Obama for...

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Perry rising

In a column in The Hill on Tuesday, columnist Dick Morris says to "keep your eye on Perry." He argues that to win, a Republican...

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