Sideshow: With the announcement last week that Donald Trump will moderate a GOP presidential debate two days after Christmas; the candidates now have to decide whether to involve themselves in the fanfare surrounding the debate’s moderator. watch
Four weeks to Iowa…can he go the distance? A slew of new polls show Newt Gingrich leading the GOP field in Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida. But how long can he keep it up against Mitt Romney’s well-oiled, well-funded campaign machine? read more
President Obama heads to the red state of Kansas today to deliver a speech on the challenges facing America's middle class. The location is significant because the town the president is visiting - Osawatomie - is the same town where Teddy Roosevelt delivered his New Nationalism speech more than a hundred years ago. read more
Let me finish tonight with a question.How did the party of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt and General Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan descend into a diabolic clown show? When did PT Barnum grab hold of the Tea Party and New York money and mix it into this Witch's Brew of a TV Debate headed up by Donald Trump? How did this clown... read more
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