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Congress Flexes Its Election 2008 Muscles

6:24 pm Mar. 31, 2008

With the Congress back in town after a two week Easter break, it isn’t taking long for leaders of both parties to start throwing their weight around on issues that will certainly play a big role in this year’s elections. Today, we have at least two flashpoints that have the …

Absolutely Everything Is Political This Year

4:51 pm Mar. 31, 2008

It is important to remember something very important as you think about what role Washington, D.C. plays in a Presidential election year. Everything can be boiled down to politics.  And I mean everything. When the Bush Administration rolls out new plans on regulations for the financial markets, the mortgage industry …

Bowling, Beer and Cheese Steaks

4:49 pm Mar. 31, 2008

It’s a busy day in the Keystone State again today for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as they mark three weeks until the next big primary in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Wilkes-Barre is Ground Zero of the campaign on this Tuesday, as voters there will get …

Obama, Clinton Still Duking It Out In Texas

10:09 pm Mar. 30, 2008

I know the Texas Two-Step Primary and Caucus was back on March 4th, but this past weekend, the wrangling continued in the battle for delegates from the Lone Star State, with Barack Obama still hanging on to a narrow lead. Of course, that didn’t mean that the Obama and Clinton …

The Advertising Wars Heat Up In Both Parties

1:03 pm Mar. 30, 2008

Check your calendar on this March 31st.  The Pennsylvania primary still has three weeks left for campaigning.  Then it is a break of two weeks after that until Indiana and North Carolina on May 6. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are advertising in Pennsylvania already. But only Obama is …

Yet Another Early Exit From The Congress

7:49 am Mar. 30, 2008

When I started working on Capitol Hill in 1980 as a Page in the House of Representatives, there was one thing that seemed like an unwritten rule:  You didn’t resign from the House or Senate in the middle of your term to take a private sector job. That’s pretty much …

Three Way Presidential Economic Battle

10:06 pm Mar. 27, 2008

Even as more violence hit Iraq, the three major candidates for President were focusing on what definitely is the number one issue for voters, the economy. Barack Obama got the top billing with a speech in Manhattan on Thursday, where he called for greater oversight of US financial markets. Hillary …

Whither the Democratic Superdelegates?

10:04 pm Mar. 27, 2008

Normally, most of us in the Lower 48 wouldn’t really care too much about the fact that the sitting Governor of Puerto Rico was charged Thursday with 19 counts of wrongdoing in a campaign finance investigation. Maybe it was the irony involved in that Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was elected …

Longshot Odds For New Election Reform Plans

10:02 pm Mar. 27, 2008

Like the yearly change of the seasons, the arrival of a Presidential election year tends to bring certain subjects to the fore, only to see them quickly recede and then lay dormant for, oh another four years. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Thursday served up two of The Greatest Hits …

Team Clinton Keeps Talking About Rev. Wright

12:06 pm Mar. 26, 2008

At first, the Hillary Clinton camp didn’t want to touch the controversy involving Barack Obama and his pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  But that seems to be changing. A day after Clinton told a news conference in Pennsylvania, “I think that given all we have heard and seen, he would not …