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Civil War: 150 years later

04/12/11 05:04PM

It must have been something for those officers who fought in that war. Ulysses S. Grant had been drummed out of the army several years before Fort Sumter. He'd been stationed out in the far west, away from his family, where he had developed a bad drinking problem. His father, who had some political pull, tried getting him re-instated. read more

Rating Ryan’s plan

Rating Ryan’s plan

04/11/11 08:00PM

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., shares his thoughts on whether Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan is a concrete solution to the budget mess. watch

Where are the good GOP candidates?

04/11/11 05:36PM

Let me finish tonight with this strange plague besetting the Republicans. There was supposed to be a big debate at the Reagan Library this spring. There won't be. No candidates.Now that's a strange thing to say, but not as strange as the people showing up as would-be candidates. Trump is out there making charges, personal charges, of the worst kind about the president. read more

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