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Lindsey Graham and the Republican Presidential Race

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lindsey-graham-of-south-carolina-joins-other-republicans-in-pursuit-of-presidency/2015/01/29/466ee790-a7d1-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

The Republican Presidential Race for 2016 is wide open at the moment, with a total of 29 potential candidates being listed on Wikipedia. However, this was an interesting story as Lindsay Graham is a rather contrversial Republican due to his voting record, and tendency to vote with the Democrats on certain issues, including being one of vey few Republicans who voted for Elena Kagan. 45 more words

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Lee Fang interviewed about his book 'The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right'

Editor’s Note: Lee Fang‘s interview with Thom Hartmann was recorded around the time his book was released in mid-2013. Fang has worked as an investigative journalist most recently at The Nation and has just been hired by The Intercept.

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Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

With dust settling from Obama’s State of the Union, it is time to apply some analysis to what he said. By far my favourite analysis was that of John Zogby, of Zogby Polls, who said on Radio 4’s Today programme that this was far from a lame duck, in fact this was a “quacking duck”. 501 more words

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No freshness in our 2016 presidential contest

Dana Milbank writes for The Washington Post:

‘[…] This will be the seventh presidential campaign I’ve covered in some form, starting with a bit role in 1992. 228 more words

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