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January 3, 2008

Hillary's Premature Triangulation: An Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

Sen. Hillary Clinton faces tonight's Iowa caucuses not as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee but seriously challenged by Sen. Barack Obama, thanks in no small part to committing a strategic error: premature triangulation.

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January 2, 2008

The United States Needs a Confirming Election: A Commentary by Scott Rasmussen

The United States is in dire need of an election where somebody wins big, an election that confirms someone with a real majority, and an election that provides the nation with some sense of a prevailing public perspective.

January 1, 2008

Huckabee's Perilous Perception Of Souls: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

In 1996, then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee reportedly pressured a parole board to release a sexual predator from jail.

December 31, 2007

A New Year’s Message From Ralph Nader

"Do you really believe if we replace a bunch of corporate Republicans with a bunch of corporate Democrats that anything meaningful is going to change? This has to stop. It's that simple."

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December 31, 2007

Bush in Pakistan: Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto followed urgent pleas to the State Department for the last two months by her representatives for better security protection.

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December 29, 2007

The 'Two-Fer' Problem: A Commentary By Dick Morris

As Bill Clinton crisscrosses America defending his wife's candidacy, he's fuel ing speculation about who'd be in charge should Hillary be elected.

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December 29, 2007

Is Huckabee Slipping?--Obama vs. McCain--Earmark Non-Reform: An Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

While public polls show Mike Huckabee leading Mitt Romney in Iowa, a new survey of an oversized sample shows Huckabee slipping and no longer ahead of Romney.

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December 29, 2007

Lessons From The Surge: A Commentary by Michael Barone

There are lessons to be learned from the dazzling success of the surge strategy in Iraq.

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December 28, 2007

Will Arizona's Immigration Law Work?: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

What would happen if the United States seriously enforced the ban on hiring undocumented workers?

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December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto. May She Rest in Peace: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

I met her in a green room, which, like so many others, wasn't even green. The woman doing makeup had no idea who she was and neither did the camera man, but they knew I was going on first, to discuss some OJ-like topic of no real importance, so they asked her to get out of the makeup chair so I could be "done" first

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December 27, 2007

GOP's Last Man Standing: John McCain: Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

Sen. John McCain, given up for dead a few weeks ago as he ran a cash-starved, disorganized campaign, today is viewed by canny Republican professionals as the best bet to win the party's presidential nomination.

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December 27, 2007

Top Story Of 2007: The Surge, The Military, And The Media: A Commentary By Michelle Malkin

There should be no question what the top story of the year was: America's counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq, the Democrats' hapless efforts to sabotage it, and the Western mainstream media's stubborn refusal to own up to military progress.

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December 27, 2007

Bush's Very Good Year: A Commentary by Lawrence Kudlow

Against all odds, and despite the usual drumbeat of criticism, President George W. Bush has had a very good year. The troop surge in Iraq is succeeding.

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December 26, 2007

Only Suckers Pay Bills: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Wouldn't it be fun to do a money-dance around town, throwing borrowed hundred dollar bills to passersby, while arranging to have others pay for the adventure?

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December 24, 2007

A Rogue CIA - Inside Report by Robert Novak

Outrage over the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes is but one element of the distress about the agency by Republican intelligence watchdogs in Congress.

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December 22, 2007

Looking for Mr. Right: A Commentary by Michael Barone

On the issues, not very much separates the front-runners for the Democratic nomination. What's interesting is that all of them are running well to the left of the only Democratic presidents in the last 40 years, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

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December 22, 2007

Clinton Discord, McCain’s Choice, and Romney’s Conservative: Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

Supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy are privately blaming
aggressive campaigning by Bill Clinton for her recent decline in Iowa's pre-caucus polls.

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December 20, 2007

Congressional Combat: A Commentary by Larry J. Sabato

Truly important election years for the U.S. House of Representatives come around only every so often-years when party control is at stake and the House actually changes hands or the balance of power is significantly altered one way or the other.

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December 15, 2007

The Two Races for President and the Race within the Race: A Commentary By Douglas Schoen

There are two underlying trends that have emerged when examining recent poll results.

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December 15, 2007

Hill's Big Goof - In Dem Primaries, Experience Loses: A Commentary by Dick Morris

Sound familiar? A young, charismatic candidate campaigns calling for change and new directions. Defying the traditional prejudices that have kept his ilk out of the White House, his effortless good looks and measured cadence attract voters to his vision of new possibilities.