|5/31/07||Days Of Their Lives|
First there was Dallas and then there was Dynasty, family tales of intrigue in high places, guilty pleasures that kept us couch-bound each week in the 1980s, dazed by the money, the jets, the power, t . . . .
|5/30/07||John Edwards` `Shameful Practices`|
In April, when John Edwards announced his plan to fight predatory lending, he charged that the increase in subprime mortgages in recent years had contributed to last year`s 42% rise in foreclosures, w . . . .
|5/29/07||Michael Moore`s Sicko Propaganda|
Is all that ails the U.S. health-care system that it`s not run by a communist dictatorship? Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is reviving this Cold War relic of an argument in his new movi . . . .
|5/29/07||Politics, Guns And The 2008 Elections|
When Gov. Mark Warner signed a bill allowing guns on school property, he never figured it could become a defining litmus test for the 2008 presidential election. But the dispute between Virginia Attor . . . .
|5/29/07||The House of Pelosi|
The official biography of Speaker Nancy Pelosi says: "Pelosi has pledged to restore integrity and civility to the People's House and preside over the most honest and open Congress in history. As Leade . . . .
|5/24/07||Don't Buy Claims About Tiahrt Gun Amendment|
Some of America's mayors, led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New
York City and Thomas M. Menino of Boston, would like you to believe
that their Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition is about fighting
illegal firearms in their cities and across the country. It's
|5/23/07||Political Report: The Tiahrt Amendment|
Ronald Reagan put it this way four decades ago: "The only choice
we have is up or down--up, to the ultimate in individual freedom
consistent with law and order, or down, to the deadly dullness of
|5/23/07||Get Ready For RICO|
Anti-gun politicians want to apply RICO racketeering
statutes--designed to prosecute organized crime figures--to federal
firearm law in an all-out effort to put the bite on all American
|5/23/07||Michael Bloomberg`s War On Guns|
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leading a war on guns, and it may be just the first salvo in his drive to become president.
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|5/23/07||The Undeclared Candidate|
Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) debates Michael Moore rather than the other Republicans.
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|5/23/07||Standing Guard June 2007|
That March 14, 2007, New York Times headline trumpeted an
editorial excoriating the Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia for declaring Washington D.C.'s 31-year-old ban on
handguns in the home as unconstitutional under the Second
No one disputes that secondary-mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae need reform. But congressional Democrats look at a reform bill moving through the House as an opportunity to crack open a hone . . . .
|5/21/07||The Personal Becomes Political|
Bill Clinton campaigned with Hillary in 1992, promising voters they could "buy one, get one free." That didn`t sell; Americans don`t like someone they didn`t vote for exercising power over them. In he . . . .
|5/18/07||Panel Softens Lobbying Bill Provisions|
The House Judiciary Committee on May 17 stripped from the lobbying reform bill a proposal to limit the lobbying activity of congressional officials once they enter the private sector and soundly defea . . . .
|5/18/07||The Man Who Wasn`t There|
"Having watched the second Republican debate the other night," writes Peggy Noonan, "it`s clear to me the subject today is Fred Thompson, the man who wasn`t there. While the other candidates bang away . . . .
|5/17/07||Media Hypocrisy And Lobbying|
What a difference an election makes. No one issued a memo or formal declaratory judgment, but guess what? It`s now okay to meet with lobbyists again on Capitol Hill. They still can`t buy a staffer a p . . . .
|5/17/07||Clinton Aide Forfeits Law License In Justice Probe|
Samuel R. Berger, the Clinton White House national security adviser who was caught taking highly classified documents from the National Archives, has agreed to forfeit his license to practice law.
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|5/16/07||Three Party Presidential Freak Show|
You`ve got to give it to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg--he does not suffer from low self-esteem. But then, as he owns a 68 percent share of the $20 billion to $30 billion, privately held, self-name . . . .
|5/16/07||GOP Hopefuls Defend Stances During Debate|
Under pressure from their rivals, the leading Republican presidential contenders defended their conservative credentials in a feisty debate.
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|5/16/07||Gun Control: Viewers Respond|
John Stossel investigates the myth that gun control laws actually reduce crime.
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|5/15/07||Bloomberg Poised For Third-Party Campaign|
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is prepared to spend an unprecedented $1 billion of his own $5.5 billion personal fortune for a third-party presidential campaign, personal friends of the mayor tel . . . .
|5/14/07||Sen. Clinton`s Strategist In Chief|
Bill Clinton`s connections, and his endless supply of chits, only begin to capture his singular role in his wife's presidential candidacy, advisers and friends of the couple say. He is the master stra . . . .
|5/14/07||Public Rates Congress Little Better Than Bush|
People think the Democratic-led Congress is doing just as dreary a job as President Bush after four months of bitter political standoffs that have made little progress on Iraq and on a host of domesti . . . .
|5/11/07||Hillary Responds—Or Does She?|
As the end-of-the-quarter mad dash for cash approached its
frenzied peak, Bill Clinton e-mailed supporters beseeching them to
donate to Hillary Rodham Clinton`s presidential campaign before
March 31. . . . .
|5/9/07||Liberal Money Talks|
The liberal wealthy super-elites who control private tax-exempt foundations have discovered success in controlling politicians and bankrolling activist organizations ranging from open borders advocate . . . .
|5/9/07||The Mystery Of Michael Bloomberg|
There is a stunning disconnect between Michael Bloomberg`s modest accomplishments as mayor of New York and his elevation to a figure worthy of presidential consideration--albeit as an independent cand . . . .
|5/8/07||Gore Backers Hold On To Cash|
Prominent political fundraisers who backed Al Gore`s 2000 presidential campaign are reserving support for the current slate of 2008 Democrats in hopes the former vice president will swoop in for anoth . . . .
|5/8/07||Virginia Tightens Rules On PACs Formed By Out-of-State Politicians|
Virginia is preparing to impose a law designed to stop out-of-state politicians from funneling unlimited amounts of money through the commonwealth, which has no restrictions on how much individuals or . . . .
|5/7/07||Sagging Republican Fundraising|
Eyebrows were raised when the cumulative first-quarter fund-raising total ($65.7 million) for the three leading Democratic presidential contenders (Hillary Clinton, $26 million; Barack Obama, $25.7 mi . . . .
|5/4/07||An Incomplete Field|
The Wall Street Journal`s Peggy Noonan offers first impressions of the 2008 GOP field.
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|5/3/07||High House Hopes|
Tom Cole earned a Ph.D. in British history from the University of Oklahoma, intending to become a college professor, but he came to his senses and to a zest for politics and now, in just his third ter . . . .
|5/3/07||Hillary Stuck in Real Race|
Hillary`s pollster Mark Penn recently claimed that she was leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in all states in all the polls. Not so fast, Mark. The latest Rasmussen poll, con . . . .
|5/1/07||Favored By 527s, Democrats Mum On Reforms|
The Democratic majority in Congress has pursued a reform agenda that so far has overlooked the campaign-finance loophole allowing soft money to flood so-called 527 organizations, loosely regulated pol . . . .
|5/1/07||Ban On Sale Of Guns To Mentally Ill Is Expanded|
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine signed an executive order April 30 closing a "loophole" that allowed Virginia Tech murderer to purchase firearms even though he had been declared dangerously mentally il . . . .