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On Sunday Sarah Palin, who already basically endorsed Newt Gingrich a few weeks ago, made an explicit plea for conservatives to stick it to the establishment (“Rage against the machine,” as she put it) by casting a ballot for the Georgian.

Then came this bit from Mitt Romney Monday morning, where he (candidly) bragged about how a change of tactics was helping him in the polls:

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The Republican primary circus continues.

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For a long time, inflation has been the phantom of the American economy: often expected but never seen. But the latest Consumer Price Index, which showed that prices rose by five percent from May of last year to May of this year, raises fears that it is breaking down the front door and taking over the guest room.

The price jump was the biggest one-month increase since 2008. It appears to support the warning of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who wrote in February that President Joe Biden's budget binge could "set off inflationary pressures of a kind we have not seen in a generation." Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell charged last month that the administration has already produced "raging inflation."

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