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Posted on: Jun 29, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Black was an early innovator of the GOP attack machine, and a very successful lobbyist and political strategist in the Reagan and Bush eras.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Eighty-one months after 9/11, POTUS vies for October Surprise.

Posted on: May 23, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

On the cusp of securing the nomination, Senator Obama considers awarding half the state's delegates.

Posted on: May 22, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Bobby Jindal, Charlie Crist and Mitt Romney - the GOP Veep short-list - descended on Arizona for a pow-wow with McCain.

Posted on: May 1, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Twisting his argument into a legalistic pretzel, Justice Scalia insists that torture is not a form of punishment.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Rhodes says her employers have "damaged my hard won excellent reputation in the broadcast industry."

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

If there ever was a question that deserved to be ducked, it’s “What do you think about your dad’s extramarital affair?”

Posted on: Mar 28, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Dean also says he has a plan for resolving the superdelegate conundrum.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Bush tops "Heckuva job Brownie" with clueless comment on financial meltdown: "I want to thank you, Mr. Secretary, for working over the weekend"

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

U.S. forces would "not quit before the job is done," he said, without a trace of irony.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Laura Schlessinger shows us again what a PhD in physiology will teach you about about what makes people tick.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Now that he is the putative Democratic nominee, here is a look at another potentially Swiftboat-able part of his record.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Phelps' "God Hates Fags" group is also protesting the funeral of an 18-year-old Auburn student killed this past week.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

The "liberal media" will let Bush off the hook on this one, just as they always do, because his being out of touch is simply par for the course.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

The notorious operative behind it is Roger Stone, a protege of Richard Nixon.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

The fact that Romney’s mitts could have been all over this might also explain McCain’s palpable antipathy toward him.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Texas) learned a lesson in preparedness Tuesday night when he was humiliated on MSNBC.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

If current trends hold, Clinton needs to win the four remaining big states in order to stay even in the delegate race.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

This is, of course, the country that, two years ago sentenced a woman who had been raped by seven men to 200 lashes and six months in prison.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

The truly most divisive figure in the 2008 race is not Hillary Clinton, it's John McCain.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

This is strong indicator that there is real energy and excitement among the small minority of Republicans who oppose the occupation of Iraq.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Rumor has it he would, but it could also just be Robert Novak making mischief.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Later, Mr. Romney admired a child's gold necklace and said, "Oh, you've got some bling-bling here."

Posted on: Jan 21, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Also, has anybody calculated the cost of deporting 12 million people, housing them, processing them and then shipping them across the border?

Posted on: Jan 14, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

Giuliani earned $16 million in speaking fees alone in 2006. He’ll be fine, so don’t worry — only the little people on his staff will suffer.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

This just further reminds us of the unique kid-glove treatment George W. Bush receives from the media.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

It'd be nice if a reporter would ask him to explain why it was God's will for him to lose in New Hampshire. Don't hold your breath, of course.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2008, Source: Pensito Review

"'Petty' is the best word to describe him," said Dennis R. Young, a state rep at the time who sponsored the relief measure.