How Not To Get Your Country Back

How Not To Get Your Country Back

The Tea Party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America c ...

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Politicians Disdain Tea Party But Seek Its Clout

Politicians Disdain Tea Party But Seek Its Clout

By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- As Democrats fight desperately to keep a Senate majority in the upcoming elections, one conservative voice has been notic ...

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When Moderates Fight Back

When Moderates Fight Back

WASHINGTON -- The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You won ...

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2014 And The Limits Of Rage

2014 And The Limits Of Rage

WASHINGTON -- The short-term future of politics in the nation's capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate. But for a sense of the lo ...

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This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. ...

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Palin Goes 0-For-Two In Alaska As Clout Disappears Nationally

Palin Goes 0-For-Two In Alaska As Clout Disappears Nationally

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of A ...

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Tea Party PAC Funding Increases While Candidates Falter

Tea Party PAC Funding Increases While Candidates Falter

The Tea Party’s really been struggling this primary season. They've failed to unseat a single Republican incumbent in the Senate primaries, and haven’t won many victories in House ...

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Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Wins Republican primary

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Wins Republican primary

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee won his party's nomination for re-election Thursday in one of the last of ...

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Ebola’s Message: Foreign Aid And Science Funding In A Time Of Global Peril

Ebola’s Message: Foreign Aid And Science Funding In A Time Of Global Peril

Most Americans have long believed, in embarrassing ignorance, that the share of the US federal budget spent on foreign aid is an order of magnitude higher than what we actually sp ...

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McDaniel Formally Challenges Mississippi Runoff Results

McDaniel Formally Challenges Mississippi Runoff Results

Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel announced at a news conference on Monday that he is formally challenging his runoff loss to Senator Thad Cochran. Cochran won the Mississi ...

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