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  • 11 years ago

    Two days before the presidential election, Ingrid Holmes walked into the Greater Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church to hear John Edwards's pitch. Not that she was on the fence. "I just feel like after 2000, with the economy, the war, and eve...

  • 11 years ago

    CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer was discussing Game 7 of the American League Championship Series last week, when all of a sudden he had an insight—sports is a lot like politics, and could get even more so if the Houston Astros ended up facing the Bos...

  • 11 years ago

    David Corn is not at the top of Karl Rove's call list, but after each presidential debate, he's had a chance to be right in his lap. That's because Corn, Washington editor of the lefty Nation, immediately goes to work in the Spin Room. It's the sc...

  • 11 years ago

    Alan Schroeder has a modest proposal for the Commission on Presidential Debates. "I think if Oprah moderated a presidential debate, the whole country would come to a standstill," says Schroeder, author of Presidential Debates: Forty Years of High ...

  • 11 years ago

    Last night's debate on foreign policy was supposed to be President Bush's show, a chance for him to strut his stuff about the war on terror and permanently affix the label of flip-flopper to the allegedly Botoxed forehead of John Kerry. Yesterday'...

  • 11 years ago

    Before Dick Cheney uttered one sentence in Tuesday night's vice-presidential debate, he scored an impressive victory—namely, he managed to switch the subject. For the past week, the story had been the first presidential debate, in which Georg...

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