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February 26th, 2015

Hillary, Jeb and $$$$$$

    Last week began with the comedy extravaganza of the "Saturday Night Live" reunion, but not one of its sketches or jokes was half as funny as four words three days later by Jeb Bush.

    "I'm my own man," he said.

    And he kept a straight face somehow.

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Scott Walker's education fell short

    In terms of his fitness for the presidency, the fact that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fell short of graduating from college is interesting but ultimately immaterial. What is relevant -- and concerning -- is how Walker talks about the issue.

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Republicans unite to ignore immigration in 2016

    Immigration is supposed to be a bitterly divisive topic for Republicans. Yet a very narrow range of opinion separates the party's leading presidential candidates, which is unfortunate for the country.

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Maureen McDonnell's real mistake was always putting her husband first

    They threw mom under the bus. Then they threw momma from the train. And finally, a federal judge threw her into jail.

    Maureen McDonnell, the disgraced former first lady of Virginia, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, though she'll remain free while her lawyers pursue an appeal. But she told U.S. District Judge James Spencer, "I have no one to blame but myself."

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Jeb's Bushian speech

    Jeb Bush's highly anticipated speech on foreign policy reminded me of the joke in which two senior citizens are complaining about a restaurant. "Terrible food at that place," says one. "Yes," says the other, "and such small portions!"

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Jeb Bush carries a heavy burden

    Jeb Bush is asking us to do the impossible -- forget that he's the son of one president and the brother of another.

    "I'm my own man," he protested at a much-heralded meet-the- Bush-you-don't-know speech on foreign affairs in Chicago on Wednesday.

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GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama

    The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president."

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Football's L.A. Trick Play

    Like most big cities in America, San Diego has its share of problems. It has issues with gangs, poverty and income inequality. It needs to do about $2 billion worth of infrastructure repairs. It has suffered through an epic drought.

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Catching up with the Middle East

    Let me see if I have this straight.

    The Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL, is a militant Sunni Muslim group waging war against the Shiite-dominated government in Iraq.

    Okay so far?

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Boston Deserves Its Trial

    Today's issue is whether the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing, delayed already, should be moved out of Boston.

    No way.

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