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10 December 2009 8:57 PM
I had a chance to sit down with contributor Kate Clinton at the Victory Fund's Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference to talk about her experiences at the White House state dinner last month.Kate and her partner, Urvashi Vaid, were directly in front of the White House gate crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi.Kate disputes Secret Service statements that the Salahis went through all the proper securi

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10 December 2009 8:57 PM
I am an Evangelical Christian.What does that mean? In part, I believe that Christmas, the celebration of Christ's birth, is good news.Not just to me or my family or those that think or believe just like me, but for everyone.Last Christmas was tough for many families in our country, and this year will be the same for many more.There are few families that will not be touched in some way by the Gre

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10 December 2009 8:57 PM
Will Congress Replace the CFPA With a Coalition of Unwilling Regulators? Washington often seems like Superman's Bizarro World where Us is opposite. If you don't believe me, start following House attempts to pass the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.It's on the House floor right now and should be on C-Span 1 most of today (Dec.10, 2009). Why Bizarro? Simple.Despite the worst economi

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10 December 2009 8:57 PM
There is one very pregnant question, said David Axelrod, a senior adviser to Mr.Obama. How do you reconcile your role as a commander in chief with your aspirations to promote a more peaceful world at a time of war? Messrs.David Axelrod, senior advisor, and Ben Rhodes and Jon Faveau, Obama speech writers, need to be reminded that speech writing is not principally wordsmithing-techno-craftology.I

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10 December 2009 8:57 PM
Political predictions can be a foolish game.I just reviewed several dozen or so articles and postings from various news organizations and so-called experts filed not too long ago that all predicted, incorrectly as it turns out, that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa would run for governor in 2010. So much for that. It is, therefore, probably foolish to make this next political prediction -

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10 December 2009 8:57 PM
OSLO – President Barack Obama says lasting peace requires human rights and economic opportunity for individuals, and sanctions against regimes that violate international rules. As Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday he said war is sometimes necessary but a resilient peace can be achieved if the world imposes several conditions. He said the international community must impose meani

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10 December 2009 8:07 PM
I was going to blog about the illogic of the proposed amendment to health care legislation allowing the importation of lower-priced drugs from Canada, but Ezra Klein of the Washington Post beat me to it.As he notes, referring to floor comments by Senator David Vitter (R-LA): The case for drug reimportation, as Vitter says, proceeds from the recognition that residents of other countries get much,

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10 December 2009 8:07 PM
WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is questioning plans to try terror suspects in the United States and move Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons on U.S soil. House Republicans say the Obama administration has failed to provide details on plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and move prisoners to possible sites in Illinois and Michigan. Rep.Pete Hoekstra (HOOK-stra) said it was irration