As the federal shutdown drags on, Democrats and Republicans alike who are thinking about running for the presidency in 2016 would do well to hit the books and study up on the political fallout from the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
WASHINGTON -- The Republican presidential candidates, their sinews stiffened and their blood summoned up, may rightly dread Wednesday's version of what are inexplicably called debates.
WASHINGTON -- Another debate, another installment of "The Dating Game." Will the eventual winner be contestant Number One, Two ... Eight?
WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry's rapid lead over previous Republican front-runner Mitt Romney was predictable.
"Leading from behind." That's what an unnamed White House aide told the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza that Barack Obama was doing on Libya.
Barack Obama did not watch the Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, N.H., on Monday night, we are told. He was busy addressing a campaign fundraising event in Miami.
Newt Gingrich wants to keep illegal aliens in this country so their children can work as school janitors.
By refusing to accept tax increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Republicans are behaving like "fanatics," writes David Brooks of The New York Times.
Time for Republicans to take a deep breath and remember what the pot of gold at the end of the Election 2012 rainbow really is: the defeat of Barack Obama.
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