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Wiretap: Anti-equality crusader Phyllis Schlafly dies, Trump stops “telling it like...

Home stretch Once upon a time, Labor Day was supposed to be the kickoff to the presidential election. Now, says the Cook Political Report's Amy...

Littwin: Forever running against Obama

If I didn't know better, I'd say that Rudy Giuliani was collaborating with the enemy (by which I mean, of course, Hillary Clinton). Clinton is...

Wiretap: Christie press conference nowhere near as long or horrible as...

Yes, the Chris Christie press conferences is finally over. The question remains: Is Chris Christie finished, too?

Lamborn decries planned N.Y.-based terror trials

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn added his voice to those criticizing the White House decision to try suspected 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other suspected terrorists in a New York City civilian court. In a strongly worded statement issued yesterday, the Colorado 5th District Republican argued that New York could become a number one target for attacks during the trial, that the terrorists were enemy combatants who would be granted additional rights unnecessarily once brought onto U.S. soil and that the men could radicalize prison populations wherever they might eventually be held. In conversation with the Colorado Independent, however, the Department of Justice played down the criticism as overheated and lacking perspective.

Media watch: Giuliani surprisingly rational on Sanford sex scandal

Why ask Rudy Giuliani to weigh in on the Mark Sanford infidelity madness unless you're going to ask him directly about his own infidelity madness? MSNBC's Morning Joe misses the opportunity. Instead, the host lets Rudy go on about Bill Clinton's infidelities. Weird. Imagine Clinton sitting in that newsroom and no one ever mentioning "that woman" Lewinsky or that other woman Jennifer Flowers or any of the rest of the other women. Could never happen!

For Tom Minnery, it was an election year of mixed blessings

Colorado had the longest ballot in the country this year, and among the numerous propositions that failed was one that would have lowered the minimum age of serving in the state legislature from 25 to 21. As Tom Minnery, the Vice President of Public Policy for Focus on the Family put it, “No thanks. We have enough immaturity in the legislature already.”

Confessions of an RNC security guard

Over at Salon, Avi Steinberg has written a highly entertaining account of his time patrolling the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, headquarters of the Republican National Convention, for a (unnamed) private security firm. He explores the perils of tight pants and Sarah Palin, the noshing habits of secret service officers and the unexpected joys of chanting “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!” Steinberg also comes up with an amusing taxonomy of the drinking habits of various GOP devotees:

GOP “Ministry of Truth” ready to spin back-alley contortions

In a secretive brick building off an alley in Northwest Denver, behind a metal gate secured by a guard, top Republican operatives have gathered to bash the Democrat National Convention across the river.

James Dobson Bashes John McCain – Again

Focus on the Family Founder and CEO James Dobson grabbed the spotlight today to underscore what he first vowed more than a year ago:...

McCain Holds Slim Lead in Michigan; Who Would You Vote For...

In day one of the first Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby tracking poll of Michigan, John McCain's lead over Mitt Romney is within the statistical margin of error....
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