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June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
Looking back over the last century there were two great coalition builders in presidential politics: FDR and Richard Nixon.Franklin Roosevelt broke the Lincoln lock on the presidency that had given Republicans the White House in 56 of the previous 72 years. From 1932 to 1964, FDR's party would win seven of nine elections.
June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
Here recently, the Republican Party of Florida has been going after Charlie Crist about his and his wifes tax returns. Crist revealed some of his tax returns, but through his campaign spokesperson, Kevin Cate, has said that his wifes returns are off limits.
June 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
In November of 2002, Washington Post reporter-editor Bob Woodward unveiled excerpts of his latest book, "Bush at War," and caused a big stir by revealing that Fox News boss Roger Ailes had sent a confidential memo to the George W. Bush White House after 9/11 insisting the president stay tough against the terrorists.
June 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
Among Republicans, the debate over America's proper world role is vigorous. Sen. Rand Paul blames the current disarray in Iraq on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. "Were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was the war won in 2005, when many of those people said it was won?"
June 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
Democrats would have you believe all the rich bad guys are Republicans. Don't believe it. Unless the Dems can prove Kareem Ahmed, king of the kickbacks, isn't one of theirs, they probably shouldn't throw another stone.
June 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
With the Islamic warriors of ISIS having captured all the border posts between Iraq, Syria and Jordan, we may be witnessing the end of Sykes-Picot.
June 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
One of the joys of living in Florida is the diversity. We have every kind of exotic and invasive species imaginable, from the Burmese python to the liberal retiree.
June 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
Suddenly The Florida Squeeze, progressive blog site since its inception, is an enemy of the party.
June 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls "taming the prince" -- making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power -- has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the founders, having rebelled against George III's unfettered exercise of "royal prerogative," stipulated that presidents "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed."
June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Nicol Gutierrezs call for an environmentally-friendly solution to Americas reliance on foreign oil is easily answered by the very policy he rails against (EPA Must Reform Bad Renewable Fuel Standard, June 16).
June 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
A few questions for President Barack Obama.At your press conference, you said, "It is in our national security interest not to see an all-out civil war in Iraq." If that is the case, why did you withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011? Were you motivated by something other than U.S. national interests?
June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office.
June 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Ronan Farrow, considered the "boy wonder" of cable hosts by MSNBC executives, interviewed his colleague Chris Matthews on June 11 over the stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor.
June 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
As the Islamic warriors of ISIS rolled down the road from Mosul, John McCain was an echo of French Premier Paul Reynaud, when word reached Paris that Rommel had broken through in the Ardennes:"We are now facing an existential threat to the security of the United States of America," said McCain.
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