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April 23rd, 2015

Hillary drops the other shoe

    In finally declaring her 2016 presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton put a reverse twist on the old break-up line, "It's not you. It's me." Her pitch, she said, is all about you -- the voters and what you need -- not about me and my ambition to follow my husband into the Oval Office.

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Greece is quickly running out of money & and time

    Greece, as everyone knows, is running out of money. That means it might not be able to pay its debts, including what it owes the International Monetary Fund, which should be a cause for serious anxiety in Europe. But there's a dangerous myth starting to gain traction that the nation could default on its obligations but still remain a member of the euro.

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Barack Obama Is No Neville Chamberlain

    If he accomplished nothing else during his presidency, Barack Obama has surely earned a place in the Bad Political Analogies Hall of Fame. According to savants on Fox News and right-wing editorial pages, Obama is both Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister who capitulated to Nazi territorial demands in 1938.

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What's Up With You?

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My Father's Secret

    Dad had a twinkle in his eye.

    "Wait until you see this trick," he told me. "This secret. You're guaranteed to make money. I'll show you when we sit down at a table."

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How Hillary Clinton's enemies aid her cause

    In the business of low political blows, gun rights advocate Wayne LaPierre reminds us of Hillary Clinton's best not-so-secret weapon: her amazing ability to drive her rivals and critics nuts.

    "I have to tell ya," said the National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO to thundering applause at their annual meeting Saturday, "eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough."

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Hardliners desperately seeking Satan

    Chances of war with Iran, says career Middle East journalist Barbara Slavin, went down “a gazillion” with the framework for a nuclear agreement.

    Ah, fudge.

    Never fear. Or fear. Hardliners in Congress will do their very best to change the percentages.

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Farming Moves North With the Temperatures

    Before there was a California, New England fed itself. Somehow. The soil was lousy, the climate cold and the diet limited (lots of cabbage, no avocados). At least there was plenty of water.

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What we know about Clinton's platform

    Hillary Clinton now has the opportunity to show her wares as a self-styled policy wonk.

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Rubio sets his sights on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    Marco Rubio's presidential bid poses two questions: First, how competitive will his campaign be? Second, which other contender will he hurt most?

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