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October 9th, 2014

Secret Service SNAFU a wake-up call for the White House

    The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's political leaders.

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Bush, Carter grandsons are November rising stars

    Bill and Hillary Clinton's new granddaughter captured the headlines this week, but two other presidential grandchildren may catapult to political stardom next month.

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Bush, Carter grandsons are November rising stars

    Bill and Hillary Clinton's new granddaughter captured the headlines this week, but two other presidential grandchildren may catapult to political stardom next month.

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Apple's Irish Luck

    A few weeks ago, the governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, signed into law a tax "incentive package" that his administration had negotiated with Tesla, the electric car company. Tesla is planning to build a giant factory to manufacture the batteries that power its cars, and Nevada was one of five states that were competing fiercely to land the plant.

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Will the election turn on terrorism?

    The beheadings of Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State enraged and horrified the nation. But someone who knows her state down to the block and town green level said the killings were felt even more deeply here.

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

    Poll after poll continue to show the Democrat Senate majority as endangered and President Obama's popularity as equally in peril. What is it that so many don't seem to comprehend about the political realities of the era?

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The Secret Service is no stranger to scandal

    No power couple cut a wider social swath in post-Civil War Washington than President Ulysses S. Grant's attorney general, George H. Williams, and his wife, Kate.

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The Secret Service image is so tarnished not even Clint Eastwood could rescue it

    The American psyche has taken a serious hit from the jaw-dropping Secret Service scandal that unfolded in the nation's capital this week. Why? Because practically all of us, regardless of our backgrounds or our smoldering anger at political Washington's ineptitude, believed in the myth of the agency's invincibility. And the dismantlement of that myth has left us reeling far more than a typical, bureaucratic Washington mess.

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Open Letter on Censorship

    George Orwell was right: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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Inflation panic will kill recovery in U.S. and Britain

    When will central banks in the United States and Britain start raising interest rates? The question preoccupies financial markets, and much turns on the answer. What's happening in the two countries' labor markets - and what the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England think is happening - is the crux of the matter.

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