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Why Kerry?

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On November 14, 2012
Ezra asks a question I think of a lot of Democrats are asking now and were asking in early 2009–Does Barack Obama want Mitch McConnell to be Majority Leader? Obama has always had a political blind spot when it comes to cabinet appointments. He has tended toward well-known political leaders for important positions, even if […]

Bybee

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On April 17, 2009

When the final list of “Chuck Schumer’s Biggest Sell-Outs” is released, this will have to rank near the top. At least when he does stuff like vote to make the compensation of hedge f

Bunning Headed to the Showers?

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On January 22, 2009
Looks like Jim Bunning may be getting the hook: Some Republicans are privately urging Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) to step down at the end of his term amid growing concerns that he can’t win reelection in 2010. According to two GOP sources, leading Republican fundraisers in Kentucky are hesitant to raise money for Bunning and […]

The Kennedy Question

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On January 22, 2009

As someone who could very much do without Kennedy worship in general and JFK worship in particular, I suppose that I’m happy, on balance, that Caroline Kennedy has removed herself from considera

Special Election Caveat

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On January 1, 2009

While this point is well taken, I suspect that if the New York and Delaware Senate succession rules mandated special elections, then we wouldn’t have either Secretary of State Clinton or Vice Pr

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